Quiet February fundraising for Mike Williams, Lenny Curry
Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams and Mayor Lenny Curry

Mike Williams Lenny Curry

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Sheriff Mike Williams both showed quiet February fundraising for their re-election bids.

Curry, who filed this month for re-election, did not report fundraising yet for his campaign account. The same holds true for the local “Jacksonville on the Rise” committee set up to support the re-election (though with a six-figure ad buy, it follows that committee will have impressive March numbers.)

Curry’s statewide “Build Something That Lasts” committee did register fundraising; however, with $12,500 brought in ($10,000 of which came from Ed Burr), it was the single slowest month for that account since Dec. 2016.

The account spent $12,803, mostly on consultant fees, though there was $1,000 given to City Council candidate Rose Conry.

All told, the committee still has over $600,000 cash on hand. And Curry lacks a credible opponent.

Like his counterpart in the Mayor’s Office, Sheriff Williams had a slow month, but it ultimately won’t matter.

Williams’s committee brought in just $1,000, leaving it with $194,000 as February ended.

Williams brought in $10,000 in hard money off 10 maximum $1,000 contributions, giving him $148,000 in his campaign account; Vestcor and Gate Petroleum were among the donors.

Williams’ opponent, Democrat Tony Cummings, raised nothing in February, and has just $260 cash on hand.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at [email protected]


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