Since entering the race for House District 69,
the Republican has banked nearly $155,000
The Ray Blacklidge Campaign today announced that it raised $8,895 during April, bringing his total amount raised to more than $121,000. When combined with funds raised for his political committee, Friends of Ray Blacklidge, his total amount raised is $154,880. Blacklidge is seeking the District 69 seat in the Florida House of Representatives.
“These solid fundraising numbers represent the strength of our conservative platform,” said Blacklidge. “I’m grateful and encouraged that so many folks are investing in our vision of limited government, more jobs, and better education. I look forward to continuing to work hard to get that message out there to all District 69 voters.”
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.
Blacklidge 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.