Lakeland trial attorney John Hugh Shannon announced strong numbers in his effort for the open Florida House District 40 seat.
“A Thousand Words” is an infographic released by Shannon’s campaign on Tuesday, which shows the Republican qualified by petition, with 1043 signatures submitted, collected by knocking on about 2,900 doors in the district covering much of Polk County. The required number of signatures is just over 900.
In addition to his petition success, Shannon also raised $57,000 in the two months since announcing his candidacy, 70% of which came from donors inside HD 40.Shannon is running to succeed term-limited Rep. Seth McKeel. He faces Colleen Burton in the GOP primary, and the winner will go up against American Independent Party candidate Franklin Shoemaker.