Rob Panepinto, who had reported a huge fundraising month in October, raised another $50,000 in November in the race for the Orange County mayor’s job in 2018, his campaign reported Monday.
The Winter Park businessman raised $34,100 for his official campaign fund and another $15,000 into his political committee Vision Orange County. With the money he raised in October, including a $100,000 loan he made to his campaign, Panepinto now has $204,530 in his campaign and $84,530 in Vision Orange County.
Panepinto’s November haul was all from contributions; he did not make any additional loans to his campaign, his campaign noted.
Panepinto is the first to announce his November campaign finance filings, and the reports have not yet been posted on the Orange County Supervisor of Elections website.
The other mayoral candidates include Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings, Orange County Commissioner Pete Clarke, Orange County School Board Chairman Bill Sublette, Jose Colom, and Robert Melanson. At the end of October, Demings, who opened his campaign in June, had just over $250,000, while Panepinto, who opened his in late September, had $240,000; with Sublette next at $52,000, all raised in October.
“I am thankful for the growing support from so many people in our community. I am humbled that there are so many who share my vision for moving the county forward by creating more economic expansion and opportunity, creating more affordable housing solutions, working with law enforcement to combat crime and creating stronger ties throughout the community for everyone.”