UPDATE Monday, 6:30 pm – VPAP has a bunch of numbers up now. Here are a few key Democratic primary numbers…will add a few other races as well.
Gov. Northam’s “The Way Ahead” PAC: $254,096 in receipts in 1Q19 and $1,189,680 cash on hand.
Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax’s “We Rise Together” PAC: $3,178 in receipts in 1Q19 and $147,738 cash on hand.
Attorney General Mark Herring’s “One Commonwealth” PAC: $20,337 in receipts in 1Q19 and $310,007 cash on hand.
Democratic Party of Virginia: $272,468 in receipts and $134,301 cash on hand.
Virginia House Democratic Caucus: $434,848 in receipts and $413,552 cash on hand.
Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus: $307,983 in receipts and $1,251,430 cash on hand.
“Commonwealth Victory Fund (joint House-Senate Democratic Caucus): $200,400 in receipts and $44,770 cash on hand.
“Energized for Change” PAC (Del. Eileen Filler-Corn): $25,683 in receipts and $25,340 cash on hand.
Republican Party of Virginia: $110,109 in receipts and $10,367 cash on hand.
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus: $286,979 in receipts and $1,519,064 cash on hand.
Virginia House Republican Campaign Committee: $63,574 in receipts and $321,157 cash on hand.
“Colonial Leadership Trust” PAC (Speaker Kirk Cox): $222,933 in receipts and $647,066 cash on hand.
“Majority Leader” PAC (Del. Todd Gilbert): $20,750 in receipts and $53,520 cash on hand.
Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney: Incumbent Theo Stamos (D) reported receipts of $100,404 in 1Q19, had $100,650 cash on hand at the end of the quarter. Democratic challenger Parisa Tafti had receipts of $107,807 and cash on hand of $49,652.
Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney: Incumbent Ray Morrogh (D) had receipts of $91,159 and an ending balance of $71,657. Democratic challenger Steve Descano had receipts of $122,937 and cash on hand of $42,315.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair: Democrat Tim Chapman had $910,951 in receipts and $760,056 cash on hand. Democrat Ryan McElveen had $111,948 in receipts and $61,505 cash on hand. Democrat Alicia Plerhoples had $91,882 in receipts and $58,423 cash on hand. Democrat Jeff McKay had $172,979 in receipts, $256,548 cash on hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Lee District): Democrat Larysa Kautz had $44,011 in receipts and $17,601 cash on hand. Democrat Rodney Lusk had $32,052 in receipts and $25,818 cash on hand. Democrat James Migliaccio had $24,038 in receipts and $10,805 cash on hand. Democrat Kelly Hebron had $14,040 in receipts and $573 cash on hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Braddock District): Democrat James Walkinshaw had $47,615 in receipts and $60,150 cash on hand. Democrat Irma Corado had $18,755 in receipts and $8,283 cash on hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Providence District): Democrat Dalia Palchik had $54,965 in receipts and $45,576 cash on hand. Democrat Erika Yalowitz had $10,702 in receipts and $13,855 cash on hand. Democrat Edythe Kelleher had $23,609 in receipts and $15,489 cash on hand. Democrat Phil Niedzielski-Eichner had $6,375 in receipts and $42,447 cash on hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Hunter Mill District): Democrat Parker Messick had $6,576 in receipts and $1,732 cash on hand. Democrat Shyamali Hauth had $16,374 in receipts and $5,459 cash on hand. Democrat Laurie Dodd had $15,634 in receipts and $6,430 cash on hand. Democrat Walter Alcorn had $70,975 in receipts and $44,942 cash on hand. Democrat Maggie Parker had $3,949 in receipts and zero cash on hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Mason District): Incumbent Penny Gross (D) had $34,823 in receipts and $131,262 cash on hand. Republican challenger Gary Aiken had $9,417 in receipts and $6,301 cash on hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Springfield District): Democrat Linda Sperling had $35,350 in receipts and $34,340 cash on hand. Republican incumbent Pat Herrity had $56,476 in receipts and $136,710 cash on hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Chair): Democrat Ann Wheeler had $31,560 in receipts and $25,810 cash on hand. Republican Martin Nohe reported $76,184 in receipts and $117,691 cash on hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Coles District): Democrat LT Pridgen had $5,513 in receipts and $3,619 cash on hand. Democrat Raheel Sheikh had $9,028 in receipts and $33,997 cash on hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Occoquan District): Democrat Aaron Cedric Edmond had $5,750 in receipts and $571 cash on hand. Democrat Kenny Boddye had $11,765 in receipts and $7,998 cash on hand. Republican incumbent Ruth Anderson reported $14,705 in receipts and $37,865 cash on hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Woodbridge District): Democratic incumbent Frank Principi reported no money raised, $6,358 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Margaret Angela Franklin had $30,388 in receipts, $24,554 cash on hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Brentsville District): Incumbent Republican Jeanine Lawson had $66,025 in receipts and $105,186 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Maggie Hansford had $28,126 in receipts and $50,004 cash on hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Potomac District): Incumbent Republican Maureen Caddigan reported no receipts and $19,792 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Andrea Bailey reported $34,382 in receipts and $38,290 cash on hand.
