Corey A. Stewart

Corey Stewart (R-At Large) said executives wrote checks totalling $234,000 at a fundraiser hosted at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Prince William. The Virginia Republican has often been mentioned for a future statewide campaign, particularly as lieutenant governor.

Meanwhile, his Democratic opponent, Babur Lateef, criticized Stewart for taking money from developers who seek county approvals for projects. Stewart also faces accountant John S. Gray, an independent, in the Nov. 8 election.

“If you do take money from someone, you ought to recuse yourself from voting on their projects,” Lateef said. Stewart said that business leaders are happy with the county’s encouragement of high-end retail and office complexes.

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