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Final Campaign Finance #s Before Virginia Primaries on June 11 Coming In…

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The final campaign finance numbers prior to the June 11 Virginia primaries are coming in. Note that they cover the period from April 1 through May 30. I’ll put up numbers as I see them; will add more information as I have time and as the reports come in. See VPAP for more detail…

SD4: Democrat Stan Scott had receipts of $10,226 and had $1,410 cash on hand; Republican Sen. Ryan McDougle had receipts of $98,225 and $605,048 cash on hand.

SD6 Dem primary: Willie Randall had receipts of $35,435 and had $8,220 cash on hand; no report yet for Sen. Lynwood Lewis.

SD7: Democrat Cheryl Turpin had receipts of $35,435 and had $22,797 cash on hand; Democrat Kim Howard had receipts of $23,367 and cash on hand of $5,529; Democrat Susan Hippen had receipts of $48,892 (including $45,000 in loans to herself) and cash on hand of $11,775. Republican Carolyn Weems had $42,112 in receipts and $11,363 cash on hand. Republican Jen Kiggans had $37,119 in receipts and $23,770 cash on hand.

SD8: Democrat Missy Cotter Smasal had receipts of $65,460 and had $106,905 cash on hand; Republican Sen. Bill DeSteph had $55,185 in receipts and $125,046 cash on hand.

SD10 Dem Primary: Ghazala Hashmi had receipts of $60,232 and had $70,781 cash on hand; Zachary Brown had receipts of $2,231 and cash on hand of $2,611; Eileen Bedell had receipts of $26,091 and had $28,759 cash on hand.

SD11: Democrat Amanda Pohl had receipts of $36,394 and had $26,099 cash on hand; Democrat Wayne Powell had receipts of $48,208 (including $37k in loans to/from himself) and cash on hand of $32,066. Republican Sen. Amanda Chase had $44,527 in receipts and $60,581 cash on hand.

SD12:  Democrat Veena Lothe had receipts of $31,552 and had $24,496 cash on hand;  Democrat Debra Rodman had receipts of $78,285 and cash on hand of $153,818. Republican Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant had $109,908 in receipts and $234,544 cash on hand.

SD13: Democrat John Bell had receipts of $131,185 and had cash on hand of $211,115; Republican Ron Meyer had $80,281 in receipts and $89,679 cash on hand; no report yet for Republican Geary Higgins.

SD16 Dem primary: Sen. Rosalyn Dance had receipts of $191,247 and had $84,347 cash on hand; Joe Morrissey had receipts of $55,800 (including $50,000 from himself) and $34,200 cash on hand.

SD17: Democrat Amy Laufer had receipts of $37,747 and had $105,297 cash on hand; Democrat Ben Hixon had receipts of $21,117 and had $10,044 cash on hand. Republican Sen. Bryce Reeves had $110,581 in receipts and $281,537 cash on hand. Republican Rich Breeden had $20,642 in receipts and $3,093 cash on hand.

SD24: Republican Sen. Emmett Hanger had receipts of $208,344 and had $124,625 cash on hand; Republican Tina Freitas had receipts of $52,351 and had $28,223 cash on hand. Democrat Annette Hyde had $9,775 in receipts and $9,606 cash on hand.

SD27: Democrat Ronnie Ross had receipts of $24,587 and had $35,537 cash on hand; Republican Sen. Jill Vogel had receipts of $30,095 and had $65,303 cash on hand.

SD28: Democrat Laura Sellers had receipts of $1,758 and had $1,870 cash on hand; no report yet for Democrat Qasim Rashid. Republican Sen. Richard Stuart had $22,710 in receipts and $159,299 cash on hand.

SD31 Dem primary: Sen. Barbara Favola had receipts of $135,098 and had $224,102 cash on hand as of 5/30/19; Nicole Merlene had receipts of $31,220 and had $4,342 cash on hand.

SD33: Democratic Sen. Jennifer Boysko had receipts of $61,292 and had $153,454 cash on hand; Democrat Sharafat Hussain had receipts of $6,351 and had $21 cash on hand. Republican Suzanne Fox had $33,610 in receipts and $24,786 cash on hand.

