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Todd Marks earns Realtors nod in Hillsborough Commission bid

Tampa attorney Todd Marks, the Republican nominee for Hillsborough County Commission District 7, picked up an endorsement recently from the Greater Tampa Realtors.

“On behalf of the 2018 Greater Tampa REALTORS Leadership Team and our 11,000 members, it is my pleasure to inform you that have been selected as the recommended candidate for election to the Hillsborough County Commission, District 7,” said an email from leadership team chair Andy Joe Scaglione.

“Our Leadership Team and members recognize your knowledge of issues facing Hillsborough County,” Scaglione continued.

The realtor group added that it would soon host Marks at its headquarters to cut him a check for his campaign to replace exiting commissioner Al Higginbotham in the countywide seat.

“By working together, we can ensure that we move forward over the years to come. Congratulations and we wish you success in the upcoming election,” Scaglione concluded.

Marks overcame a major fundraising gap to defeat Aakash Patel in the Republican primary election, and is set to face off against Democratic nominee Kimberly Overman and Green Party candidate Kim O’Connor in the general.

To date, Marks has raised more than $274,000 and had nearly $43,000 in the bank on Oct. 19. Overman, by comparison, has raised about $137,000 for her bid with $12,000 left to spend at the same checkpoint. Clark has raised $26,000 and has $22,000 on hand.

The District 2, 4, 5 and 7 seats will all be on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, alongside other county government seats including sheriff and four school board districts.

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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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