With about a week left before voters in Fairfax County’s Sully District pick a Republican nominee for supervisor, former electoral board secretary Brian Schoeneman is leading in fundraising, campaign finance reports released Thursday show.
Schoeneman led his two competitors in the April 25 firehouse canvass with about $21,700 raised in direct contributions between January and April, the reports show.
John Guevara, a former homeowners association president, was second with $14,300 in direct contributions during that period. Sully District planning commissioner John Litzenberger raised nearly $8,800, the reports show.
“I’m pleased with the level of support we’ve gotten,” said Schoeneman, calling the fact that he has 180 donors proof of widespread support for his bid to compete in November for the seat being vacated by long-time Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully.) “But we’re not going to let the money race cloud our judgement.”
Sully District school board member Kathy Smith, the Democrat nominee in the November election, raised nearly $17,800 in direct contributions during the year’s first quarter, her campaign report shows.
In the county’s other race for an open supervisor’s seat, Mount Vernon district planning commissioner Timothy J. Sargant led his three opponents with $14,300 raised so far in a June 9 Democratic primary election to replace retiring supervisor Gerald W. Hyland (D-Mount Vernon.)
John R. “Jack” Dobbyn Jr., who serves on the county’s Human Services Council, was second with nearly $12,400 raised. Mount Vernon district school board member Daniel G. “Dan” Storck raised $3,800 during the first period. Candace L. Bennette, former president of the Junior League of Northern Virginia, raised nearly $500.
In the Mason District, Supervisor Penelope Gross (D-Mason) has raised $32,400 so far in her June primary election contest against community activist Jessica Swanson, who raised nearly $13,000 in the first quarter.
Mollie Loeffler, an Independent who announced her November bid for Gross’s seat earlier this month, has $750 in her campaign fund so far.