SD35 Dem primary: Karen Torrent had receipts of $2,840 and had $702 cash on hand; Sen. Dick Saslaw had receipts of $314,247 and $727,201 cash on hand; Yasmine Taeb had receipts of $48,007 and $50,337 cash on hand.

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HD2: Democratic Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy had receipts of $25,851 and had $100,233 cash on hand; Republican Heather Mitchell had receipts of $9,212 and had $12,399 cash on hand.

HD10: Democratic Del. Wendy Gooditis had receipts of $54,543 and had $135,448 cash on hand; Republican Del. Randy Minchew had receipts of $161,320 and $211,704 cash on hand.

HD13: Democratic Del. Danica Roem had receipts of $67,560 and had $122,502 cash on hand; Republican Kelly McGinn had receipts of $55,151 and $74,199 cash on hand.

HD14: Democratic Eric Stamps had receipts of $3,238 and had $1,993 cash on hand; Republican Del. Danny Marshall had receipts of $20,763 and $76,399 cash on hand.

HD15: Democratic Beverly Harrison had receipts of $10,543 and had $9,733 cash on hand; Republican Del. Todd Gilbert had receipts of $63,997 and $340,841 cash on hand.

HD18: Democrat Tristan Shields had receipts of $1,370 and had $1,249 cash on hand; Democrat Laura Galante had receipts of $50,885 and $59,129 cash on hand. Republican Del. Michael Webert had receipts of $16,592 and $47,199 cash on hand.

HD20: Democrat Jennifer Lewis had receipts of $17,679 and had $15,254 cash on hand; Republican John Avoli had receipts of $5,356 and $17,639 cash on hand. Republican Dave Bourne had receipts of $6,356 and $226 cash on hand.

HD21: Democratic Del. Kelly Fowler had receipts of $27,442 and $56,292 cash on hand; Republican Shannon Kane had receipts of $28,264 and had $51,206 cash on hand.

HD22: Democratic Jennifer Woofter had receipts of $28,237 and $27,993 cash on hand; Republican Kathy Byron had receipts of $13,630 and had $184,281 cash on hand.

HD26: Democrat Brent Finnegan had receipts of $14,927 and had $9,148 cash on hand; Democrat Cathy Copeland had receipts of $11,764 and had $2,940 cash on hand. Republican Del. Tony Wilt had receipts of $23,267 and $56,534 cash on hand.

HD27: Democrat Larry Barnett had receipts of $53,014 and $111,254 cash on hand; Republican Del. Roxann Robinson had receipts of $41,464 and had $139,969 cash on hand.

HD28: Democrat Joshua Cole had receipts of $68,267 and had $94,987 cash on hand;  Republican Del. Bob Thomas had receipts of $132,648 and $27,307 cash on hand; Republican Paul Milde had receipts of $184,321 (almost all loans to himself) and had $49,888 cash on hand.

HD31: Democratic Del. Elizabeth Guzman had receipts of $74,307 and $165,856 cash on hand; Republican DJ Jordan had receipts of $32,600 and had $100,711 cash on hand.

HD33: Republican Del. Dave LaRock had receipts of $3,855 and had $19,270 cash on hand; Democrat Mavis Taintor had receipts of $39,169 and had $58,372 cash on hand.

HD34: Democratic Del. Kathleen Murphy had receipts of $68,937 and $163,528 cash on hand; Republican Gary Pan had receipts of $33,543 and had $33,138 cash on hand.

HD38 Dem primary: Del. Kaye Kory had receipts of $17,368 and had cash on hand of $13,569; Andres Jimenez had receipts of $24,833 and had cash on hand of $4,213.

HD40: Democrat Dan Helmer had receipts of $113,329 and had $199,768 cash on hand; no report yet for Republican Del. Tim Hugo had receipts of $159,484 and had $435,039 cash on hand.

