Contributions from the insurance industry helped lift Palm City Republican Rep. John Sniderit’s The January haul of $37,150 — all raised before the Jan. 11 session was called — show campaign finance records.
The January collections for his personal campaign and committee leave the freshman Rep with a total of $180,770 to spend defending his House seat for which the district is being renumbered and the boundaries changed slightly, as the redistricting plans show it.
After spending $7,083 in January, Snyder has $180,770 to spend defending his seat.
Its biggest single contributor in January, $6,000, came from Garcia Family Farm and a development company in Virginia Beach, Va., but the insurance industry accounted for the largest proportion of donations among industries , giving him a total of $6,000 to his committee along with a check for $2,500. from both Chicago-based American Property Casualty Insurance and Miami Gardens-based United Group Underwriters. He also received $2,000 from Hillcrest Memorial Park, a cemetery in West Palm Beach.
Snyder’s personal campaign account received checks for $1,000 from Joseph Walch, a Biscayne construction company; the White Rock quarries in West Palm Beach; Star Farms Corp. at Belle Glade; Armellini Express Lines, a trucking company in Palm City; Gary Hendry, event planning at Jensen Beach, AT&T Florida PAC, based in Tallahassee; Horizon Therapeutics USA of Deerfield, Illinois, FRF Political Committee, based in Tallahassee; Nomi Health Inc., based in Orem, Utah; and Warfield Investments in Virginia Beach.
The Snyder campaign paid $6,038 to Stuart-based Capital Fundraising Consultant for finance consulting and $1,000 to Public Concepts at Jupiter for advertising.
Redistricting plans show that Snyder’s district will likely remain largely intact, but the number would drop from house district 82 to house district 86. Matt Isbell Partisan Performance Analysis MCI Cards shows voters in the new HD 86 district preferred the president donald trump to the president Joe Biden more than 20 percentage points.
Snyder defeated his Democratic opponent, Elisa Edwards Ackerlyin the 2020 elections, with nearly 65% of the vote.
Raymond Denzel filed a Democratic candidacy for the same seat. He did not raise any money in January. He has $210 in cash for his campaign.
Snyder is not authorized to fundraise while the Legislative Assembly is in session.
Campaigns faced a deadline earlier this month to report all financial activity through January 31.