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Chair): Democratic incumbent Phyllis Randall had $32,483 in receipts and $72,291 cash on hand. Republican challenger John Whitbeck had $243,120 in receipts, $211,664 cash on hand.
Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Sterling District): Incumbent Koran Saines (D) had $16,859 in receipts and $16,772 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Ibrahim Moiz had $53,227 in receipts and $49,310 in cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 2: Incumbent Democrat Jennifer Carroll Foy had $27,647 in receipts and $120,421 cash on hand. Republican challenger Heather Mitchell had $15,805 in receipts and $14,133 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 7: Republican incumbent Del. Nick Rush had $21,355 in receipts and $68,273 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Todd Fearer had $24,991 in receipts and $8,770 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 10: Democratic incumbent Del. Wendy Gooditis had $63,130 in receipts and $103,255 cash on hand. Republican challenger Randy Minchew had $112,669 in receipts and $105,879 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 13: Democratic incumbent Del. Danica Roem had $71,254 in receipts and $97,910 cash on hand. Republican challenger Kelly McGinn had $49,595 in receipts and $47,410 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 14: Republican incumbent Del. Danny Marshall had $2,252 in receipts and $82,040 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Eric Stamps had $1,609 in receipts and $928 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 15: Republican incumbent Del. Todd Gilbert had $42,253 in receipts and $283,338 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Beverly Harrison had $6,750 in receipts and $4,560 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 18: Democrat Laura Galante had $74,008 in receipts and $43,473 cash on hand. Democrat Tristan Shields had $3,670 in receipts and $2,796 cash on hand. Republican incumbent Del. Michael Webert had $1,500 in receipts and $41,760 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 20: Jennifer Lewis had $20,258 in receipts and $15,199 cash on hand. David Blanchard reported zero receipts and $50 cash on hand. Republican Dave Bourne had $25,281 in receipts and $19,382 cash on hand. Republican John Avoli had $30,892 in receipts and $28,547 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 24: Incumbent Republican Del. Ronnie Campbell had $5,191 in receipts and $22,899 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Christian Worth had 19,246 in receipts and $14,436 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 26: Cathy Copeland had $7,869 in receipts and $2,940 cash on hand. Brent Finnegan had $11,361 in receipts and $9,148 cash on hand. Republican incumbent Del. Tony Wilt had $5,897 in receipts and $53,887 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 27: Republican incumbent Del. Roxann Robinson had $11,521 in receipts and $112,491 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Larry Barnett had $75,467 in receipts and $73,158 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 28: Republican incumbent Del. Bob Thomas had $78,564 in receipts and $52,377 cash on hand. Republican challenger Paul Milde had $43,483 in receipts and $2,222 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Joshua Cole had $72,756 in receipts and $67,669 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 29: Republican incumbent Del. Chris Collins had $2,250 in receipts and $42,210 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Irina Khanin had $13,455 in receipts and $12,966 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 31: Democratic incumbent Del. Elizabeth Guzman had $66,005 in receipts and $134,277 cash on hand. Republican challenger DJ Jordan had $100,166 in receipts and $88,891 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 33: Republican incumbent Del. Dave LaRock had $12,195 in receipts and $17,279 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Mavis Taintor had $48,473 in receipts and $47,550 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 38: Incumbent Democratic Del. Kaye Kory had $14,425 in receipts and $41,274 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Andres Jimenez had $24,267 in receipts and $12,001 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 40: Incumbent Republican Del. Tim Hugo had $162,216 in receipts and $325,248 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Dan Helmer had $124,318 in receipts and $136,069 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 42: Democratic incumbent Del. Kathy Tran had $76,160 in receipts and $147,533 cash on hand. Republican challenger Steve Adragna had $3,867 in receipts and $5,738 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 49: Incumbent Del. Alfonso Lopez (D) had $50,924 in receipts and $102,280 cash on hand. Democratic challenger J.D. Spain had $18,556 in receipts and $6,364 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 50: Incumbent Del. Lee Carter (D) had $40,894 in receipts and $51,932 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Mark Wolfe had $27,181 in receipts and $17,397 cash on hand. Republican challenger Ian Lovejoy had $55,167 in receipts and $73,762 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 52: Incumbent Del. Luke Torian (D) had $10,250 in receipts and $108,540 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Kevin Wade had $9,196 in receipts and $5,980 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 57: Democrat Kathy Galvin had $27,881 in receipts and $19,604 cash on hand. Democrat Sally Hudson had $20,596 in receipts and $112,465 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 62: No report yet for Republican Carrie Coyner. Tavorise Marks had $2,246 in receipts and $660 cash on hand. Democrat Lindsey Dougherty had $4,732 in receipts and $3,438 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 66: Republican incumbent Kirk Cox had $64,492 in receipts and $357,705 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Sheila Bynum Coleman had $34,247 in receipts and $32,964 