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Local Candidates' Mid-Year Disclosures

VPAP has posted mid-year campaign finance reports for candidates running for City Council and Board of Supervisors in 34 localities. 


ArlingtonSuffolkVirginia BeachLater this week, VPAP will post reports for the City of Portsmouth.


TOP FUNDRAISERSOff-year fundraising totals for first six month of 2014:
  • Corey Stewart for Prince William County Board Chair - $70,051
  • Pat Herrity for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - $60,596
  • Suzanne Volpe for Loudoun County Board of Supervisors - $37,552
  • Paul Milde For Stafford County Board of Supervisors - $30,426
  • Penny Gross for Fairfax County Board of Supervisors - $30,155
  • John Cook for Fairfax County Supervisor - $29,094
  • Scott Jacobs for Prince William Supervisor - $26,319
  • Donald Shaw for Prince William Supervisor - $26,066
  • Pete Candland for Prince William County Board of Supervisors - $21,264
  • Jeanine Lawson for Prince William County Board of Supervisors - $14,257
VPAP has posted reports from the following localities that do not have elections this November:


Visualization: Off-Year Spending

According to mid-year campaign finance reports filed last week, General Assembly incumbents are spending more in non-election years than in the past.

VPAP's latest visualization examines spending reported during the first six months of 2014 and 2004 -- and looks at where the money is going.


Off-Year Spending



Ethics Bill Impact - VPAP Seminar

What does Virginia's new ethics law mean for you?

If you're not sure, join the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project for a half-day seminar designed to help government affairs professionals understand the impact of House Bill 1211, which took effect July 1.

The course is focused on the practical impact of the law -- the new definition of "gift," more frequent registrations and disclosures, and the practical issues involved with oversight from two different agencies. There will also be a discussion of the uncertainty surrounding the law -- and the potential for additional changes over the course of the next 24 months.

The seminar will be led by VPAP Executive Director David Poole, who has nearly two decades of experience studying Virginia's disclosure laws.

Date:          August 6, 2014

Time:          9:30-11:30 a.m.

Location:   Electric Cooperatives Building -- 4201 Dominion Blvd., Glen Allen, VA  23060

Cost:           $150 per person (All proceeds support the nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project)

Seating is limited. Reserve your spot today.


Payments can be made online (select "VPAP General Fund" and "Make a one-time donation") or by mailing a check made out to "Virginia Public Access Project" to PO Box 1472, Richmond, VA 23218.

Questions? Contact Katy Johnstone Hurtz at 804-353-4300 or


Mid-Year Reports - LIVE

The nonpartisan Virginia Public Access Project has posted mid-year campaign finance reports filed by major party, leadership, and state committees.

This integrated data allows a number of sorts, including:

  • Sorting a committee's donors by occupation
  • Viewing a committee's donors by locality and ZIP code
  • Seeing each contributor's complete donor history back to 1997

Check back Monday for campaign finance listings for candidates for local office in 36 counties and cities.



Top Donors

Most Money Raised

Cash on Hand


Top Donors

Most Money Raised

Cash on Hand


Top Donors

Most Money Raised

Cash on Hand

Common Good Virginia (Gov. Terry McAuliffe)

Dominion Leadership Trust (Del. Bill Howell)

Majority Leader PAC (Del. Kirk Cox)

Stronger Together (Lt. Governor Ralph Northam)

Mark Herring for Attorney General


Top Donors

Most Money Raised

Cash on Hand


Commonwealth Victory Fund

Democratic Party of Virginia

House Democratic Caucus

Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus


Republican Party of Virginia

House Republican Campaign Committee

Virginia Senate Republican Caucus


On Monday, July 21, VPAP will post campaign finance data for the following localities:
  • Accomack County 
  • Albemarle County 
  • Alexandria City
  • Arlington County
  • Charlottesville City
  • Chesapeake City
  • Chesterfield County
  • Clarke County
  • Culpeper County
  • Fairfax City 
  • Fairfax County
  • Fauquier County
  • Frederick County
  • Gloucester County
  • Goochland County
  • Hampton City
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • James City County
  • Loudoun County
  • Lynchburg City
  • Newport News City
  • Norfolk City
  • Northampton County
  • Orange County
  • Portsmouth City
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince William County
  • Richmond City
  • Roanoke City
  • Shenandoah County
  • Spotsylvania County
  • Stafford County
  • Suffolk City
  • Virginia Beach City
  • York County


$10K+ Donations to PACs

Here are large donations that PACs recently reported to the State Board of Elections:

Associated Builders and Contractors PAC

  • $12,199 from Associated Builders and Contractors

Dominion Leadership Trust

  • $14,000 from Kathy Byron for Delegate
  • $10,000 from Roxann Robinson for Delegate

McAuliffe Inaugural Committee

  • $84,375 from Financial Innovations (in-kind: campaign materials)

Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus

  • $70,000 from Commonwealth Victory Fund
  • $10,000 from Creigh Deeds for Senate
  • $10,000 from John Edwards for Senate

Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

  • $10,000 from Emmett Hanger for Senate
  • $10,000 from Ralph Smith


State law requires non-candidate political committees to report any single donation of $10,000 or more within three business days.


McAuliffe. v. McDonnell - 1st six months

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's leadership committee reported raising $767,379 during his first six months in office with June 30 cash balance of $16,012, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.

In the first six months in office, Common Good Virginia reported more donors (1,448) than did the leadership PAC headed by Republican predecessor, Bob McDonnell (885).

However, McDonnell out-raised McAuliffe -- $950,405 to $767,376 -- during the first six months largely because McDonnell had more donors who gave $10,000 or more. Details Here.

Note: The totals above include only new donations. The totals specifically exclude any transfers from either Governor's gubernatorial campaign or refunded expenditures. The $767,376 figure for McAuliffe does not include a mailing list that the McAuliffe for Governor campaign donated to Common Good Virginia and that the PAC listed as an in-kind donation valued at $207,000.


New Campaign Finance Reports

Today is the mid-year filing deadline for federal, state, and local candidates in Virginia. The deadline to file is 11:59 p.m. tonight, and VPAP will have information posted by 5 p.m. tomorrow.

The raw data that we have received so far can be found below.


Virginia House of Delegates - Cash on Hand

Virginia Senate - Cash on Hand