Tequesta Republican Rep. MaryLynn Magar will be in Jupiter Thursday evening for a fundraiser benefitting her House District 82 re-election bid.
Magar is running for her fourth and final term representing the South Florida district. She is currently running against Judson Cooper Epperly, the global director of international recruitment for Kaplan Medical, in the Republican Primary.
Through March, Magar had raised nearly $96,000 for her campaign and had more than $80,000 banked. Epperly’s campaign has shown few signs of life, fundraising wise, since he filed in late June. He has $23 in the bank.
HD 82 covers nearly all of Martin County and a chunk of northwestern Palm Beach County. It includes the communities of Hobe Sound, Indiantown, Jupiter, Limestone Creek, Port Salerno and Tequesta.
The district is reliably Republican. When Magar left the Martin County Commission to run for HD 82 in 2012, she cruised to a 10-point win in the Republican Primary getting near 100 percent of the vote against a write-in on Election Day.
In 2014 and 2016, she took more than 60 percent of the vote in back-to-back contests against Democrat Mary Higgins.
The fundraiser invite is below.