Victor Torres posts big haul in June in SD 15 race
Victor Torres

Victor Torres

State Rep. Victor Torres posted his second-straight five-figure cash haul for his Senate District 15 campaign, opening up a gulf between him and his opponent in the Aug. 30 Democratic primary.

Torres, a retired police officer, brought in $13,125 in the period running from June 1 to June 24, and his campaign finished the period with $73,058 in the bank. June will be the third strong fundraising month in a row, bringing in more than $40,000 for Torres, of Orlando. That activity followed three weak months after he announced his candidacy in January.

Democrat Bob Healy, a Kissimmee funeral director, raised $2,100. Healy’s campaign, boosted by a $20,000 self-loan, finished the period with $30,869.

The winner will face Republican nominee Peter Vivaldi, a business consultant and youth pastor from Windermere. Vivaldi’s numbers were not posted at the close of business on the Florida Division of Elections website. He had raised about $16,000 in the first six weeks of his campaign.

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 Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused.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]

One comment

  • Richard Crooks

    July 1, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Do you think the IRS would be interest in how much he raked in and ad that to his 5 or 6 figure retirement they might have and issue.

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