HD42: Democratic Del. Kathy Tran had receipts of $33,712 and had $144,594 cash on hand; Republican Steve Adragna had receipts of $7,922 and had $9,475 cash on hand.

HD49 Dem primary: Del. Alfonso Lopez had receipts of $47,053 and had cash on hand of $53,186; JD Spain had receipts of $13,247 and had cash on hand of $6,204.

HD50: Democrat Mark Wolfe had receipts of $15,238 and had cash on hand of $7,759; Democratic Del. Lee Carter had receipts of $47,312 and had cash on hand of $35,640. Republican Ian Lovejoy had $28,346 in receipts and $83,114 cash on hand.

HD55: Democrat Morgan Goodman had receipts of $13,357 and had $14,575 cash on hand; Republican Del. Buddy Fowler had receipts of $19,480 and had $37,879 cash on hand.

HD56: Democrat Juanita Jo Matkins had receipts of $17,201 and had $25,060 cash on hand; Republican Del. John McGuire had receipts of $15,120 and had $30,805 cash on hand.

HD57 Dem primary: Kathy Galvin had receipts of $63,494 and had cash on hand of $36,038; Sally Hudson had receipts of $43,126 and had cash on hand of $54,782.

HD58: Democrat Elizabeth Alcorn had receipts of $10,124 and had $9,193 cash on hand; Republican Del. Rob Bell had receipts of $52,087 and had $277,557 cash on hand.

HD62: Democrat Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg had receipts of $53,145 and had $102,617 cash on hand; Republican GayDonna Vandergriff had receipts of $40,476 and had $40,712 cash on hand.

HD66: Democrat Sheila Bynum-Coleman had receipts of $26,288 and had $48,466 cash on hand; Republican Speaker Kirk Cox had receipts of $149,607 and had $403,394 cash on hand.

HD68: Democratic Del. Dawn Adams had receipts of $39,288 and had $157,701 cash on hand; Republican Lori Losi had receipts of $14,838 and had $6,557 cash on hand; Republican Garrison Coward had receipts of $23,342 and had $16,863 cash on hand.

HD72: Democratic Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg had receipts of $52,145 and had $102,617 cash on hand; Republican GayDonna Vandergriff had receipts of $40,476 and had $40,712 cash on hand.

HD73: Democrat Rodney Willett had receipts of $78,013 and had $78,633 cash on hand; Republican Mary Margaret Kastelberg had receipts of $28,890 and had $50,289 cash on hand.

HD76: Democrat Clint Jenkins had receipts of $13,900 (from 1/1 to 5/30) and had $12,401 cash on hand; Republican Del. Chris Jones had receipts of $63,675 and had $607,286 cash on hand.

HD83: Republican Del. Chris Stolle had receipts of $34,627 and had $83,693 cash on hand; Democrat Nancy Guy had receipts of $50,620 and had $72,539 cash on hand.

HD84: Republican Del. Glenn Davis had receipts of $35,958 and had $30,392 cash on hand; Democrat Karen Mallard had receipts of $42,455 and had $56,110 cash on hand.

HD87 Dem Primary: Suhas Subramanyam had receipts of $57,150 and had $37,195 cash on hand; Akshay Bhamidipati had receipts of $3,310 and had $14,305 cash on hand; Johanna Gusman had $25,736 and had $36 cash on hand; Hassan Ahmad had receipts of $46,054 and had cash on hand of $34,527.

HD88 Dem primary: Kecia Evans had receipts of $750 and had $1,318 cash on hand; Jess Foster had receipts of $21,339 and had cash on hand of $8,568.

HD91: Democrat Martha Mugler had receipts of $50,378 and had $31,630 cash on hand; Democrat Michael Wade had receipts of $29,021 and had cash on hand of $13,456; Republican Colleen Holcomb had $12,530 in receipts and had $10,005 cash on hand.

HD94: Democrat Shelly Simonds had receipts of $102,464 and had $144,872 cash on hand; Republican Del. David Yancey had receipts of $73,042 and had $247,941 cash on hand.

