Canaveral Port Authority Republican Commissioner Robyn Hattaway raised $17,760 in April for her contest with a Port Orange City Council member Tramont hunting for the new District 30 home straddling the Volusia-Brevard county line.
Hattaway’s last month of fundraising brings her total to $65,904, and she entered May with about $50,000 in the bank.
Tramont said he raised $11,150 in April, bringing his total raised to $108,810 and leaving him with about $81,000 in the bank at the start of the month.
Hattaway, originally from Titusville on the Brevard side, and Tramont, who lives in Volusiaare in a Republican primary battle Aug. 23 for the open seat.
The neighborhoodrepresenting mostly coastal areas from Titusville to Port Orange, has a strong Republican leaning, and so far no Democrats have asked to run there.
To the west, in southwestern Volusia County, two incumbent Republicans face off in the new House District 29. Reps. Webster Barnabas by Deltone and Elisabeth Fetterhoff of DeLand, posted lackluster fundraising efforts in April.
Likewise, in the south, the Republican representatives. Tyler Sirois from Merritt Island, Thad Altman of India and randy good of Palm Bay, also raised almost no money while running for re-election in House Districts 31, 32 and 33 in most of Brevard. Sirois has no opponent, while Altman and Fine have nominal opposition.
For the hotly contested battle expected in HD 30, Hattaway, an attorney, attracted 33 contributions in April including 13 for the maximum amount of $1,000, mostly from Titusville.
Tramont drew 20 contributions, eight of which were for $1,000, mostly from Tallahassee. He also opened an independent political committee in April, the Faith Family Freedom Coalitionbut there were no deposits in April.
Elsewhere in southern Volusia and Brevard:
— In HD 29, Barnaby said he raised $6,400 in April. This brought his total raised for this cycle to $122,480. He entered May with about $98,000 in the bank. Fetterhoff said he raised $3,383 in April. She has now raised $108,298 and entered May with around $67,000 in cash.
a democrat, Rick Karl, filed to show up Tuesday, too late to file campaign finance reports yet. The results of the last two general elections show that the HD 29 precincts add a slight Republican slant to the district.
— In HD 31, covering North Brevard, Sirois said he only raised $100 for his official campaign account in April. That gave him $97,830 raised and about $52,000 in the bank on May 1. It also has an independent political committee, Launching Florida’s Future, which showed no activity in April. He had about $15,000 in the bank.
– In HD 32, covering the center of Brevard, Altman did not raise any money in April. His official campaign account raised $19,000 in total and there was about $17,000 left on May 1. It also has an independent political committee, Florida’s Legacy Political Committee. He showed no activity in April and has around $2,000 on hand.
Independent candidate Elie Pierce Dury from Melbourne donated $238 to its HD 32 campaign, but ended April with no money in the account.
– In HD 33, covering most of southern Brevard, Fine also did not raise any money in April. His official campaign fund raised $117,863 and had about $82,000 in the bank on May 1. It also has an independent political committee, Friends of Randy Fine, which has shown little recent activity. He raised $467,000 in total and had approximately $269,000 in the bank.
Democrat Anthony Jay Yantz of Palm Bay said it raised $1,865 in April, bringing its total raised to $4,375. He entered May with about $3,000 in the bank.
HD 31 and HD 32 appear to have a strong Republican leaning and HD 33 appear to have a moderate Republican lean, based on the results of the last two general elections.