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 68: Democratic incumbent Del. Dawn Adams had $34,289 in receipts and $123,635 cash on hand. Republican challenger Garrison Coward had $57,762 in receipts and $22,636 cash on hand. Republican challenger Lori Losi had $32,085 in receipts and $18,746 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 72: Democratic incumbent Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg had $47,192 in receipts and $79,525 cash on hand. Republican challenger GayDonna Vandergriff had $41,327 in receipts and $31,973 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 73: Democrat Rodney Willett had $19,196 in receipts and $17,452 cash on hand. Republican Mary Margaret Kastelberg had $56,469 in receipts and $40,178 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 81: Republican incumbent Del. Barry Knight had $11,850 in receipts and $302,523 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Len Myers had $8,700 in receipts and $447 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 82: Republican incumbent Del. Jason Miyares had $10,050 in receipts and $84,451 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Gayle Johnson had $856 in receipts and $220 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 83: Republican incumbent Del. Chris Stolle had $29,004 in receipts and $67,784 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Nancy Guy had $35,587 in receipts and $30,922 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 84: Republican incumbent Del. Glenn Davis had $14,900 in receipts and $15,177 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Karen Mallard had $31,864 in receipts and $28,260 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 85: Democrat Alex Askew had $2,805 in receipts and $2,694 cash on hand. Republican Rocky Holcomb had $49,555 in receipts and $33,338 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 87: Democrat Hassan Ahmad had $27,902 in receipts and $49,410 cash on hand. Democrat Suhas Subramanyam had $29,902 in receipts and $91,374 cash on hand. Democrat Johanna Gusman had $600 in receipts and $89 cash on hand. Democrat Akshay Bhamidipati had $30,808 in receipts and cash on hand of $27,784. Republican Bill Drennan had $3,010 in receipts and $2,739 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 88: Democrat Kecia Evans had $3,305 in receipts and $1,889 cash on hand. Democrat Jess Foster had $20,079 in receipts and $14,790 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Del. Mark Cole had $240 in receipts and $50,642 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 91: Democrat Martha Mugler had $30,006 in receipts and $28,952 cash on hand. Democrat Michael Wade had $15,467 in receipts and $12,530 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 94: Republican Del. David Yancey had $46,596 in receipts and $193,257 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds had $71,943 in receipts and $70,044 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 96: Democrat Mark Downey had $24,486 in receipts and $6,150 cash on hand. Democrat Chris Mayfield had $3,622 in receipts and $1,035 cash on hand. Democrat Rebecca Leser in $4,869 in receipts and $3,669 cash on hand. Republican Melanie Rapp had $2,871 in receipts and $2,450 cash on hand. Republican Amanda Batten had $13,043 in receipts and $10,471 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 99: Republican incumbent Del. Margaret Ransone had $4,149 in receipts and $113,898 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Francis Edwards had $46,598 in receipts and $39,274 cash on hand.
House of Delegates District 100: Republican incumbent Del. Rob Bloxom had $1,921 in receipts and $40,844 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Phil Hernandez had $48,079 in receipts and $41,804 cash on hand.
State Senate District 3: Republican incumbent Sen. Tommy Norment had $19,237 in receipts and $1,033,714 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Herb Jones had $19,195 in receipts, $18,441 cash on hand.
State Senate District 4: Republican incumbent Sen. Ryan McDougle. had $13,918 in receipts and $527,866 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Stan Scott had $4,663 in receipts and $4,366 cash on hand.
State Senate District 6: Incumbent Democratic Sen. Lynwood Lewis had $29,371 in receipts and $111,163 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Willie Randall reported $11,820 in receipts and a $4,930 cash on hand.
State Senate District 7: Susan Hippen reported $13,665 in receipts, $10,997 cash on hand. Cheryl Turpin reported $100,365 in receipts, $100,080 cash on hand. Democrat Kim Howard had $68,882 in receipts and $27,646 cash on hand. Republican Carolyn Weems had $2,960 in receipts and $2,600 cash on hand. Republican Jen Kiggans had $17,250 in receipts and $13,837 cash on hand.
State Senate District 8: Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal had $89,404 in receipts and $66,219 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Sen. Bill DeSteph had $44,840 in receipts and $165,504 cash on hand.
State Senate District 10: Democrat Eileen Bedell had $52,888 in receipts and $48,978 cash on hand. Ghazala Hashmi had $56,579 in receipts and $80,134 cash on hand. Zachary Brown had $20,199 in receipts and $15,643 cash on hand. Republican incumbent Sen. Glen Sturtevant reported $44,629 in receipts and $216,084 cash on hand.
State Senate District 11: Democrat Amanda Pohl had $24,318 in receipts, $18,328 cash on hand. Democrat Wayne Powell had $19,486 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Sen. Amanda Chase had $21,814 in receipts and $58,270 cash on hand.
State Senate District 12: Democrat Veena Lothe had $27,155 in receipts, $34,027 cash on hand. Democrat Debra Rodman had $178,918 in receipts, $177,832 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant had $49,605 in receipts and $162,279 cash on hand.
State Senate District 13: Democratic nominee John Bell had $131,211 in receipts and $164,375 cash on hand. No report yet for Republican Ron Meyer. Republican Geary Higgins had $138,653 in receipts, $111,244 cash on hand. Republican Mike Buscher reported $900 in receipts, $539 cash on hand.
