September 28, 2023

The Morse household was among the many main native contributors to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential marketing campaign this yr, in response to up to date filings from the Federal Election Fee.

On Tuesday, the FEC up to date its information to replicate political contributions made to candidates and tremendous political motion committees by the primary six months of 2023.

Among the many main contributors is a set of prime brass in The Villages and a number of members of the Morse household.

That features Mark Morse and his spouse, M’lissa, who every donated the utmost contribution of $6,600. In keeping with FEC information, Morse has made a complete of $18,200 in political contributions this yr, together with $6,600 to U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, in addition to $5,000 to the Let’s Get To Work Political Motion Committee, which helps Scott’s political ambitions.

Jennifer Parr and her husband, James, additionally every made the utmost contribution of $6,600 to the DeSantis marketing campaign. In 2019, Parr made $11,200 in contributions to President Donald J. Trump’s marketing campaign and a political motion committee related to the marketing campaign.

Further contributors to DeSantis’s marketing campaign for the presidency embrace Lindsey Blaise, who’s the president of Residents First Financial institution and daughter of Tracy Morse, and Blaise’s husband, Bryn, who every made the utmost contribution of $6,600.

Robert Chandler IV, who serves as The Villages’ vice chairman for growth, and his spouse, Jennifer, each additionally made most contributions. Chandler serves on the highly effective Village Heart Group Improvement District Board of Supervisors. Till not too long ago, Chandler was the Developer’s consultant on the Amenity Authority Committee.

Dale Borrowman, who owns and operates The Villages Expertise Options Group and is a supervisor for Group Improvement District 14, made a most contribution of $6,600, and Janet West, who owns the Tenaj Salon Institute, and her husband, Michael, every did the identical.

Martin Dzuro, the senior vice chairman of growth in The Villages, and his spouse, Mary, each made most contributions as effectively.

Further most contributions got here from Brian Hudson, an lawyer for McLin & Burnsed, P.A. that represents The Villages, Randy McDaniel, who’s the Director of Training at The Villages Constitution College, and Tommy McDonough, a director of growth for The Villages.

Along with the utmost contributions, Phil Markward, who’s the writer of The Villages Each day Solar, made a $3,300 donation to the DeSantis marketing campaign, and Elliot J. Sussman, who’s the chairman of the board of administrators for The Villages Well being, made a $2,000 contribution.