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County Commissioner Dave Eggers backing Nick DiCeglie in HD 66 race

Republican Nick DiCeglie announced Tuesday that Pinellas County Commissioner Dave Eggers had endorsed his campaign for House District 66, currently held by term-limited Republican Rep. Larry Ahern.

“Nick has such high energy, high character and high aspirations for our community and our state,” Eggers said in a press release. “As a family man, business owner and an American patriot, I support Nick DiCeglie as our next leader in the Florida House of Representatives in Tallahassee.”

DiCeglie, who runs Clearwater-based trash removal and recycling company Solar Sanitation, said he was “honored” to have Eggers’ support in the race.

“He is a business-minded leader, with over 30-years in the private sector – something we need more of in our elected officials. His experience and vision for our community has been a breath of fresh air and I look forward to working with him to get things done,” DiCeglie said.

DiCeglie is running against St. Petersburg attorney Berny Jacques in the Republican Primary for the seat. Also running are Democrat Alex Heeren and Reform Party candidate Paul Bachmann.

Through the end of 2017, DiCeglie had raised $72,714 and had just shy of $60,000 on hand in his campaign account.

The total puts him behind Jacques, who has been in the race six months longer than DiCeglie. At the end of the year, Jacques had $71,500 in his campaign account and about $35,000 on hand for his political committee, Protect Pinellas.

Heeren has not filed a campaign finance report since entering the race on Jan. 9, while Bachmann has raised just $345 since opening his campaign account in August.

HD 66, a safe Republican district, covers part of western Pinellas County, including Clearwater, Belleair, Indian Rocks Beach and Indian Shores.

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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.

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