State Senate District 16: Incumbent Democratic Sen. Rosalyn Dance had $25,478 in receipts, $86,788 cash on hand. Democrat Joe Morrissey reported zero receipts or cash on hand.
State Senate District 17: Democrat Ben Hixon reported no money raised, no cash on hand. Democrat Amy Laufer had $101,405 in receipts, $75,197 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Sen. Bryce Reeves had $165,447 in receipts and $218,995 cash on hand. Republican challenger Rich Breeden had $48,251 in receipts and $15,415 cash on hand.
State Senate District 19: Incumbent Republican Sen. Dave Suetterlein had $4,505 in receipts and $65,086 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Flo Ketner had $2,889 in receipts, $2,764 cash on hand.
State Senate District 22: Incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Peake had $5,850 in receipts, $54,517 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Dakota Claytor had $891 in receipts and $303 cash on hand.
State Senate District 24: Incumbent Republican Sen. Emmett Hanger had $5,700 in receipts, $230,536 cash on hand. Republican challenger Tina Freitas had $72,588 in receipts and $50,867 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Annette Hyde had $1,860 in receipts and $5,015 cash on hand.
State Senate District 26: Incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Obenshain had $38,273 in receipts and $232,230 cash on hand. Democratic challenger April Moore had $16,125 in receipts and $6,477 cash on hand.
State Senate District 27: Democrat Ronnie Ross had $46,994 in receipts and $34,301 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Sen. Jill Vogel had $20,073 in receipts and $54,966 cash on hand.
State Senate District 28: Laura Sellers had $1,428 in receipts, $1,417 on hand. Qasim Rashid had $70,726 in receipts, $70,376 cash on hand. Incumbent Republican Sen. Richard Stuart had $7,200 in receipts and $144,479 cash on hand.
State Senate District 31: Incumbent Sen. Barbara Favola reported receipts of $63,995, cash on hand of $211,253. Democratic challenger Nicole Merlene had receipts of $20,936 and cash on hand of $7,375.
State Senate District 33: Incumbent Sen. Jennifer Boysko had $89,323 in receipts, $137,013 cash on hand. Sharafat Hussain had $7,570 in receipts, $31 cash on hand.
State Senate District 35: Incumbent Sen. Dick Saslaw had $185,665 in receipts and $900,066 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Yasmine Taeb had $58,389 in receipts and $89,906 cash on hand. His other Democratic challenger, Karen Torrent, had $360 in receipts and zero cash on hand.
I’m going to use this diary to post press releases from Democratic candidates on 1Q2019 campaign finance numbers.
Karl Frisch Posts Huge People-Powered Fundraising Numbers
Since January 15, Democratic Candidate for Fairfax County School Board in Providence District Has Raised $37,486 from 571 Donors
FAIRFAX, VA – With just eight days until the Democratic endorsement is decided, Karl Frisch’s campaign for Fairfax County School Board in Providence District announced it raised $37,486.60 from 571 unique donors between January 15 and March 31. All told, Frisch’s first fundraising report with the Virginia Department of Elections shows he received 665 contributions averaging $56.37 during the first quarter of 2019 which his campaign ended with $35,283.25 cash-on-hand.
“This election is about making sure every student has great schools, amazing teachers, and the resources they need to succeed no matter who they are, where they are from, or how much money their parents make,” said Karl Frisch. He continued, “When I decided to run for school board, it was important to me that this campaign be funded by friends, neighbors, and those who share my vision rather than corporations like Dominion Energy and their political action committees. I am incredibly grateful that nearly 600 people have been drawn to our message and invested in our people-powered campaign over the past 11 weeks.”
On Friday, Karl was endorsed by the Fairfax Education Association. Since entering the race in January, he has also been endorsed by Chairman Sharon Bulova, Supervisor John Foust, Sen. Adam Ebbin, Del. David Bulova, Del. Mark Levine, Del. Mark Sickles, former Vermont governor Howard Dean, former Providence District Democratic Committee chair Paul Jameson, FCPS Pride, LGBTQ Victory Fund, CASA in Action, #VoteProChoice, Blue Virginia and 90 for 90. In March, Karl received 62% of the vote at the Fairfax County Democratic Committee’s “Pick Your Pony Countywide Straw Poll.”
JAMES WALKINSHAW FOR BRADDOCK DISTRICT SUPERVISOR RAISES $47,615 IN 1ST QUARTER OF 2019, HAS $60,151 ON HAND —
642 Total Contributions Shows Strong Grassroots Support —
James Walkinshaw, Democratic Candidate for Braddock District Supervisor, announced today that his campaign raised $47,615 in the 1st quarter of 2019. The campaign has $60,151 on hand. Since launching his campaign on November 10, 2018, Walkinshaw has raised $86,013. With 642 contributions since launching, Walkinshaw has the strong grassroots support to win the June primary and flip the Braddock District seat from red to blue.
“I’m most excited by the hundreds of contributions we’ve received from all corners of the Braddock District,” said Walkinshaw. “To have so many of our neighbors put their faith in me is humbling and I look forward to continuing to listen to the people of Braddock and working to earn their support and confidence.”
