Gov. Ron DeSantis’ political action committee raised a mere $80,500 during September, according to Florida Division of Elections records, significantly below the six-figure sums the committee been amassing since the beginning of the year.
The committee received two $25,000 gifts – one from Richard Cox of Cox Building Corp. in Panama City, which owns Cox Pools and other construction-related businesses; the other from Jerry Wilson Roofing LLC of Lynn Haven.
Marshall Field, an investor, philanthropist, and scion of the Chicago department store family, contributed $20,000; PGT Industries Inc., which manufactures windows and doors, gave $10,000; and Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, a former Democratic-turned-Republican state House member from Tallahassee, gave $500.
The committee has raised nearly $2.7 million since the beginning of the year.
Treasure Florida, meanwhile – Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis’ committee – raised $70,000 during September. His largest gift was $15,000 from the Florida Police Benevolent Association.
He also received $10,000 each from Impact, a political committee that raises money chiefly from insurance agents; Charter Communications; and Florida Blue. Patronis oversees the state Office of Insurance Regulation.
Committees for the other state Cabinet members – Attorney General Ashley Moody and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Ashley Moody, have until Thursday to release their contribution records for September.