Jason Fischer, Republican hopeful for Florida House District 16, announced Tuesday he raised more than $84,000 in the first quarter since announcing his candidacy.
The Jacksonville native added more than $18,700 in contributions from about 50 donors during February, which the candidate calls proof of “continued momentum and increasing grassroots support.”
“The growing support our campaign is receiving from people across the district is exciting,” Fischer said in a prepared statement. “I am committed to bringing a fresh perspective and conservative leadership to Tallahassee and fighting for our Northeast Florida values.”
Fischer, who is on the Duval County School Board, aims to replace term-limited Republican Rep. Charles McBurney. District 16 covers Mandarin and Baymeadows as well as parts of downtown Jacksonville and Duval County.
Prior to joining the school board, Fischer worked for Florida Power & Light (FPL) before leaving to become a civilian engineer with the Navy in 2006.
The Association of Energy Engineers recognized him as a “Legend in Energy” in 2010.
In 2011, Fischer went to work for CSX, one of the country’s largest transportation concerns, negotiating energy and utility contracts in more than 20 states. He now works as business development manager for URETEK Holdings, based in the Jacksonville metro area.
In 2012, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Duval County School Board.
In the GOP primary, scheduled for Aug. 30, 2016, Fischer so far only faces Republican Dick Kravitz.