Walkinshaw announced last week the endorsements of 5 key labor unions representing Fairfax workers: UFCW Local 400, IBT Local 639, IUPAT District Council 51, IBEW Local 26, and the KML Carpenters. These unions join IAFF Local 2068, Gerry Connolly, Chairman Sharon Bulova, Braddock School Board Member Megan McLaughlin, Supervisor Jeff McKay, At-Large School Board Member Ilryong Moon, and Sheriff Stacey Kincaid in their support of James Walkinshaw’s campaign.
KAUTZ CAMPAIGN RAISES OVER FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IN 2019
The first Lee District candidate to announce reaches over $60,000 raised in her grassroots campaign since her launch in mid-December.
ALEXANDRIA, VA — Today, disability rights advocate and Lee District Democratic Candidate, Larysa Kautz announced that her campaign raised over $40,000 in her latest quarter of fundraising. Kautz enters the final stretch of the primary with over $60,000 total raised since the launch of her campaign. With over 275 contributions this cycle, the majority of which are $100 or under and come from residents of Virginia, Kautz is running a robust grassroots based campaign.
“The support and enthusiasm we’re seeing for our campaign is very empowering,” Kautz said. “It’s clear that Lee District residents are ready to elect a leader who listens to their ideas and concerns, and who will advocate for them so that they are not merely fighting to survive. I’m proud to fight for working families, inclusive development, decent workforce housing, small businesses, clean energy jobs and initiatives, and access to a quality, education for every child. I’m so proud of the movement we’re building together.”
Kautz’s impressive fundraising re-enforces the support and endorsements that her campaign has recently received. Kautz was endorsed by Vote Mama, led by former congressional candidate Liuba Grechen Shirley, which supports Democratic moms with young children running for office up and down the ballot and across the country, and a slew of local leaders, small business owners, and advocates who are proud to join her grassroots campaign.
Among the individuals who have endorsed Kautz’s campaign are former House of Delegates and School Board candidates, Chelsea Savage, Melissa Dart, and Jewelyn Cosgrove; nonprofit attorneys, Traci Feit Love and Laura Rubenstein; local small business owner, Jennifer Stinebiser; and advocates, Donielle Scherff, Raquel Tamez, Farhan Latif, and Sofia Begg Latif. “As a working mother of two young children and former candidate for the Alexandria City School Board, I am excited to endorse Larysa Kautz for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors,” Cosgrove said. “Larysa will continue to be a tremendous advocate for working families in Lee District. She recognizes that residents are struggling to find affordable housing, pay for medical expenses, and find the time to spend with their families after working long hours and navigating long commutes. Larysa is committed to finding creative solutions to problems by encouraging more public-private-partnerships, supporting our youngest citizens by making universal pre-k a reality, and living up to the One Fairfax Policy. I’m thrilled to offer her my support.”
Alicia Plerhoples Raises Over $91,000 in Q1
Fairfax, Virginia – Alicia Plerhoples, candidate for Chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, raised $91,882.53 in the first quarter of 2019, less than two months after announcing her candidacy. Alicia received over 270 individual contributions with an average contribution of roughly $200.
“We are running a grassroots campaign, powered by our amazing supporters and shared vision of a Fairfax County where everyone has a seat at the table. We live in two Fairfax Counties, divided by opportunity and economic security. I am running for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors because I will close the gap through affordable housing, public education, environmental justice, and transportation improvements,” said Plerhoples.
When asked about her opponents – a developer who loaned himself over $700,000 and an elected official who accepts contributions from real estate development companies that could potentially pose a conflict of interest – Plerhoples responds by saying “Being impartial is not only the right thing to do, but it’s the fair thing to do for all of our citizens. I am committed to making sure that all of our communities and businesses benefit from economic growth, and that our residents have access to affordable housing, well-paying jobs, excellent public education, reliable public transportation, a clean environment, and a sustainable future.”
Helmer campaign shatters Q1 Fundraising Records in Effort to Flip Virginia House
For Immediate Release: April 15, 2019
Fairfax, VA – Dan Helmer, an Army veteran and the Democratic nominee for Virginia’s House of Delegates in the 40th District, announced today that he had raised more than $121,000 during the first quarter. That is more than any challenger to a Republican House incumbent in Virginia history. Helmer’s first quarter raise exceeded the largest Q1 fundraising total of Democratic challengers from 2017’s “Blue Wave” election by over 50%. His race against Republican House Caucus Chairman, Tim Hugo, is considered a top tier flip target by state Democrats and is seen as a key to Democrats taking a majority in the General Assembly in this November’s elections.
“I am so thankful to all of our supporters for helping to ensure we have the resources we need to win in November. While my opponent is meeting with the Vice President to plot Trump’s 2020 re-election, we are showing the tremendous enthusiasm for a campaign that seeks to protect and expand access to healthcare, get our families out of traffic, and support an excellent public education for our children,” said Helmer. “We can feel the excitement to flip this seat, and we are going to continue to build energy through November.”
