Lisset Hanewicz is still on top of the fundraising game in the District 4 race for the St. Petersburg City Council.
Hanewicz, a former prosecutor for the Pasco-Pinellas State Attorney’s Office, raised $2,710 in the most recent period, which covers the week before last (July 17 through July 23). Her top competitor, Raymond James executive Tom Mullins, brought in $1,400 in the same period.
As far as totals, Hanewicz leads, having collected $76,819 since she entered the race in February. That number includes $5,500 in self-funding.
Mullins has so far brought in $65,540 since launching his campaign in May. His total includes $50,000 in self-funding.
For Hanewicz, the latest finance report comprises 11 donors, including two $1,000 donations from the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Association PAC and FLAME PAC.
Mullins had four donors this period, including a $1,000 donation from financial advisor Matt DiGennaro.
Despite similar hauls this period, the two spent differently. While Hanewicz only dished out $16 on processing fees, Mullins dished out $9,729 on marketing and consultation services.
So far, Hanewicz has spent a total of $29,718, leaving her with $47,101 cash on hand. Mullins has spent $26,892, leaving him to enter the next period with $38,648 available.
The next highest fundraiser in the five-candidate race is Clifford Hobbs, who collected $455 in the latest finance period from five individuals. During the same period, Hobbs spent $2,146 on printing and marketing supplies.
Hobbs has raised a total of $23,049 since entering the race, dishing out $21,995. This left him with $1,054 cash on hand.
Candidate Douglas O’Dowd raised $250 in the latest period from one donor and collected $6,231 to date. O’Dowd spent $80 on website updates at the same time and has dished out $3,635 in total.
This period’s lowest fundraiser was Jarib Figueredo, who collected $239 and spent $1 on parking. So far, Figueredo has raised $10,926 and has spent $5,757.
The group is running to succeed current City Council member Darden Rice. Rice is leaving office because of term limits and is running for Mayor in a race where she’s considered a frontrunner. She has yet to endorse in the race.
The district encompasses Crescent Lake and Historic Old Northeast up to the Meadowlawn and Fossil Park neighborhoods.