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1Q2023 Virginia Campaign Finance Numbers Start Coming In; Here Are Some Highlights

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Numbers are now pouring in to the Virginia Department of Elections and VPAP for fundraising totals (receipts, cash on hand, etc.) during the first quarter of 2023. See below for some of the competitive races around Virginia, both for local races as well as for House of Delegates and State Senate contests. I’ll also indicate whether the race is safe Republican, safe Democratic or competitive. To determine whether these are strong fundraising numbers or not, see here for some baselines. Finally, to see the status (seeking reelection or other office? retiring?) of all 140 members of the Virginia General Assembly, see here.

LOCAL OFFICES

Arlington/Falls Church Commonwealth’s Attorney (safe Democratic): Incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti (D) reported receipts of $66,613 in 1Q23, had $52,909 cash-on-hand at the end of the quarter. Democratic challenger Josh Katcher had receipts of $105,526 and cash-on-hand of $84,268.
Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney (safe Democratic): Incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Steve Descano (D) had receipts of $95,402 and cash-on-hand of $129,466; Democratic challenger Ed Nuttall had receipts of $139,348 and cash-on-hand of $119,800.
Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney (Likely Democratic): Incumbent Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj (D) had receipts of $108,762 and cash-on-hand of $265,244; Democratic challenger Elizabeth Lancaster had receipts of $ and cash-on-hand of $; Republican candidate Nicole Wittmann had receipts of $ and cash-on-hand of $12,879.

Arlington County Board – two open seats (safe Democratic): Democratic candidate Tony Weaver had receipts of $5,855 and cash-on-hand of $33,826; Democratic candidate JD Spain had receipts of $42,019 and cash-on-hand of $13,379; Democratic candidate Maureen Coffey had receipts of $23,000 and cash-on-hand of $17,927; Democratic candidate Susan Cunningham had receipts of $27,901 and cash on hand of $21,927; Democratic candidate Jonathan Dromgoole had receipts of $17,848 and cash-on-hand of $5,846; Democratic candidate Natalie Roy had receipts of $51,237 and cash-on-hand of $33,645.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors – Mason District (safe Democratic): Democratic candidate Andres Jimenez had $39,036 in receipts and $31,967 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Reid Voss had $36,643 in receipts and $51,001 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Jeremy Allen had $10,020 in receipts and $4,076 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Steve Lee had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors – Springfield District (competitive): Democratic candidate Albert Vega had $26,935 in receipts and $5,906 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate John Nowadly had $42,906 in receipts and $20,952 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Supervisor Pat Herrity had $78,166 in receipts and $213,549 cash-on-hand.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors  – Mt. Vernon District (safe Democratic): Democratic incumbent Supervisor Dan Storck had $3,065 in receipts and $50,490 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Maritza Zermeno had $2,625 in receipts and $508 cash-on-hand.

Fairfax County School Board – At Large (safe Democratic): Democratic candidate Kyle McDaniel had $20,934 in receipts and $9,886 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Hamid Munir had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Ilryong Moon had $25,954 in receipts and $24,539 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Lawrence Webb had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Ryan McElveen had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.

Fairfax County Sheriff (safe Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sheriff Stacey Kincaid had $32,275 in receipts and $44,716 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Kelvin Garcia had $2,875 in receipts and $2,761 cash-on-hand.

Prince William County Board of Supervisors – Chair (Leans Democratic): Democratic incumbent Chair Ann Wheeler had $131,908 in receipts and $134,376 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Deshundra Jefferson had $36,992 in receipts and $29,499 cash-on-hand; Republican nominee, Supervisor Jeanine Lawson, reported $63,970 in receipts and $0 cash-on-hand.
Prince William County Board of Supervisors – Coles District (Leans Republican): Republican incumbent Supervisor Yesli Vega had $ in receipts and $47,528 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Idris O’Connor had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.