HD96 Dem primary: Rebecca Leser had receipts of $2,905 and had $2,380 cash on hand; Chris Mayfield had receipts of $1,677 and had $177 cash on hand; Mark Downey had receipts of $24,487 and had cash on hand of $6,150.

HD100: Democrat Phil Hernandez had receipts of $49,178 and had $69,229 cash on hand; Republican Del. Rob Bloxom had receipts of $10,382 and had $38,058 cash on hand.

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Arlington County Commonwealth’s Attorney Dem primary: Incumbent Theo Stamos had receipts of $55,426 and had $22,077 cash on hand;  Parisa Tafti had receipts of $604,682 (including massive direct and in-kind donations from the “Justice and Public Safety PAC”) and had $57,255 cash on hand.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Braddock District) Dem primary: James Walkinshaw had receipts of $63,266 and had $58,897 cash on hand; Irma Corado had receipts of $18,054 and had cash on hand of $13,514.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Hunter Mill District) Dem primary: Maggie Parker had receipts of $254,276 (tons from “Citizens for a Better Tomorrow” PAC and Comstock Development Services, plus other real state and development interests like Miller & Long Co., Inc., which donated $25k) and had $11,856 cash on hand; Laurie Dodd had receipts of $9,285 and had $4,468 cash on hand; Parker Messick had receipts of $155 and had $1,039 cash on hand; Walter Alcorn had receipts of $31,775 and had cash on hand of $26,822; Shyamali Hauth had receipts of $12,366 and had cash on hand of $7,332.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Lee District) Dem primary: Rodney Lusk had receipts of $75,322 and had $38,261 cash on hand; James Migliaccio had receipts of $6,944 and had cash on hand of $9,526; Kelly Hebron had receipts of $13,771 and had cash on hand of $7,987; Larysa Kautz had receipts of $25,273 and had cash on hand of $9,119.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Providence District) Dem primary: Phil Niedzelski-Eichner had receipts of $35,168 and had $14,051 cash on hand; Dalia Palchik had receipts of $31,547 and had $9,033 cash on hand; Linh Hoang had receipts of $18,514 and $15,677 cash on hand; Edythe Kelleher had receipts of $41,849 and $19,732 cash on hand; and Erika Yalowitz had receipts of $12,649 and $7,046 cash on hand.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (Springfield District): Democrat Linda Sperling had receipts of $23,018 and had $34,497 cash on hand; Republican incumbent Pat Herrity had receipts of $56,898 and had cash on hand of $154,140.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors (At-Large/Chair) Dem primary: Tim Chapman had receipts of $40,619 and had $98,708 cash on hand; Jeff McKay had receipts of $260,551 and had $80,022 cash on hand; Alicia Plerhoples had receipts of $72,135 and had cash on hand of $16,224; Ryan McElveen had receipts of $27,778 and had cash on hand of $52,397.