Helmer’s total included more than 500 individual contributions said Campaign Manager, Erik Darcey. “Dan refuses all donations from corporate PACs, the NRA, and Dominion Energy. We accomplished this because there is still an enormous appetite for candidates who speak to everyday issues in Virginia, not politics as usual. Our team worked tirelessly to harness that grassroots energy. Rumors of the Blue Wave’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.”
Vice President Pence recently met with Republican leaders in McLean, Virginia – including Chairman Hugo – to discuss putting Virginia in play for President Trump’s 2020 re-election. Helmer’s record-breaking fundraising suggests not only the support for his candidacy, but also that Virginia Democrats will continue to perform well in 2019 and beyond. Helmer, who announced his candidacy in August of 2018, has raised more than $212K total for the race and has over $135k cash-on-hand.
Dan Helmer is a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a businessman, and a Rhodes Scholar. He is the Democratic nominee for the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 40th District. His wife, Karen, is a public school teacher, and their sons, Aaron and Harris, attend Fairfax County Public Schools.
PRESS RELEASE: Rodman Raises Over $124k in Q1
HENRICO, VA – Debra Rodman announces an astounding $124,759 raised in the first quarter of 2019. She ends the quarter with over 177,000 cash on hand.
Over 100 local activists and leaders across Central Virginia are supporting Rodman’s run for state Senate, including former SD12 candidate Marques Jones, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, and an exciting group of local Henrico County elected officials: Del. Lamont Bagby, Chair of Virginia’s Legislative Black Caucus, Del. Delores McQuinn, Del. Schuyler VanValkenberg, Del. Jeff Bourne, Del. Lashrecse Aird, and Supervisor Tyrone Nelson.
Kathy Tran Raises $70,000 in First Reporting Period of 2019
Reports $147,000 cash on hand
Springfield, VA — The Kathy Tran for Delegate campaign announced today that it raised over $70,000 in the first reporting period of 2019, and ended March with $147,000 cash on hand.
“These strong numbers will help ensure our campaign has the resources we need to tell voters about Kathy’s record of getting things done for our community,” said Kathy Tran for Delegate Campaign Manager Joann Saridakis. “From expanding Medicaid for 400,000 Virginians, to giving teachers a pay raise, to passing redistricting reform, Kathy is proud of her record of getting results. While we expect anti-choice extremists to invest heavily in this race, Kathy isn’t afraid of a tough fight and is building a strong grassroots-powered campaign that will lead us to victory in November.”
Andres Jimenez Outraises Incumbent Virginia Delegate in First Quarter
Andres Jimenez outraised incumbent Kaye Kory during the first quarter in reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections earlier today. Mr. Jimenez, a labor-endorsed environmental activist and first-time candidate for public office, raised $24,267 to Delegate Kory’s $14,425. Mr. Jimenez’s total came from one hundred and sixty contributors compared to Delegate Kory’s thirty-five contributors. Delegate Kory’s average contributor gave $412 compared to Mr. Jimenez’s $151 per contributor. Mr. Jimenez seeks the Democratic nomination for Virginia House of Delegates 38th District on June 11th.
Andres Jimenez released the following statement: “Earlier today, I joined the working men and women of the KML Regional Council of Carpenters and allies at a Tax Day rally to protest wage theft. Wage theft occurs when corporations get away with paying workers less than minimum wage, denying them overtime pay and meal breaks, and misclassifying them as independent contractors when they are really employees. It undermines wages and workplace standards for everyone, and it needs to stop in Virginia. We need a sense of urgency in Richmond to help working Virginians. What motivates me to knock doors and raise money every day is the knowledge that if I am successful on June 11th, I will be able to fight for the men and women I met today and working families in the 38th District and across the Commonwealth.”
Amanda Pohl, Democratic candidate for Senate in VA’s 11th, outraised incumbent Amanda Chase in first quarter of 2019
CHESTERFIELD, VA- Democrat Amanda Pohl, candidate for Senate in the 11th district, showed clear grassroots and fundraising momentum in the first quarter of 2019. Pohl raised more than $24,000 to Chase’s $21,814. Pohl received nearly 300 donations, compared to Chase’s 64. Pohl’s average contribution was less than $83.
“People are ready for a change,” said Pohl “And they are stepping up to help make it happen. I am thrilled by and grateful for the grassroots energy my campaign has attracted so far. I am ready to work hard for the people of Chesterfield, Amelia and Colonial Heights and excited to keep building on this early momentum.”
Nicole Merlene Raises $21K: All From People, No Corporations or Corporate PACS
(Arlington, VA) Nicole Merlene raised $20,936 during the first quarter of the 2019 Democratic Primary in Virginia’s 31st Senate District, all from individual contributions. Not a single dollar raised in this reporting period came from a corporation, corporate entity, or corporate PAC. Adding to the grassroots nature of her campaign, Merlene’s average contribution was $71.45, and 92% of her contributions were $100 or less. The 293 contributions that Ms. Merlene received this quarter point to the growing support that has continued to mount over the past few weeks from voters in her hometown seeking better representation of their community down in Richmond, as also seen in the overwhelming turnout at her area events.
