Frank White hauls in $23K in latest round of HD 2 fundraising

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Pensacola Republican Frank White brought in another $23,700 last month in his campaign to take over the open House District 2 seat.

White’s May report, which also includes $10,914 in spending, shows the first-time candidate with an impressive $164,345 on hand after just two full months in the campaign.

His donor list also shows support from some influential Republicans, including former House Speaker Allan Bense, former ambassador John Rood and Gulf Power CEO Stan Connally.

White, who serves as vice chairman of the board of trustees for Pensacola State College, is currently the only Republican in the race to take over for Rep. Mike Hill, who is running for Greg Evers’ seat in the Florida Senate.

Though he faces Democrat Raymond Guillory, who has $11,309 on hand, White will certainly benefit from the heavy Republican advantage in HD 2, where Hill dispatched Democrat Jeremy Lau with more than 65 percent of the vote two years ago.

White’s prodigious fundraising skills, and the safety of the seat, could make him someone to watch for House leadership positions over the next few years.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.


  • Ray Guillory

    June 12, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    Yet he claims to not be a politician. He is just another of the business as usual politicians ignoring all the real issues affecting his community. Failing schools, high poverty and low wage jobs.

  • Ray Guillory

    June 12, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    How can you be a member of the Irish Politicians Club, a political appointee to government boards, a founder of a PAC, have your campaign run by a superpac treasurer and then say ” I’m not a politician”? If your campaign isn’t about real issues, like 1 in 5 people living in poverty, low wages, 90% of jobs paying under a living wage, issues like underfunded and failing schools. If you just run on a slogan like ” I’m not a politician”, not only are you a politician, you are the worst type of politician.
    You want real issues.

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