Republican House District 47 candidate Mikaela Nix announced Monday she is kicking off her campaign with a fundraiser featuring Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, Orlando Magic executive Pat Williams, former Clerk of Courts Eddie Fernandez and several current and former municipal leaders on her host committee.
Nix is planning her event for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cottage on Lake Fairview
An Orlando lawyer, Nix faces Winter Park businessman Stockton Reeves for the Republican primary nomination, while Anna Eskamani of Orlando is running for the Democrats. Reeves also announced a campaign kickoff event for this week.
In addition to Clarke, who is running for Orange County mayor; Williams, a conservative author and motivational speaker; and Fernandez, a private attorney; the members of Nix’s host committee include Peggy and Greg Garnett, Winter Park Vice Mayor Pete Weldon, former Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Belle Isle Mayor Lydia Pisano, Edgewater Mayor Ray Bagshaw, political consultant Bertica Cabrera Morris, and a couple dozen others.
The district covers north-central Orange County, and is currently represented by Republican state Rep. Mike Miller of Winter Park, who is running for Congress. Nix is a resident of the College Park neighborhood.