Candidates fill, empty campaign coffers

FRONT ROYAL – The head of a Catholic education organization continues to help Thomas Sayre’s election campaign for Warren County Board of Supervisors seat.

Candidates running for offices in the Nov. 3 election filed their campaign finance reports with the Warren County Voter Registration office for the latest period ending in May. Those candidates who declared they would neither accept campaign contributions nor spend more than $1,000 of their own money do not have to file reports.

Sayre, an attorney and a former member of the Front Royal Town Council, is running as the Republican Party candidate for the Shenandoah District seat on the Board of Supervisors. Richard Traczyk does not plan to run for another term. Ralph Rinaldi, a member of the county Planning Commission, is running as an independent candidate for the seat.

Friends of Tom Sayre reported that Mary Kay Clark made a $1,000 contribution on April 13. Clark serves as president and director of the Seton Home Study School, a nonprofit, Catholic-based organization on Progress Drive. Clark also serves as chairwoman of Shenandoah Magisterial District for the Warren County Republican Committee. Clark has given $1,580 in cash to Sayre’s campaign so far. Sayre reported $275 in cash donations of $100 or less.

Sayre also reported receiving $308 worth of in-kind contributions. Sayre reported assistance with a speech, valued at $200, from John F. Clark, a self-employed writer who lives on Morgan Ford Road. Mary Clark also provided homemade signs for the campaign valued at $8 and help from William F. Turner, who “drove his truck going door to door,” a service Sayre assessed at $100.

Sayre also spent $1,098 in April on advertising, yard signs and flyers. Sayre reported an outstanding debt of $200 incurred in January.

Sayre has spent a total of $4,592 so far this election cycle and had $689 left at the end of the reporting period.

Rinaldi reported that he received a $200 cash contribution from George McIntyre, owner of the Apple House Deli in Linden. Rinaldi also received $130 in cash contributions valued at $100 or less.

Rinaldi spent $3,232 during the period, according to the report. He’s spent a total of $3,720 this election cycle and had $746 left at the end of the reporting period.

The following candidates also filed their campaign finance reports:
Commissioner of the Revenue Sherry Sours is running for re-election as an independent candidate. François Flippen is seeking the constitutional office as a Republican Party candidate.

Flippen reported that he received $7,067 in contributions for the period. Flippen spent $3,850, leaving his campaign with $3,344 in the bank.

Flippen received $1,475 in cash contributions of more than $100. Contributions came from Rose Asper, owner of Royal Horseshoe Farm on Morgan Ford Road; Greg Bodoh, owner of Sole Solution Inc.; Nicholas Bukowski, regional sales manager for PROCAS LLC; Kathleen Flippen, unemployed; Maureen Flippen, a teacher at Seton Home Study School; Trevor Foltz, a mechanic at Ourisman Fairfax Toyota; Eric Pilegaard, a security guard for Inter-Con Security Systems Inc.

Flippen reported $1,150 worth of in-kind contributions valued at more than $100 for advertising and fundraising supplies.

Sours reported loaning $1,000 to her campaign. She received $100 in un-itemized contributions of $100 or less. Sours also paid a late fee of $100 to the Warren County Treasurer for failing to file on time with the registrar’s office.

Daryl Funk and Rhonda North are running for the Warren County Circuit Court Clerk’s office.

Funk reported that he received contributions of $1,635 and spent $1,813, leaving his campaign with $4,806 at the end of the period. Funk reported $1,300 in direct contributions of more than $100 from developer Larry Andrews; Tamela Brzezinski, a bookkeeper at Funk’s employer, Pond, Pond & Williams; attorney David Downes; Ellen Malone, a legal assistant at Pond, Pond & Williams; Nicholas Manthos, an assistant prosecutor for the Frederick County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office; Woodstock attorney Charles Ramsey; Dominic Repici, president of John Francis Company Inc. and former chairman of the Warren County Republican Committee.; Joe Swiger and Phyllis Williams, both retired.

Funk reported that he spent $1,713 on campaign supplies and tickets to events. Funk also loaned $2,000 to his campaign.

North reported that she received a total of $752 in contributions and spent $883, leaving her campaign with $1,534. North received a $200 donation from Patricia Wines, owner of Wines Bookkeeping and chairwoman of the Warren County-Front Royal Economic Development Authority. North received $425 in unitemized cash contributions of $100 or less. North spent $756 on various campaign supplies and other items.

North River Supervisor Daniel Murray Jr. is running for re-election as the Republican Party candidate. Former Front Royal Town Councilman N. Shae Parker is running as a Democrat.

Parker reported $228 in contributions, including $200 in un-itemized contributions of $100 or less. Parker reported spending $42 on a sign made by his company, Shae Signs. His campaign had $158 left at the end of the period.

Murray reported no activity during the period. He had a balance of $805 at the end of the previous reporting period.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or

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