Shevrin Jones nets nearly $29K during November in bid for SD 35

Jones has added more than $110,000 in the past three months.

Rep. Shevrin Jones pulled in nearly $29,000 during November as he campaigns for the Senate District 35 seat.

Jones, who currently represents House District 101, is term-limited in 2020, prompting him to run for the Senate.

He’s been the strongest fundraiser in the race so far. November saw Jones raise nearly $20,000 through his campaign. His political committee, Florida Strong Finish, added another $9,000.

The West Park Democrat has now added more than $110,000 to his SD 35 bid over the last three months.

Jones also burned through nearly $20,000 in November between his campaign and political committee, leaving him with a net gain for the month. He has just over $82,000 on hand going forward.

Jones is competing in a five-person field for the Democratic nomination in SD 35. Miami Gardens City Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro posted November totals showing just over $7,700 raised. He ends the month with nearly $52,000 on hand.

Former firefighter Wilbur Harbin again showed $0 raised. His only influx of cash since joining the race in July comes via a $5,000 loan posted in August.

The remaining pair of Democratic candidates in the contest — former Sen. Daphne Campbell and former Rep. Cynthia Stafford — have not yet posted their November numbers.

Through October, Campbell showed nearly $20,000 cash on hand. Stafford had just over $10,000 in the bank as of October.

The only Republican in the contest, serial candidate Josue Larose, also reported no money raised in November. That continues a trend dating back to March, when he first filed for the race.

In addition to his fundraising lead, Jones also recently received a set of new endorsements.

The LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed Jones near the end of November. And Forward Florida, a political committee run by former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, backed Jones along with several other 2020 candidates in early December.

SD 35 covers parts of Broward and Miami-Dade counties including Miramar, West Park and Miami Gardens. Current state Sen. Oscar Braynon II is term-limited.

Candidates and political committees face a Tuesday deadline to report fundraising activity through Nov. 30.

Ryan Nicol

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to [email protected].


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