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Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, reacts on the floor of the House Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (Photo by Phil Sears)

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Heather Fitzenhagen announces Fort Myers fundraiser

Republican state Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen will hold a fundraiser benefitting her re-election campaign on Sept. 24 in Fort Myers.

The event will be held at Society restaurant in the Bell Tower Shops, 13499 Bell Tower Dr., from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those looking to drop by can sent an RSVP to Brittney Metzger at BrittneyRMetzger@gmail.com.

“It’s because of supporters such as you that I have been able to continue serving the residents of District 78 over the last 6 years. Although I have accomplished a lot during this time, there’s still a lot of work left to do, and I am up for the challenge,” Fitzenhagen said in a campaign email.

Fitzenhagen has represented Lee County’s House District 78 since 2012, when she earned more than two thirds of the vote in both the Republican primary and the general election. She only faced a write-in challenger in 2014, and two years ago she was re-elected without opposition.

In 2018, she faces her first Democratic challenger in Parisima Taeb, a physician who runs a private clinic in Fort Myers.

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Through the end of August, Fitzenhagen held a strong lead in fundraising with more than $240,000 raised and about $98,000 on hand. Taeb has raised $22,500, including a $10,000 loan, and has about $18,000 in her campaign account.

The fundraiser invitation is below.

Fitzenhagen fundraiser 9.24.2018

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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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