Loudoun County Board of Supervisors – Chair (Likely Democratic): Democratic incumbent Chair Phyllis Randall had $8,550 in receipts and $66,571 cash-on-hand.  Independent challenger Sam Kroiz had $2,100 in receipts, $1,980 cash-on-hand.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

House of Delegates District 2 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Adele McClure had $78,729 in receipts and $129,461 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Kevin Saucedo-Broach had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 7 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Mary Barthelson had $9,267 in receipts and $7,470 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Paul Berry had $30,359 in receipts and $26,000 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Shyamali Hauth had $40,983 in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Karen Keys-Gamarra had $26,493 in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 15 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Laura Jane Cohen had $45,931 in receipts and $151,462 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Eric Schmidt had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Henri’ Thompson had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 19 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Rozia Henson had $23,664 in receipts and $27,659 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Makya Little had $24,863 in receipts and $26,995 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Natalie Shorter had $18,404 in receipts and $17,638 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 21 (Competitive/Swing): Democratic candidate Joshua Thomas had $21,792 in receipts and $87,965 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Joshua Joseph Quill had $23,353 in receipts and $24,635 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate John Stirrup had $31,650 in receipts and $35,353 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 22 (Competitive/Swing): Democratic candidate Travis Nembhard had $41,813 in receipts and $33,680 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Ian Lovejoy had $74,398 in receipts (including $50k in loans to himself, $7,500 “in kind” from himself and $11.4k from his now-defunct State Senate account…so he really only raised $5,600! LOL) and $56,905 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 26 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Sirisha Kompalli had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Sreedhar Nagireddi had $44,959 in receipts and $40,654 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Kannan Srinivasan had $113,391 in receipts and $209,270 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 41 (Competitive/Leans Slightly Republican): Democratic nominee Lily Franklin had $65,255 in receipts and $58,228 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Lowell Bowman had $41,698 in receipts and $31,455 cash-on-hand Republican candidate Chris Obenshain had $31,647 in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 54 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Bellamy Brown had $12,375 in receipts and $6,118 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Katrina Callsen had $98,590 in receipts and $76,610 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Dave Norris had $28,861 in receipts and $21,549 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 55 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Kellen Squire had $45,813 in receipts and $64,378 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Amy Laufer had $94,965 in receipts and $137,265 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 57 (Purple/Slightly Leans Republican): Democratic candidate Susanna Gibson had $73,971 in receipts and $126,150 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Bob Shippee had $57,531 in receipts and $131,246 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate David Owen had $35,203 in receipts and $132,847 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 58 (Leans Democratic): Democratic incumbent Del. Rodney Willett had $64,195 in receipts and $162,731 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Riley Shaia had $40,798 in receipts and $39,330 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 65 (Competitive/Slightly Leans Democratic): Democratic nominee Josh Cole had $37,522 in receipts and $19,023 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Michael Gene Kasey had $9,385 in receipts and $8,797 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Lee Peters III had $33,806 in receipts and $31,172 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 71 (Leans Republican, could be competitive): Democratic nominee Jessica Anderson had $71,186 in receipts and $70,143 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Amanda Batten had $15,080 in receipts and $72,025 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 79 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Rae Cousins had $105,963 in receipts and $228,963 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Ann Lambert had $19,348 in receipts and $12,013 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Richard Walker had $3,432 in receipts and $7,122 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 80 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Destiny LeVere Bolling had $31,951 in receipts and $29,789 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate John Dantzler had $53,500 in receipts and $100,033 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 82 (Leans Democratic/competitive): Democratic candidate Kimberly Pope Adams had $16,429 in receipts and $15,667 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Victor McKenzie had $56,563 in receipts and $80,926 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Branden Riley had $2,049 in receipts and $2,049 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Kim Taylor had $42,284 in receipts and $74,360 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 95 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate, former Del. Alex Askew, had $38,861 in receipts and $91,518 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Rick James had $8,522 in receipts and $21,811 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 96 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate Del. Kelly Convirs-Fowler had $11,811 in receipts and $21,995 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Susan Hippen had $25,195 in receipts and $23,851 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Brandon Hutchins had $23,706 in receipts and $19,049 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Sean Monteiro had $17,850 in receipts and $9,554 cash-on-hand.
House of Delegates District 97 (Slightly Leans Democratic/Competitive): Democratic nominee Michael Feggans had $22,629 in receipts and $33,979 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Del. Karen Greenhalgh had $13,052 in receipts and $12,254 cash-on-hand.

