Christine Hunschofsky raises $ 11,500 for the re-election of HD 96
Freshman Democratic Rep Christine hunschofsky of Parkland raised $ 11,500 last month for re-election in what may soon become a District of House with another number.
The former mayor of Parkland’s November collections were supported in large part by donations from the agriculture and health care industries. And November’s total was only $ 200 less than what she raised in October – a personal best since opening a campaign account.
She will have $ 43,178 to meet any challenges that emerge from her re-election. But she said she wasn’t ready to consider whether she might face an incumbent in the redistribution reshuffle. Draft redistribution maps show its district number changed to 95 and included more of Coral Springs.
âI look forward to being a part of this process,â Hunschofsky said, recalling that the drafts are preliminary at this point.
Hunschofsky received 10 donations for the maximum of $ 1,000 his campaign account is allowed to accept.
Of health care interests, she received the maximum of two affiliates of the HCA Healthcare hospital chain, as well as the Florida Physical Therapy Association.
From farm businesses, Hunschofsky received checks for $ 1,000 from America’s Export Corp. of West Palm Beach, Agro-Industrial Management Inc. also of West Palm Beach and Closter Farms of Loxahatchee.
The balance of the $ 1,000 checks Hunschofsky received in November came from a collection of interests: the Celebration-based Magical Cruise Company, the Washington-based Entertainment Software Association, the Hollywood-based Seminole Tribe of Florida and the company lobbying agency based at Tallahassee Pinpoint Results.
She also received $ 1,000 from Ruth’s List Florida, which donates to women candidates who support the right to abortion.
Hunschofsky’s campaign spent $ 293 on renting a hotel room – the biggest expense since opening its campaign account – continuing a negligible spending pattern.
Hunschofsky took over from the Rep. Kristin jacobs in the District of House 96 after Jacobs died of colon cancer in 2020, just before she ran for her fourth term. Hunschofsky, meanwhile, gained the attention of the public outside her city during her tenure as mayor in 2018, as she led Parkland through the heartbreaking aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She was first elected to the Parkland City Commission in 2013.
For the 2022 Session, Hunschofsky filed an invoice which would ban “ghost weapons”, unregulated firearms with unfinished frames or receivers. Hunschofsky too legislation filed this would expedite the professional licensing of military spouses or provide temporary approval so that they can return to work without delay.
Hunschofsky is currently assigned to the Education and Employment Committee and the Congressional Redistribution, Environment, Agriculture and Flood subcommittees; Finances and facilities; and state administration and technology credits.
The redistribution could change the boundaries of the district it represents, but, for now, House District 96 contains parts of Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Margate, Parkland and Pompano Beach.