Most of Matt Willhite’s donations for Palm Beach Commission campaign are from firefighters. Is that a problem?

Browsing through the list of contributions to Wellington Rep. Matt Willhite’s political committee, Floridians for Public Safety PC, a trend becomes clear that indicates his bid for the Palm Beach County Commission could enjoy less support than outwardly evident.

Willhite has raised roughly $585,000 since April, when he filed to run to replace outgoing Palm Beach Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, who must leave office this year due to term limits.

Of that haul, $479,500 came through his PC, and roughly 76% of that portion came from firefighters and firefighter groups, including $350,000 alone from the Professional Firefighters/Paramedics of Palm Beach County.


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