For the fourth consecutive month, former Miami-Dade County Public Administrator Marie Woodson is leading her House District 101 opponents in fundraising.
Woodson raised more than $8,000 during the month of September. That led the three-person Democratic field seeking to replace state Rep. Shevrin Jones, who is term-limited and pursuing a Senate seat.
Woodson’s continued streak is a story, given that Rep. Jones endorses Johnson to be his successor back in June.
At that point in the race, Johnson had just come off back-to-back months bringing in at least $20,000. But as his fundraising has dropped off, Woodson’s has picked up. It remains to be seen whether Johnson will get back ahead of the pack or whether Woodson will continue to lead.
The two are competing in a four-person field for the Democratic nomination in HD 102. Former Miramar City Commission candidate Dennis Hinds added just $550 in September, with Matthew Tisdol showing just $165 in donations.
HD 102 covers parts Broward and Miami-Dade counties, including Pembroke Pines and Miami Gardens. State Rep. Sharon Pritchett is term-limited.
Over in House District 104, Broward School Board Member Robin Bartleman continued to expand her fundraising lead, raising more than $3,300 in September. Bartleman has led the three-person Democratic field in fundraising since May in an effort to succeed term-limited state Rep. Richard Stark.
HD 104 covers Weston and Southwest Ranches in Broward County.
Moving down to Miami-Dade County, state Rep. James Bush III had his best fundraising month of the cycle. He declared $6,000 in contributions in an attempt to defend his seat from a Democratic challenger and a third-party candidate.
And in House District 107, there wasn’t much money floating around during September. Ulysses “Buck” Harvard was able to top the four-person Democratic field with just under $900 raised.
HD 107 covers parts of Miami Gardens and Golden Glades in Miami-Dade County. State Rep. Barbara Watson is barred from seeking reelection due to term limits.
Candidates faced a Thursday deadline to file financial reports showing activity through Sept. 30.