Campaign finance reports for Supervisor races in Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson 

Early voting is now underway across Virginia and there are still a lot of stories to tell about who’s running where and how much their campaigns have raised so far.  Thanks to the Virginia Public Access Project, it is much easier possible to look this information up rather than comb through the Department of Elections’ database.

Fluvanna County 

In Fluvanna, there are two seats up for election on the Board of Supervisors. Neither incumbent opted to run for reelection to another term.

In the Fork Union District, Independent David Michael Goad faces fellow independent Horace Jefferson Scruggs III to replace outgoing Supervisor Mozell Booker. 

In the latest campaign finance report, Goad raised $7,164 and spent $5,488 to have an ending balance of $5,488. Scruggs had $3,740 in the bank on July 1, raised $1,006, spent $1,846, and had $2,900 as of August 31. 

Patricia Eager is not running for another term in the Palmyra District. On the ballot are independents James Schoenster and Timothy Michael Hodges. 

Schoenster began the period with $2,539, raised $1,506, and spent $1,771 to have a balance of $2,274 going into September. Hodges began the period with $1,409, raised $1,800, and spent $1,573. That leaves a balance of $1,635. 

Greene County 

One out of two Supervisor races is on the ballot in Greene County. Independent Davis Lamb is unopposed in his reelection for another term representing the Ruckersville District. 

Independents Todd Michael Sansom and Frances Xavier McGuigan are on the ballot. Sansom had $500 in his campaign account on July 1, raised $2,000, and spent $1,307. That leaves $1,192 as of August 31. McGuigan began with no funds, raised $1,697, and spent $1,175. 

Louisa County

Three out of the seven Supervisor seats are on the ballot in Louisa County. 

Three candidates are seeking to replace the retiring Eric F. Purcell in the Louisa District. They are independents Greg D. Jones, Sr. and H. Manning Woodward, III as well as Republican Christopher J. “Chris” Colsey.

Jones is a former member of the Planning Commission and is the former president of the Louisa NAACP. His campaign began the period with $750 and raised $5,285 through August 31. The campaign spent $2,063 to have an ending balance of $3,971. 

Woodward had $4,767 on hand on July 1 and did not raise any money during the period. The campaign spent $1,850 in the two months to have $2,916 as of August 31. Woodward is a member of the Planning Commission. 

Colsey began the period with $547 in the bank and raised $2,210 in July and August. The campaign spent $1,597 and had an ending balance of $1,160. 

Republican Chris McCotter is the sole candidate in the Cuckoo District. His campaign had $1,813 on July 1, raised $1,300, and spent $1,701. That leaves a balance of $1,411. 

Republican Toni Williams is the only candidate listed in the Jackson District. He did not turn in a report which likely means there was no campaign finance activity. You only have to file if there’s something to report. 

Nelson County 

There are two Supervisor seats on the ballot. 

There are two newcomers seeking the South District position that will be vacated by Robert Barton. Independent Mary Kathryn Allen faces Republican Jessica Ligon.

Ligon began July 1 with $557 in the campaign account and raised $1,000 from the Nelson County Republican Committee. There were no expenditures.   

Allen had $60 in the bank to start the period, raised no money, and spent no money. 

In the West District, Republican incumbent J. David Parr is seeking another term and has a challenger in Independent Mark Franklin. 

Parr began the campaign finance period with $50, received $1,000 from the Nelson County Republican Committee and spent $2 at Atlantic Union Bank. That’s a balance of $1,048 at the end of August. 

Franklin had $25 to begin the period, raised no money, spent $4, and had $21 at the end of the period. 

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