Kim Kendall adds $150K in first month of HD 18 bid

Kim Kendall
She filed for the seat in early March.

St. Johns County Republican Kim Kendall amassed upward of $150,000 in the first month of her House campaign. Kendall in March announced a bid to succeed term-limited Rep. Cyndi Stevenson in House District 18.

“I’m delighted to begin my campaign with this strong showing of support,” Kendall said in a statement.

She announced the totals ahead of releasing detailed fundraising reporting with the state, so it’s unclear how much of the funding comes from individuals, political groups or self-funding.

She also is advancing a socially conservative platform and closely aligned herself with Gov. Ron DeSantis. Her campaign is billing her as a “strong advocate for education and parental rights in Florida.”

“Given the seriousness of this in our nation’s history where we witness radicals in Washington pushing woke ideology on our children and using the justice system to persecute conservatives, it is time for conservatives to stand up,” Kendall said.

“I’m grateful for all the support that I’ve received from the district and their encouragement to represent them, standing with Gov. DeSantis to keep us the Free State of Florida.”

Regardless, the money shows an ability to compete for an open seat in Northeast Florida sure to attract competition. She currently faces Nick Primrose, a former Florida Elections Commission Chair, who also announced in March. Both are running in a Republican Primary.

Kendall, a Florida State University graduate, has chaired the Florida Federation of Republican Women. She has worked as an air traffic controller and owned two dry cleaning establishments.

She has been involved in the past in public issues like bicycle safety on County Road 2209, and she chaired a statewide literacy initiative.

Kendall has also served on the aviation advisory board for the Florida State College at Jacksonville and served as vice president of public relations for the Saint Augustine Navy League, according to her LinkedIn page.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


  • Fred Booth

    April 6, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Ed! Down with the theocrats and rich hogs. Down with the racist, anti-woke nazis. Down with the low wage slave keepers and zoo keepers. Down with those who supported a crook and pervert for president.

  • Dee Snyder

    April 6, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    Judeo-Christian my azz. Not if you supported orange Satan. Lotta money, lotta women, lotta lies.. this has nothing to do with Jesus. Bible says, “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” yet these hogs don’t believe in taxes to promote well-being. They govern prehistorically and crucify Jesus with the anti-woke, anti-gay agenda. Also, Jesus forgave the criminal on the cross, anti-death penalty. Republicans are the money changers and bad Samaritans. They will burn in hell.🔥

  • Acid Head Ed 👍

    April 6, 2023 at 5:05 pm

    Supports 6 week abortion ban! Prison fodder, cannon fodder, and low wage slave fodder. Artificial Intelligence will put at least 1/4th of all workers out of work and Republicans will not advocate for UBI or social democratic reforms… will leave unwanted children to fend for themselves.. will not adopt meth babies and crack babies. Need more abortion and not less with such political decay and degeneracy. Horrible governance by Republican shills for the rich.

  • Bill McSued and Fired

    April 6, 2023 at 5:27 pm

    Inflation, nonliving wages, toxic political atmosphere, AI disruption coming, people not wanting to pay taxes, answer is more unwanted children? You got to be religious to be that stupid. Many people lie about religion to get votes, but six week abortion ban indicates you really are religious. Complete nut case.

  • Travis

    April 7, 2023 at 9:21 am

    If someone was searching for a more crazy version of the incumbent (and that is a monumental task), they found it in Kendall.

  • Tom

    April 7, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Need to put a Bible in a pillow case and run it over this ladies head. Empty suit shill for the rich, theocratic fascist, also pro anti-government terrorist bomber.

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