Dan Daley raises $16,000 in May to defend his seat representing Western Broward

Land development activity has been the biggest boost that Democratic Rep. Dan Daley received from a single sector in May, according to fundraising reports.

Between his personal campaign account and his political committee, Friends of Dan Daleythe Sunrise resident raised a total of $16,645 in May for his re-election campaign.

That gives him $46,042 in cash to meet a challenge from the Republican Jenna Leigh Haguewho has $4,350 to apply for a job for the first time.

Daley, first elected to his seat unopposed in 2019, spent $4,715 in May, with the biggest check coming in at $3,693 from impressions at National Campaign Branding in Hollywood.

Daley’s list of donors in May shows a handful of interests, but construction companies accounted for the largest single sector, giving him a total of $6,000.

His biggest single donation, $2,500, came from Florida East Coast Industries, a Miami-based land development company and a legacy of the famed industrialist. Henry MorrissonFlagler.

His second largest donation, $1,500, came from a political committee of highway builders, the Tampa-based Florida Transportation Builders’ Association.

Daley also received checks for $1,000 from Florida Farm PAC, based in Gainesville; Century Waste Services, a waste management company in Pompano Beach; Florida Certification Board in Tallahassee; Local Home Builders PAC, based in Tallahassee; Emerald Transportation Corp., based in Pompano Beach; and Michael Nunziataa Fort Lauderdale homebuilder, who runs 13th Floor Homes.

Robert Swindellthe president and CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, a public-private partnership that promotes economic development in Broward County, gave Daley $500.

Hague, Daley’s challenger, is a financial controller in the construction and real estate industry. She raised $1,435 in May. The largest donation his campaign received was a $525 loan from the candidate to his campaign.

The Hague spent $3,358 in May, with the biggest check going to Hilton hotels in Fort Lauderdale. She paid $1,877 in accommodation costs there.

May’s spending left her with a total of $4,350 for her bid.

Campaigns faced a Friday deadline for reporting financial activity until May.

The 10-year redistricting renumbered the Daley District from 97 to 96. Its boundaries moved south, extending to the Miami-Dade County line. It now hugs the Sawgrass Highway, including parts of Coral Springs, Sunrise, Tamarac, and the Everglades.

After winning the seat in a special election in February 2019Daley went on to win his first full term unopposed in 2020.

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