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Dem primary: Incumbent Ray Morrogh had receipts of $134,058 and had $48,986 cash on hand; Steve Descano had receipts of $399,267 (almost all from the Justice & Public Safety PAC) and had $50,032 cash on hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (At-Large/Chair): Incumbent Democratic Chair Phyllis Randall had receipts of $93,673 and had $144,036 cash on hand; Republican John Whitbeck had receipts of $106,963 and $248,261 cash on hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Ashburn): Republican Rich McMunn had receipts of $3,088 and had $983 cash on hand; Democrat Mike Turner had receipts of $2,216 and $37,763 cash on hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Blue Ridge): Incumbent Republican Tony Buffington had receipts of $24,256 and had $53,759 cash on hand; Democrat Tia Walbridge had receipts of $37,295 and $71,173 cash on hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Broad Run): Democrat Sylvia Glass had receipts of $26,305 and had $14,470 cash on hand; Republican James Bonfils had receipts of $6,941 and $6,211 cash on hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Catoctin): Democrat Sreedhar Nagireddi had receipts of $2,951 and had $1,976 cash on hand; Incumbent Republican Matt Letourneau had receipts of $11,208 and $36,561 cash on hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors (Sterling): Incumbent Democrat Koran Saines had receipts of $42,572 and had $4,710 cash on hand; Democrat Ibrahim Moiz had receipts of $25,632 and $50,113 cash on hand.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors (At-Large/Chair): Democrat Ann Wheeler had receipts of $36,650 and had $39,478 cash on hand; Republican John Gray had receipts of $35,858 (around $30k of which was from himself) and $20,618 cash on hand.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Brentsville): Democrat Maggie Hansford had receipts of $11,380 and had $56,656 cash on hand; Republican incumbent Jeanine Lawson had receipts of $14,540 and $113,038 cash on hand.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Gainesville): Democrat Danny Funderburk had receipts of $3,635 and had $2,463 cash on hand; Incumbent Republican Peter Candland had receipts of $92,167 and $55,030 cash on hand.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Woodbridge): Democrat Margaret Angela Franklin had receipts of $7,462 and had $22,690 cash on hand; Democratic incumbent Frank Principi had receipts of $22,830 and $2,551 cash on hand.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors (Potomac): Democrat Andrea Bailey had receipts of $17,181 and had $40,424 cash on hand; Republican Doug Taggart had receipts of $3,368 and $3,386 cash on hand.

Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors (Midlothian): Democrat Marty Mooradian had receipts of $6,384 (from 1/1 to 5/30) and $2,037 cash on hand; Democrat Javaid Siddiqi had receipts of $6,408 (from 4/1 to 5/30 and $5,484 cash on hand.

Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney: Democratic incumbent Shannon Taylor had receipts of $42,055 and $61,681 cash on hand; Republican Owen Conway had receipts of $7,226 and $18,770 cash on hand.

Fairfax County School Board Numbers, Courtesy of Providence District Democratic-endorsed candidate Karl Frisch (click to enlarge)

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Helmer Raises over $113,000 in Two Months; More Individual Donors than in Hugo’s Entire 2017 Race

For Immediate Release:

November 26, 2018

Fairfax, VA – Dan Helmer, the Democratic nominee for the VA House of Delegates in HD40, announced today that his campaign raised over $113,000 from more than 1,200 donations during the reporting period from April 1, 2019 through May 30, 2019. 80% of all donations were for less than $25 with an average donation size of $90. The campaign reported almost $200,000 cash on hand.  

For twelve days of the reporting period Helmer – a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve – was unable to fundraise due to his military service.

“Our message is resonating with voters and donors,” said Helmer Campaign Manager, Erik Darcey.  “Tim Hugo relies on donations from payday lenders, the NRA, Dominion Energy, and big tobacco to fund his elections. Our campaign, on the other hand, had more actual human beings donate in a two-month stretch than Hugo had in the entire 2017 cycle.”

“I am deeply humbled by the outpouring of support for our campaign,” announced Helmer. “We will always reject money from those that rip off students and veterans, pollute our air and water, destroy our health, and enable gun violence. We can do better and, with the help of so many, we are building a movement to provide representation that is in line with the values of our district and flip Virginia’s House of Delegates in November.”

Helmer for Virginia led all House challengers in Q1, and trailed only Hugo and Minority Leader Filler-Corn in total raised for House Candidates during that time.

Del. Elizabeth Guzman raises $74,000 in Late Spring fundraising drive
Freshman Caucus Chair Guzman demonstrates strength in individual donor drive
WOODBRIDGE, Va. – Delegate Elizabeth Guzman announces she has raised $74,000 in late spring reporting period, just as Virginia primaries enter into the final stretch. The Delegate’s fundraising also includes nearly 400 individual donations from across Virginia, bringing her overall donation count to nearly 1,500 for the 2019 election cycle.

“I am proud of my record as a legislator to put hardworking Virginia families first, and I am excited to have the support of so many people, especially from my community,” said Guzman. “This shows that voters are doubling down on the progress we made since electing so many qualified legislators to the House of Delegates, and we will continue to advocate for hardworking Virginia families in the next legislative session.”

