Daniel Perez Approaches $ 1.4 Million Raised For HD 116 Unopposed Re-election As Redistribution Approaches
Rep. Daniel Perez last month it posted its second-best fundraising number – and third-biggest spending cycle – this cycle as it neared the $ 1.4 million mark.
Perez raised more than $ 1.38 million in defense of his House District 116 headquarters, with a $ 223,550 fundraiser in September from donors spanning a multitude of industries.
So far, it is presented without opposition.
When asked if he had a target amount that he hopes to increase, Perez’s response was an emphatic no – especially given the uncertainties surrounding the electoral redistribution work, which could change the voters he will have to appeal to next year.
“We have a redistribution coming, so many districts are going to change,” he told Florida Politics by text. “My team and I are obviously working hard to make sure re-election is a real possibility. As always, I work hard in Tallahassee for my constituents and stand up for the conservative values that represent our community. I hope and believe they feel the same.
Medical, healthcare and pharmaceutical companies were the most generous last month, collectively contributing $ 56,500 to its campaign and two political committees, Conservatives for a better Florida and Miami United PC.
Notable donors included pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck & Co., a Medicaid subcontractor based in Fontainebleau. Simply health care plans and several policy committees, including the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists, the Committee for Anesthesiology Safety, Florida Medical Practitioners, Dermatology PAC of Florida, and Friends of Mount Sinai.
The energy and oil sectors also gave big. Clean energy finance company Ygrene Energy Fund, Tampa-based gas and electricity supplier TECO Energy, and Florida Power & Light holding company NextEra Energy Inc. each donated $ 7,500.
Racetrac Petroleum Inc. gas station chain donated $ 10,000.
In the agricultural sector, sugar giant Florida Crystals donated $ 7,500. Lykes Bros., a farming company whose gigantic footprints in Florida and Texas make it the country’s 193rd largest landowner, donated $ 2,500.
Perez’s largest business contribution was a $ 15,000 gift from Miramar-based liquor company Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits.
His biggest donation, a check for $ 10,000, came from a Miami investor and philanthropist. Rogelio Tovar, chairman and chairman of the investment company RT Holdings, which owns, among other things, a number of car dealerships across the country.
Other big corporate giveaways include a check for $ 10,000 from the novelty license plate company License Plates of Texas, $ 10,000 from AT&T, $ 8,430 from the Tampa Bay Rays, $ 5,000 from Walmart, $ 5,000 from online real estate market Zillow and $ 5,000 from red camera company RedSpeed, whose future Florida operations could be impacted by a pending the decision of the Florida Supreme Court on service charges.
As was the case in previous months, Perez received significant contributions to the political committee. He received $ 20,000 from the former representative. Tom feeny iiithe Florida Prosperity Fund, which contributed a total of $ 45,000 for this election cycle.
Perez also received $ 7,500 from the Florida Justice PAC and $ 5,000 each from the distinguished campaign treasurer. Eric robinson‘s PC, Securing Florida’s Future, and FAIAPAC, the political arm of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents.
IMPACT, a PC managed by FAIA Chair Steve clein, also donated $ 5,000.
By the time Perez finished spending last month, however, he only had about $ 76,000 of what he had raised.
He also gave $ 2,000 to the former Miami-Dade commissioner Esteban “Steve” Bovo Jr., whose campaign to be the next mayor of Hialeah has been endorsed by the former president Donald trump Thusday.
President of the Senate Wilton simpson be p. Mike Caruso each received $ 1,000.
Perez’s biggest fundraising month so far in this cycle was March, when he added $ 367,000 to his war chest. He spent the most in February, with nearly $ 256,000 leaving his campaign coffers.
HD 116 covers part of the Miami-Dade County unincorporated area, including parts of the western neighborhoods of Kendall, Sunset, Westwood Lakes, Westchester, University Park, and Fontainebleau. The district also includes part of the town of Doral.
In 2019, Perez won a race to serve as House tenant in 2024 as long as he retains his seat until then and the Republicans retain the majority in the hemicycle.
The House has been in the hands of the GOP since 1996. Perez said he was doing his best to support the party leadership to keep it that way.
“Right now, I’m just making sure that we continue to help the President (Chris) Extends on all of his objectives during the last year of his mandate. He did such a phenomenal job last year, ”Perez said. “At the same time, it is imperative that we continue to support the chair (of the House Rules Committee) (Paul) Renner in its efforts to continue to build on our majority. Fundraising is an integral part of the majority in the House and Speaker Renner has already shown how willing he is to work to bring back and add to our majority.