With the funds aggregated, the Merlene campaign has been able to knock over 7,000 doors spanning every zip code and precinct in the 31st District, and to reach more than 30,000 voters on the streets, at community and civic based events, and at general meet and greets spanning from Columbia Pike to the Algonkian District of Sterling. Ms. Merlene has also been humbled to receive endorsements from several civic leaders, Democratic Party leaders, and local small business owners. Nicole Merlene and her campaign will continue to build their intensity and show no signs of letting up from now until June 11th. Nicole would like to remind everyone of the debates that are coming up on April 17th with the Arlington Young Democrats at NRECA, May 1st with the Arlington Democrats at Key Elementary School, and the League of Women Voters on May 5th at Central Library in Arlington. Also remember that Absentee voting starts on April 26th, and that the voter registration deadline for the June primary is May 20th.
Foster Campaign Leads the 88th District In Q1 Fundraising
For Immediate Release: April 16, 2019
Remington, VA – Democratic candidate for the 88th district, Jess Foster, announced today that she has outraised Republican incumbent, Mark Cole, by almost $20,000 in the first quarter of 2019. With an average donation of just over $91, the Foster campaign not only led all candidates vying for the 88th district seat in fundraising, but also exhibited a strength in low-dollar grassroots support. The Foster campaign has raised almost $28,000 in total to this point.
“I am so humbled by the support our campaign has received from day one. Whether at community meet and greets or door knocking in the many neighborhoods we’ve reached, I can feel the energy for change and the excitement for a new type of bold leadership that represents the interests of people and not special interests. I’m excited about our Q1 numbers but I know we have the ability to do more with the continued support from the working families of the district. We’re not going to let up and we’ll keep this going until November.”
The Foster campaign posted the strongest first quarter fundraising period for a Democratic candidate in the 88th district since 2007, said Campaign Manager, Ayodele Okeowo. “Mark Cole is notorious for his lack of grassroots fundraising and his almost complete backing by corporations and special interests. It speaks volumes that our campaign not only outraised him this quarter, with the support of grassroots donors, but also outdid his entire fundraising total in 2018 as well.”
The Foster campaign continues to work diligently to spread its message of change ahead of the June 11 Democratic Primary. With less than two months to go, the campaign continues to gain grassroot support, ramp up its outreach goals and build a volunteer base that will help flip the 88th district blue.
Delegate Carter Calls on Primary Opponent to Return Republican Funding
Manassas, VA – In the wake of the 2019 Q1 campaign finance filings, Delegate Carter is calling on Democratic primary opponent Mark Wolfe to return the over $11,000 in funds Wolfe received from Republican sources.
Of Wolfe’s 43 reported itemized contributions, 19 were from known Republican donors – or
from executives or corporate subsidiaries of known Republican donors. Those Republican
dollars comprise over half of Wolfe’s total itemized haul.
Even more, eight Wolfe donors have given either directly or by proxy to failed Republican
candidate Corey Stewart.
Wolfe, a former Republican who switched parties in 2016, has faced recent scrutiny for his claim that “almost always, abortion represents a moral failure.” Delegate Carter sees Republican financial support for Wolfe as a troubling indicator in a Democratic primary.
“Maybe Republican donors know that Mark Wolfe is still the same Republican that used to hold fundraisers for Barbara Comstock and campaign with George Allen,” Delegate Carter said. “If he’s not that guy anymore, he should refund the money.”
Walbridge Fundraising Numbers Prove Blue Ridge Is Race To Watch
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2019
Round Hill —Today, Tia Walbridge, Democratic nominee for Blue Ridge Supervisor, announced her campaign raised nearly $30,000 dollars in the first fundraising quarter. Walbridge leads incumbent Buffington in cash on hand by about $7,000. With 93 percent of contributions $200 and under and the average contribution coming in at under $100, Walbridge demonstrates impressive grassroots support and draws a stark contrast to her opponent.
“Since the day I announced my candidacy, we’ve received overwhelming support,” Walbridge said. “It’s clear that western Loudoun is ready for a thoughtful, proactive leader who works hard, sticks to her principles, and stands up for residents’ interests even when no one is watching. They want a leader they can trust to preserve the balance that makes our county such a special place to call home.”
Walbridge had also outraised every other Democratic candidate who had filed by deadline, establishing the Blue Ridge as the race to watch in November.
Tia is a sheep farmer and small business owner. She was appointed to sit on the Virginia Agricultural Council and is a board member of Loudoun County Farm Bureau. She also serves on the board of Dandelion Meadow, a nonprofit that provides facilities for women battling addiction in Loudoun County. She’s endorsed by Rep. Jennifer Wexton, Sen. Boysko, Del. John Bell, and Del. Wendy Gooditis.
Veena Lothe shows grassroots strength in 1st Quarter fundraising
GLEN ALLEN, VA —Veena Lothe raised over $27,000 in the first quarter from over 300 individual donations. The average contribution was $84, and more than 90% of all contributions come from the Richmond region, demonstrating the tremendous grassroots support that is behind Lothe’s campaign.