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Andres Jimenez Once Again Out Raises Incumbent in the 38th District Delegate Race

Andres Jimenez once again out raised incumbent Delegate Kaye Kory in the race for the 38th District in Fairfax County. Mr. Jimenez, who has been endorsed by numerous labor, environmental, and immigrants rights organizations, raised $24,883.32 to Kaye Kory’s $17,368.00 during the finance reporting period covering April 1 through May 30. Mr. Jimenez also out raised Delegate Kory during the first quarter of 2019. The Democratic primary is on June 11.

Mr. Jimenez has been endorsed by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers, Environment America, CASA in Action, AFSCME District Council 20, 32BJ SEIU, KML Regional Council of Carpenters, IBEW Local 26, Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trades Association, ATU Local 689, Emgage PAC, Our Revolution Northern Virginia, and Blue Virginia.

Andres Jimenez released the following statement: “I am grateful for the support of so many fantastic organizations that represent working families, immigrant families, and the environmental community. I would not have made it this far without their support. I want to be a voice in Richmond for our entire community, especially those who do not currently have a voice. That’s why I am working hard to out raise and out knock my opponent every single day.”

AMY ASHWORTH SURPASSES $120K TOTAL RAISED IN PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY RACE

MANASSAS, V.A. – Amy Ashworth, Democratic candidate for Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County and the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park, reported raising $43,435 in the second quarter pre-primary reporting period. To date, the campaign has raised a total of $121,398.28.

“Voters have a clear choice in this Democratic primary: change or more of the same,” said Amanda Sands, Ashworth’s campaign manager. “Amy’s consistent fundraising success makes clear that her vision for real criminal justice reform is resonating with voters here in northern Virginia.”

To date, the campaign has brought in 560 total individual contributions. Ninety percent of contributions were from donors within Virginia, and 67 percent of contributions were from donors within Prince William County, Manassas or Manassas Park.

GHAZALA HASHMI OUTRAISES PRIMARY  OPPONENTS IN 3RD STRAIGHT FUNDRAISING REPORT

RICHMOND, VA – This morning Dr. Ghazala Hashmi reported outraising all of her primary contenders in the most recent filing for April and May fundraising, which marks the third straight fundraising period in which Dr. Hashmi was at the top of  the pack. The Hashmi campaign raised more than $60,000 between April and May and now has more than $70,000 in the bank as they approach next week’s primary election.

“I am incredibly humbled by the tremendous support hundreds of people have shown my campaign,” Hashmi said. “It’s clear that the people of the 10th District are hungry for change. They want a senator who is going to work to prevent the kind of tragic gun violence we saw in Virginia Beach last week instead of one that votes in lockstep with the NRA; They want a senator who is going to stand up for women’s reproductive freedom, instead of one that votes to deny it; They want a senator who will fight to expand access to quality, affordable healthcare, not one that votes to restrict it.”

Hashmi’s strong fundraising numbers along with coveted endorsements from NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, New Virginia Majority, Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters, IBEW Local 666, CASA in Action, Blue Virginia, and Together We Will RVA make her the clear favorite to win the primary on Tuesday.

Walbridge Accelerates Momentum, Out-Raises Incumbent Yet Again

Fight for Blue Ridge Intensifies As Tia Maintains Lead with Grassroots Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 4, 2019

Round Hill —Today, Tia Walbridge, Democratic nominee for Blue Ridge Supervisor, announced that her campaign raised over $37,000 during the last filing period, out-fundraising her opponent 3:2. While incumbent Tony Buffington continues to be funded by big-dollar donors, the majority of Walbridge’s contributions come in under $100. 

“Loudoun residents are realizing more and more each day how much is at stake in the upcoming election,” Walbridge said. “This is about preserving Loudoun’s character and balance, supporting Loudoun’s economy, and bringing eastern and western Loudoun together to fight for our common interests. This next Board of Supervisors will decide Loudoun’s future for the next 20 years. Our campaign is about making sure residents have a say in that future.”

