Tampa, Fla. – Republican candidate for Florida Congressional District 15 Laurel Lee today announced her fundraising numbers for the first quarter since she launched her campaign on May 17, 2022. During the latest fundraising quarter, Lee brought in $510,143*, finishing the quarter with a total cash-on-hand of $487,361 after only six weeks on the campaign trail.
“Our campaign has received tremendous support in our first six weeks of the race,” said Lee. “From the campaign trail to endorsements and contributions, I am grateful for the support and confidence voters have placed in me as the Republican leader that can fight for our district in Washington. I look forward to continuing to meet with voters on the campaign trail, as we work toward victory on Election Day.”
Laurel was appointed by Governor DeSantis as Florida’s 36th Secretary of State in January 2019 and served in this position until May 2022. During her tenure as Secretary of State, Lee worked to strengthen Florida’s elections infrastructure and cybersecurity defenses, increasing voter registration and participation, and ensuring accurate and secure elections in Florida. Following Florida’s successful 2020 election, Laurel was recognized as a national leader on election policy and security. She was a member of the Republican State Leadership Committee Election Integrity Commission, a member of the Elections Infrastructure Government Coordinating Council, on the executive committee and policy chair for the Republican Secretaries of State Committee, and on the executive board and co-chair of the Elections Committee for the National Association of Secretaries of State, where she spotlighted the success of Florida on the national stage. Prior to serving in the DeSantis administration, Laurel served as a Circuit Court Judge in Florida’s Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, appointed by then-Governor Rick Scott. Before becoming a judge, Laurel served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida. Raised by a two-star general in the United States Air Force and a public school teacher, Laurel has family ties in eastern Hillsborough County that go back more than 70 years.
*The $510,143 total includes a $65,000 candidate contribution.
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