Bryan Ávila gains ground with $ 82,000 for Miami-Dade Commission offer
Rep. Bryan avilathe inflated war chest and independent candidate Ibis ValdesThe coffers shrank last month as the two stepped up campaign efforts to be successful Rebeca Sosa on the Miami-Dade County Commission.
Ávila raised nearly $ 82,000 in November with support from the real estate industry, Conservative allies, and the legal, lobbying and government relations fields, among others. He now holds over $ 1.25 million between his countryside and political commission, Fighting for Florida Families.
Valdés, meanwhile, did not raise anything over the 30-day period, she said. countryside documents, which show she still has $ 50,000 healthy but comparatively paltry after spending over $ 2,000 last month.
Ávila’s biggest contribution was a check for $ 10,000 from Ocean Reef PAC, whose president, Alain goldstein, leads philanthropy Ocean Reef Community Foundation in Key Largo. He also received a pair of donations of $ 5,000 from affiliates of the Investment companies, a real estate company based in Jacksonville.
Florida Conservative, Political Committee supporting Republican Representative. Laurent McClure, also donated $ 5,000, as did Building a Brighter Future for Florida, a conservative political committee Thomas piccolo of the consultancy firm Strategic Image Management directs.
Another $ 5,000 came from Austin’s attorney Carlos zaffirini, CEO of Washington-based healthcare finance consultancy AHCV.
Pereira Reyes Consulting in Miami raised $ 2,500. Converge public strategies, a Miami-based consulting firm, donated $ 2,000 through donations from Managing Partner Elnatan Rodolphe and Jonathan kilman.
Crisafulli Consulting in Merritt Island, Villalon Law in Miami, McGuireWoods in Virginia and A stronger Florida, a political committee linked to Tallahassee lobbying firm Rubin Turnbull and Associates, all donated $ 1,000.
Ávila also benefited from the support of pressure groups of the International Union of Service Employees and the Florida related industries. Each contributed $ 5,000.
Ygrene Energy Fund, which provides financing to homeowners who equip their homes with green upgrades, donated $ 5,109. The Visa credit card company donated $ 2,500.
Ávila received $ 2,500 each from Friends of Tampa General Hospital, which hospital Vice President of Government Affairs Steve harris runs; and CDR Maguire, a multi-faceted company that received a big piece of federally funded contracts for COVID-19 testing, vaccination and monoclonal antibody treatments in Florida.
From the health insurance industry, Cigna Corp. Employees PAC donated $ 2,000. A political committee representing the Florida Association of Health Plans donated $ 500.
Miami-Dade Commission District 6 covers much of the city of Hialeah and includes Miami International Airport, the county’s # 1 economic engine. Naturally, the airport companies made donations to Ávila.
Nicolas valdespino, vice president of operations for the baggage packaging company Secure envelope donated $ 1,000. Safe Wrap of Florida JV and Homyn Enterprises Corp., two subsidiaries of Secure Wrap, each donated $ 1,000.
Other notable contributions included $ 3,500 from the West Palm Beach-based limestone aggregator White rock quarries and $ 2,000 from Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, based in Miramar.
Ávila spent over $ 14,000 last month. Of this amount, $ 8,620 was paid for “mailings” from the Stoneridge Group, a GOP campaign communications company based in Alpharetta, Georgia.
He also paid $ 5,600 for “video ads / photoshoot / website” from the American Strategy Group, a consulting company headquartered in Coral Gables.
Valdés, who works as a private life business consultant, paid Miami man Darien Borges $ 1,800, listing it as “digital director” on it big campaign book.
She also paid the Brazilian Julia Bezerra Santos $ 277 for “design”.
Current District 6 Commissioner Rebeca Sosa reaches the term limit in 2022 after two decades of service.
vila dropped off to run to succeed Sosa on June 1, when his fellow Republican. Anthony rodriguez announced his candidacy to replace District 10 Limited Commissioner Javier Souto.
Valdés filed the same day.
If both representatives win, they will join the former Republican senator. René Garcia on the 13-member county legislature, which is technically non-partisan.
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