Walbridge also maintains a nearly $20,000 cash-on-hand advantage, which will be critical in communicating with voters across Loudoun’s largest district.

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, Del. Wendy Gooditis, and Vote Mama PAC, a group dedicated to supporting mothers running for office.

Matkins outraises opponent with grassroots support

For immediate release

June 4, 2019

Fueled by grassroots support, Juanita Jo Matkins, the Democratic nominee for the 56th District House of Delegates seat, posted strong fundraising numbers during the year’s second reporting period, April 1 to May 30. 

Matkins outraised her opponent, Republican John McGuire, for the second consecutive fundraising period. She hauled in $17,201 in cash and in-kind contributions. 

Matkins showed particular strength with small donors, collecting 120 total cash contributions, including 81 donations of $100 or less. And, she is not accepting donations from large corporations or corporate PACS. 

“I am gratified by so much grassroots support. This campaign is people-powered and these donations reflect that,” Matkins said. “Since my campaign began in early March, I’ve travelled across this district, knocking doors and meeting with community groups.  People are eager for new, accountable representation in Richmond. I intend to go to the General Assembly and fight for the people here in the 56th district and ensure their voices are heard on the House floor.”

A longtime resident of Louisa County, Matkins is a former teacher and college professor. She taught in Louisa schools for 20 years, first at a small private school and then in Louisa County Public Schools. Afterwards, she taught as a professor of science education at the College of William and Mary for 11 years. 

Matkins is eager to put her knowledge and experience to work for the people of the 56th District, and it is clear that her message is resonating with voters. 

“As a teacher, I understand the critical role education plays in changing and improving lives. I also know that not all Virginians have the same advantages or access to the same opportunities,” Matkins said. “I am committed to fighting for fairness for 56th District residents and all Virginians. From ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and strengthening our nondiscrimination laws to prioritizing public education and ensuring everyone has access to affordable health care, I’m determined to work for positive change for my community and beyond.” 

House of Delegates District 56 includes all of Louisa County and parts of Henrico, Goochland and Spotsylvania counties. The General Election will be held Nov. 5. 

PHIL FOR VIRGINIA CAMPAIGN RAISES NEARLY $50,000 IN TWO MONTHS

Powered by 1,300 grassroots supporters, Hernandez outraises his opponent 5 to 1

NORFOLK, VA — Today, the Phil for Virginia campaign reported that in April and May alone, Phil Hernandez raised over $49,000 from more than 1,300 supporters, a record for this reporting period in HD 100.  The average donation during this period was $34. Phil continues to receive more donations from Virginians than his opponent — and his people-powered campaign stands in clear contrast to his opponent’s heavy reliance on corporate donors.

BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Between April 1 and May 30, Phil for Virginia raised $49,178, with $69,229 total cash on hand.
  • Phil had 1,339 individual grassroots donors. His opponent had 37 total donors.
  • Phil’s average contribution during this reporting period: $34.49.
  • Phil was among the top 10 Democratic Red to Blue candidates reporting the most raised and most cash on hand.
  • Phil’s Virginia donors outnumbered his opponents total donors 4 to 1.
  • People vs. Corporations: While Phil’s campaign is powered by small dollar donations from working people, 8 of his opponent’s top 10 donors were corporations.

The 100th district includes Virginia’s Eastern Shore and northern neighborhoods of City of Norfolk. The district has trended blue in recent years, choosing the Democratic candidate in the each of the most recent Congressional, Senatorial (federal and state), Presidential, and Gubernatorial elections. Phil is the official Democratic nominee, running unopposed in the June 11 primary.

Born and raised in Hampton Roads, Phil Hernandez attended public schools, and received a Gates Millennium Scholarship, which made it possible for him to attend William & Mary and become the first in his family to graduate from college. Phil served as a Senior Policy Analyst in President Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council, and, while in law school, helped to pass legislation aimed at preventing homelessness. More recently, Phil worked as an attorney with a nonprofit organization and advocated for civil rights and the rights of working people.

To learn more about Phil and his campaign for the 100th district, please visit www.philforvirginia.com.