UPDATED: Commissioner Latvala raises $23,590, tips big
Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala raised $23,590 in the first three months of 2010 for her re-election bid, new reports show.
The Republican from Palm Harbor has raised $86,328 overall and spent only $9,600.
One notable payment: $600 as a tip to the wait staff at Island Way Grill in Clearwater at a Feb. 22 fundraiser. The restaurant provided $500 worth of food in-kind that day, the report shows.
UPDATE: Republican rival Beverley Billiris' report isn't available yet raised $3,200 and spent nearly $1,500. She has raised $22,000 overall. No reports are out for fellow primary challengers Ray Brooks or Carl Folkman of the GOP. Same for Democrat Bob Hackworth's first fundraising report.
David DeCamp, Times staff writer