Snook leads Council campaign finance race
Attorney Lloyd Snook is well in front in the campaign finance race for Charlottesville City Council.
Snook reported $28,433 in contributions in the first quarter of 2019, according to campaign finance data published by the Virginia Public Access Project.
Snook received 53 cash contributions with amounts more than $100, including four $1,000 receipts. Former City Councilor Julian Taliaferro is among the donors in that category.
So far, Snook’s campaign has spent the money on campaign promotion materials through a company called The Blue Deal, as well as $1,000 to rent Bashir’s on the Downtown Mall.
Magill started the year with a balance of $11,723, including a $10,000 gift from Sonjia Smith. Her $4,625 in itemized expenditures include a $1,663 payment to herself as a vendor.
Brian Pinkston raised $10,182 in the period, including 25 donations of more than $100, totalling $6,785. Former City Councilors Meredith Richards, Elizabeth “Bitsy” Waters, Tom Vandever, and George Gilliam donated to the Pinkston campaign.
So far, Pinkston has spent $2,211 on the campaign, including $999 to himself as a vendor.
Michael Payne raised $9,281 in the period including 19 donations over $100.
Bellamy Brown, an independent candidate who joined the race in late March, reported $50 in the period.
VPAP did not list any data for former Councilor Bob Fenwick, who is also in the race for three Democratic nominations.
Albemarle County Supervisor Races
Jerrod Smith raised $4,906 in the first quarter.
Incumbent Ann Mallek raised no money in the first quarter, but reported a campaign finance account balance of $2,658. She currently faces no challengers.