Since becoming a candidate, the Republican has
banked over $100,000 in the race for House District 69.
The Ray Blacklidge Campaign today announced that it raised $10,395 during December, bringing his total amount raised to more than $87,000. When combined with funds raised for his political committee, Friends of Ray Blacklidge, his total amount exceeds $100,000. Blacklidge is seeking the District 69 seat in the Florida House of Representatives.
“Our momentum in this campaign continues to grow,” said Blacklidge. “Our fundraising strength demonstrates that more and more people are jumping on board with our vision for more jobs and a stronger economy, and I look forward to continuing to get our message out to the voters of District 69.”
Blacklidge, a Republican, has an extensive background as an entrepreneur with a record of protecting consumers and fighting fraud. He currently works as an insurance executive and attorney in the management of a Florida-based insurance company.
Ray is a longtime Pinellas County resident who lives with his wife, Lisa, a physician’s assistant, in Madeira Beach, and they are thrilled that their five children and three grandchildren all live in the Tampa Bay area.
House District 69 covers the south Pinellas beach communities from Redington Shores to Fort DeSoto, as well as portions of St. Petersburg, Gulfport, Kenneth City, and Pinellas Park. With 36 percent of the district’s voter registration, Republicans maintain a slight lead over the Democrats’ 35 percent. Independents and minor parties make up 29 percent of the district.