Victor Torres, Bob Healy see slow fundraising March in Senate District 15
Victor Torres is one of two veterans in the Florida senate.

Victor Torres

State Rep. Victor Torres raised $1,400 in March and his new Democratic primary opponent Bob Healy raised $3,160 in the Orlando-based Senate District 15 race.

Torres, of Orlando enters April with a sizable campaign coffer advantage because he transferred all of his campaign money from his house re-election campaign, providing him with a total of $65,100 in donations to date and $40,641 in the bank.

He did not enter the Florida Senate race until late January and has been in the Florida Legislative Session almost ever since, preventing him from fundraising.

Healy, a former board member of the Osceola County Expressway Authority and runs a pair of funeral homes in Central Florida, entered the race on the final day of February.

SD 15 covers much of south-central and southeast Orange County and much of Osceola County.

The lone Republican in running in SD 15, Peter Vivaldi of Windermere, entered the race last week.

Scott Powers

Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at [email protected]


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