Mike Bracchi, in his first political campaign, leads all Wilton Manors candidates in fundraising.
Bracchi, a licensed pharmacist, attorney and hospital executive, has raised $34,251.30. He is one of six people seeking two open seats on the city commission this election cycle. Commissioners are elected to four-year terms.
Following Bracchi in fundraising are Realtor Doug Blevins, $16,127.20, Tech Entrepreneur Chris Caputo, $14,611.20, Navy Veteran Jason Basilico, $9,632, Realtor Joseph Sansone, $2,880 and businessman Juan Melecio $60.
The commissioner's salary is $9,750 annually.
Three candidates are running for mayor. Commissioner Julie Carson leads in fundraising with $27,384, followed by longtime public servant Scott Newton $23,615 and celebrity Chef Josie Smith-Malave $13,385.
The mayor’s annual salary is $11,250.
There are five elected members of the commission — the mayor and four commissioners. Current commissioners Tom Green, Gary Resnick and Paul Rolli are not up for re-election.
Green has served as “acting mayor” since July and is retiring.
The mayor’s position became open due to the sudden death of Justin Flippen in February.
Fundraising totals are from the most recent campaign filings ending Oct. 2.
Early voting begins Oct. 19 and runs through Nov. 1.
Ballots may be delivered to the Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, 600 NE 21st Court.