They are not quite part of the 1 percent, but their respective career successes have made Jim Boyd and Bill Galvano among the wealthiest candidates running this year for the Florida Legislature.
In all, about 90 legislative candidates, including Boyd and Galvano, can accurately be called "millionaires," according to an analysis by the Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau of financial disclosure reports filed with the Florida Division of Elections.
The wealthiest local candidate is Boyd, R-Bradenton, the owner of a Bradenton insurance company now seeking a second term in the Florida House. His net worth -- assets minus liabilities -- is almost $3.237 million..
Galvano, a Republican former state representative seeking a seat in the Florida Senate, is worth almost $1.5 million.
The net worths for other legislative candidates in Manatee were:
- Adam Tebrugge, a Democratic attorney challenging Boyd, $406,500.
- Paula House, a Democratic attorney opposing Galvano, $242,104.
- State Rep. Greg Steube,, R-Bradenton, a Bradenton attorney, $63,700.
- Robert McCann, a physician and attorney running an independent campaign challenging Steube, $684,000.
- State Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, who is unopposed for re-election, $50,000.