Former Leon High principal Rocky Hanna turned some heads with his first campaign report. Hanna, who has not run for political office before, reported that he raised $105,000 during August. Sources that TR talked to were surprised at the amount he reported.
“You knew Jackie and Scott would raise a lot of money. This means that all three will be well armed to get their message out,” said one source.
A closer look at Hanna’s report reveals that Hanna loaned his campaign $25,000. Removing that amount means he raised approximately $80,000 from 201 donations. The average donation for Hanna was approximately $400.
Campaign manager, Nick Quinton said, “We are ecstatic about where we are one month into the campaign. Our fundraising numbers show Rocky’s supporters are energized and ready for him to be superintendent of our school system.”
Notably absent from Hanna’s donor list are contractors who have done work for the Leon County School Board. Hanna, who has been in the news for over a year with his concerns over the process of awarding contracts at the Leon County School Board, only lists one donation from a construction business.
The report also lists over $40,000 in donations from people and businesses in Georgia and Nevada. Hanna told TR that this money is from friends and family and not from any businesses that would do work for the School Board.
“The best part of this is that retired teachers, retired administrators, and my family are helping us for the right reasons”, said Hanna.
The most famous donor on the list is US Congresswoman Gwen Graham who is a former Leon County School Board employee. She donated $1,000.