Fred Hawkins pours $38K into his re-election bid in HD 35

Fred Hawkins pours $38K into his re-election bid in HD 35

Redistricting may have done no favors for Republican Rep. Fred Hawkins, but the veteran elected official showed in April he still has strong financial backing, raising $38,525 for a re-election bid in House District 35.

Hawkins, a former longtime Osceola County Commissioner from St. Cloud, was elected two years ago in the old House District 42, which combined most of his old Osceola County Commission constituency with portions of rural, Republican-friendly eastern Polk County.

With redistricting, he now finds himself in HD 35, which drops Polk and the more populous portions of his Osceola areas, and adds in southern and eastern sprawl of Orange County. That created a district with most of th...

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