Bipartisan Support Passes $664,000 in Five Months

Jacksonville sheriff’s candidate Lakesha Burton’s campaign and a supporting political committee raised more than $114,000 in August, a traditionally tough month for campaign fundraising. The campaign and committee have raised more than $664,000 combined, including significant donations from Democrat, Independent and Republican community leaders.

“We’ve already surpassed and updated our initial campaign fundraising goals,” said Burton, an assistant chief at Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. “It’s been an incredible team effort led by volunteers and supported by hundreds of donors including some of our city’s most important community leaders – from both political parties.”

Burton’s political committee, Make Every Voice Count, raised $110,045 in August, bringing its total raised to $554,560. Her campaign has raised $103,414 to date.

Burton, a Democrat running to become Jacksonville’s first female sheriff, is garnering significant support from leading Duval GOP donors. Charles Cupp, Gary Chartrand, Wayne Weaver, David Miller, Fitzhugh Powell, John Baker and Michael Ward are among some of the prominent Republican donors who have made significant PAC contributions. In addition, leading Democrat and Independent donors such as Darnell Smith, Jeff Chartrand, Audrey Moran, Jim and Ellen Wiss, Bobby Stein, Pam Paul and Delores Weaver are among major contributors. Smaller donations of less than $100 have been made by hundreds of supporters from all areas of the city.

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