State Senate District 4 (Likely Republican): Democratic candidate DA Pierce had $270 in receipts and $205 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Luke Priddy had $4,969 in receipts and $4,586 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Trish White-Boyd had $15,900 in receipts and $11,095 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Sen. Dave Suetterlein had $100,395 in receipts and $237,936 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 10 (Solid Republican):  Republican candidate Duane Adams had $26,693 in receipts and $59,495 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Sandy Brindley had $27,584 in receipts and $23,155 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Jack Dyer had $7,565 in receipts and $111,740 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Del. John McGuire had $149,794 in receipts and $106,430 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 11 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. Creigh Deeds had $239,181 in receipts and $422,902 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Del. Sally Hudson reported $85,823 in receipts and a $139,383 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 12 (Solid Republican): Republican candidate Tina Ramirez had $100,554 in receipts and $109,190 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Glen Sturtevant had $112,359 in receipts and $219,717 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Sen. Amanda Chase had $40,019 in receipts and $118,417 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 13 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Morrissey had $72,125 in receipts and $319,707 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger, former Del. Lashrecse Aird, had $363,369 in receipts and $418,117 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 16 (Leans Democratic but could be competitive): Democratic nominee, Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg, had $150,772 in receipts and $372,317 cash-on-hand; Republican incumbent Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant had $208,796 in receipts and $647,205 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 17 (Competitive/Purple): Democratic nominee, Del. Clint Jenkins, had $24,584 in receipts and $20,174 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate, Del. Emily Brewer, had $202,392 in receipts and $150,648 cash on hand; Republican candidate Hermie Sadler had $99,290 in receipts and $221,992 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 18 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. Louise Lucas had $652,473 in receipts and $569,506 cash-on-hand; Democratic incumbent Sen. Lionell Spruill had $127,930 in receipts and $659,915 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 19 (Solid Republican): Republican candidate Tim Anderson had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Jeff Bruzzesi had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Christie Craig had $32,900 in receipts and $32,540 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 21 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate, Norfolk City Councilwoman Andria McClellan, had $113,985 in receipts and $150,367 cash-on-hand. Democratic candidate, Del. Angelia Williams Graves, had $53,641 in receipts and $89,910 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 22 (Likely Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. Aaron Rouse had $17,371 in receipts, $58,179  cash-on-hand; Republican challenger Kevin Adams had $2,435 in receipts and $5,846 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 24 (Slightly Leans Democratic/Competitive): Democratic incumbent Sen. Monty Mason had $86,737 in receipts and $504,515 cash-on-hand; Republican challenger Danny Diggs had $187,628 in receipts, $344,716 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 27 (Leans Republican but could be competitive): Democratic candidate Joel Griffin had $239,061 in receipts and $205,638 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Ben Litchfield had $68,507 in receipts (including $52,234 “in kind”) and $16,968 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Tara Durant had $111,229 in receipts and $180,205 cash-on-hand; Republican candidate Matt Strickland had $34,288 in receipts and $19,972 cash-on-hand; Independent candidate Monica Gary had $59,225 in receipts and $14,010 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 29 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent, Sen. Jeremy McPike, had $213,617 in receipts and $570,504 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger, Del. Elizabeth Guzman, had $139,174 in receipts and $175,528 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 30 (Likely Democratic): Democratic nominee, Del. Danica Roem, had $74,910 in receipts and $144,041 cash-on-hand. Republican challenger Robert Ruffolo had $2,168 in receipts and $1,771 cash-on-hand; Republican challenger William Carroll Woolf III had $ in receipts and $ cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 31 (Highly competitive): Democratic candidate Zach Cummings had $34,223 in receipts and $16,403 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate Russet Perry had $151,320 in receipts and $170,249 cash-on-hand; Republican nominee Juan Pablo Segura had $534,132 in receipts and $331,593 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 32 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate, Del. Suhas Subramanyam, had $237,338 in receipts and $234,284 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate, former Del. Ibraheem Samirah, had $54,846 in receipts and $54,126 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 33 (Solid Democratic): Democratic candidate, former Del. Hala Ayala, had $114,671 in receipts and $256,288 cash-on-hand; Democratic candidate, former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, had $237,762 in receipts and $452,643 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 35 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. Dave Marsden had $48,265 in receipts and $280,829 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Heidi Drauschak had $229,743 in receipts and $140,595 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 36 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. George Barker had $64,370 in receipts and $372,249 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Stella Pekarsky had $219,469 in receipts and $184,517 cash-on-hand.
State Senate District 37 (Solid Democratic): Democratic incumbent Sen. Chap Petersen had $158,554 in receipts and $554,192 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Erika Yalowitz had $42,847 in receipts and $27,336 cash-on-hand; Democratic challenger Saddam Salim had $87,069 in receipts and $54,765 cash-on-hand.

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