Rick Roth posts a personal best for December donations as he seeks a fourth House term

Republican Rep. Rick Roth in December posted his best fundraising performance this cycle — adding $21,650 to his campaign for a fourth term in the Legislature, currently in House District 85.

Between his campaign account and his political committee, Palm Beach Prosperity Fund, Roth has $44,861 to spend should a challenger emerge. It’s likely the agricultural owner’s district boundaries could be shifting and changing number, according to redistricting maps now under consideration, however.

One map shows him in House District 87, which extends north to the Martin County Line. Another shows him in House District 88, which extends north to Lake Park.

For now, though, no challenger has emerged in his current district, which encompasses more of the western part of the county and extends to the Martin County line. His current district draws in parts of Juno, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach.

In the last month, his personal campaign received support from the energy and fuel industry, agricultural interests and business PACs.

Agriculture was the largest single sector supporting Roth, with individuals or companies in the industry donating a total of $5,000 to Roth’s campaign, including $1,000 checks from Philip Tiedtke of Winter Park, Wedgworth

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