Republican Griff Griffitts announced today that his campaign raised over $100,000 last month in his bid for House District 6
Griffitts, a Bay County commissioner who represents District 5, touted the fundraising haul in a press release on Wednesday, adding that his campaign has raised over $250,000 to date — holding a 6 to 1 fundraising advantage over Brian Clowdus, who is also vying for the seat.
“I couldn’t be happier with the success we’re having on this campaign,” said Griffitts. “Bay County supports us, and I support them. We will work together across all our neighborhoods and municipalities so I can take a unified message of community strength to Tallahassee.”
Griffitts is no stranger to the district he seeks to represent.
A third-generation Bay County resident, Griffitts graduated from Bay High School in 1989 before earning his political science degree in 1993 from Florida State University. He is co-owner of a home construction business with his brother and has served six years on the Panama City Beach Civil Service Board, and nine years on the Bay County Planning Commission. He has also served on the Bay County Tourist Development Council and the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Griffitts’ fundraising success comes on the heels of his recent campaign kickoff event in Panama City headlined by Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, State Representative and House Appropriations Chairman Jay Trumbull, and leaders throughout Bay County’s community.
The Panama City businessman boasts the backing of both Patronis and Trumbull, as well as Republican Party of Florida Chair Joe Gruters, U.S. Representative Neal Dunn, and Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki.
HD 6, a right-leaning district that encompasses coastal Bay County, including Panama City, Panama City Beach, Lynn Haven and Mexico Beach, is represented by Trumbull who is term-limited heading into the 2022 election.