“Our campaign has been grassroots-powered from the first day,” said Lothe. “I am proud that our campaign is the only one in the race for Senate District 12 to refuse corporate donations and be fully funded and powered by people. The people of the 12th District want a leader in Richmond who will fight for the little guy—not corporate interests. I will for everyday Virginians just as hard as I have fought for my clients.”
Rodman has $15k+ cash advantage to GOP incumbent
HENRICO, VA – Debra Rodman more than doubles Republican incumbent Dunnavant’s Q1 fundraising, ending the quarter with a more than $15,000 cash-on-hand advantage.
Rodman announced yesterday she raised an astounding $124,759 cash in the first quarter of 2019. Dunnavant, by comparison, raised only $48,214 cash – 2.6x less than Rodman. Rodman ends the quarter with over $177,832 in the bank to Dunnavant’s $162,279.
In addition to impressive fundraising, Rodman’s campaign exhibits strong grassroots support. Her campaign and volunteers collected over 40 pages of petition signatures in the first eight days of her senate campaign to secure the first spot on the primary ballot. Over 100 voters attended her campaign kick-off in March, and dozens of volunteers joined her on Sunday to knock almost 1,000 doors in one day.
Over 100 local activists and leaders across Central Virginia have publicly endorsed Rodman’s run for state Senate, including former SD12 candidate Marques Jones, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, and an exciting group of local Henrico County elected officials: Del. Lamont Bagby, Chair of Virginia’s Legislative Black Caucus, Del. Delores McQuinn, Del. Schuyler VanValkenberg, Del. Jeff Bourne, Del. Lashrecse Aird, and Supervisor Tyrone Nelson.
ALCORN OUTPERFORMS BELL WITH SMALL-DOLLAR DONORS
Tuesday, April 16 — The grassroots showed up for Dr. Elizabeth Alcorn in the first quarter, according to campaign finance filings reported to the Virginia Department of Elections. Elizabeth outperformed her opponent Rob Bell in the number of cash contributions of $100 or less as well as the total amount raised from these small-dollar donations. Elizabeth raised $22,783 in total contributions and ended quarter one with $8,667 cash on-hand.
“This campaign is about bringing affordable healthcare, better school funding and high-speed internet to the entire 58th District, and I’m thankful for everyone helping me work toward these goals. I’m running to represent the people of the 58th District, not the corporate donors backing my opponent.”
The filings due Monday April 15 include all contributions made Jan. 1-March 31, 2019. Elizabeth announced her candidacy for the 58th House of Delegates seat February 18. She is the Democratic nominee.
Delegate Hala Ayala Launches Re-Election Campaign with Record-Breaking Fundraising Report
WOODBRIDGE (April 16, 2019) – In the first campaign finance deadline of the year, Delegate Hala Ayala kicked off her re-election campaign with some of the strongest fundraising numbers in the VA House of Delegates, raising in the top 10th percentile of delegates running for re-election to the House. Reporting $61,590, Delegate Ayala also set the record for most money raised by an incumbent in the first quarter in HD-51 in the past decade.
“I’m so proud of and grateful for the incredible support our campaign has received,” said Delegate Ayala. “Our fundraising report isn’t about dollars raised; it’s about the people who believe enough in our campaign to contribute their hard-earned money, and it’s about every conversation it enables us to have with the people of the 51st district.”
Of the contributions that Delegate Ayala received, 79 percent were less than $100, and the average online contribution was $42.
“It’s important to me and our communities in Prince William that this campaign is truly powered by real people, not by corporations or special interest groups,” Ayala continued.
Delegate Ayala was one of the historic 15 Democrats to flip a Republican-held in the Virginia House of Delegates in 2017, and she is one of the first Latina women ever elected to the Virginia House. During her 2017 campaign, she promised to bring Medicaid expansion to Virginia, which she helped to deliver in her first session in Richmond. The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the only organization in the country dedicated to supporting Democrats in state legislatures, named Delegate Ayala’s re-election one of its “spotlight races” in 2019.
McElveen Dominates Small-Dollar Donations in First Quarter
Report Shows More Grassroots Donations than All Other Candidates Combined
McLean, Va. – Ryan McElveen’s campaign for Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors received $111,948 by the first quarter reporting deadline from more than 600 individuals from every corner of Fairfax County.
McElveen’s campaign saw 544 donors give less than $100, which is often referred to as the “people power” behind a campaign. The closest opponent received only one-third that number.
“I am thrilled that so many individuals have signaled their support for new, progressive and experienced leadership on the Board of Supervisors,” McElveen said. “We are in this race alongside entrenched special interests. But at the end of the day, this election belongs to the people of Fairfax County, and I am working hard every day to earn their support.”
McElveen, a current at-large member of the Fairfax County School Board, began fundraising in January with $2,088 from his previous re-election campaign. The full details of his receipts are available here.
“I encourage everyone to peruse these latest reports,” McElveen said. “Following the money is important to understanding how our elected officials represent the interests of their constituents. I have fought for Fairfax to be a model of government transparency, and I will push even harder as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.”
To find out more about McElveen’s campaign, record, and to contribute, go to www.mcelveenforchairman.com.