Republican David Smith raised about $9,000 in July, while his Republican primary opponent Chris Anderson raised no money and Democrat Lee Mangold brought in about $1,100 during the month, giving Smith a commanding money advantage seeking what will be an open seat for House District 28.
Smith, a retired U.S. Marine colonel and consultant from Winter Springs, who has lent his campaign $50,000, has a combined contributions and personal loans total of almost $112,000, though he has spent about $15,000, according to the latest campaign finance reports posted by the Florida Division of Elections.
HD 28 represents northeast Seminole County including Sanford, Oviedo and Winter Springs.
Anderson, a Seminole County deputy sheriff from Longwood, made an adjustment of negative $300 in his contributions in July with the withdrawal of a check from Focus Strategies, bringing down his total raised to just over $9,600. With expenses, he had $8,400 in the bank at the end of July.
Mangold, a Casselberry owner of cyber security business, raised $830 in the month for a total of just over $4,100. With expenses, he finished the month with about $3,700 in the bank.