Reports confirm political campaigns in Warren County

FRONT ROYAL – Candidates seeking local Warren County offices stepped up campaign activity since midsummer.

Campaign finance reports filed with the General Registrar or the Department of Elections showed activity from July 1 through Aug. 31. Candidates who did not receive an exemption from the filing requirements had to file by Tuesday.

Board of Supervisors

Ralph A. Rinaldi, Thomas H. Sayre and Dee A. Schools are vying for the Shenandoah District seat on the Board of Supervisors. Longtime Supervisor Richard Traczyk is not seeking another term. Sayre is a former Front Royal town councilman and is running as the Republican Party candidate. Rinaldi serves on the Planning Commission.

Rinaldi received $649, which included contributions from Front Royal area resident Joseph Biggs and John Marlow, owner of Marlow Motors. Rinaldi spent $716 and reported an unpaid loan of $2,850. His campaign had a balance of $778 at the end of the period.

Sayre received $623 and spent $644. Sayre reported an unpaid loan of $200 and a balance of $687.

Schools reported no activity during the reporting period with a balance of $100.

Circuit Court Clerk

Front Royal Councilman Daryl Funk and Rhonda North, town clerk of Middleburg, are vying for the seat held by longtime Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Sims, who is not seeking re-election.

Funk received $1,967, which included contributions from fellow Councilman John Connolly, the Friends of Mark Obenshain, Winchester attorney Gregory Bowman, Michael Webert for Delegate, technical recruiter for Hire Velocity Delores Oates and Joe Swiger. Funk reported an unpaid loan of $2,000 he made to his campaign in May. Funk spent $2,167 and reported a balance of $6,982.

North received $1,688, which included contributions from John Marlow, U.S. Postal Service mail carrier Steven North and Norma Jean Plaugher, owner of Jean’s Jewelers. North spent $3,005 and reported a balance of $1,039.

Board of Supervisors
North River District Supervisor Daniel J. Murray Jr. is seeking another term. Former Front Royal Town Councilman N. Shae Parker is vying for the seat.

Murray received $690, which included a contribution from Councilman John Connolly. Murray spent $1,348 leaving a balance of $147.

Parker received $229 in un-itemized cash and in-kind contributions. Parker spent $196 and reported a balance of $560.

South River District Supervisor Linda Poe Glavis is running unopposed for another term. Glavis received an exemption from the filing requirements meaning she will neither receive contributions nor spend more than $1,000 of her own money on the campaign.

School Board
Donna L. McEathron and Shawn R. McClosky are seeking election to the South River District seat on the School Board. McClosky received an exemption from the filing requirements.

McEathron received $1,500, which included contributions from Jack Evans, owner of Jack Evans Chevrolet; Adalbert Von Gontard III, owner of Oxbow Farms; and Larry Andrews. McEathron spent $713 and reported a balance of $856.

North River District member Arnold M. Williams Jr. and Shenandoah District member C. Douglas Rosen are running unopposed for election to their School Board seats.

Commissioner of the Revenue
Commissioner of the Revenue Sherry Sours is seeking re-election and her first full term. François Flippen is running for the position as the Republican Party candidate.

Flippen received $850, which included contributions from Greg Bodoh, owner of Sole Solution Inc., and Stephen Lee, a real estate agent based in Culpeper. Flippen spent $1,453 and reported a balance of $2,762.

Sours received $500 from county Treasurer Wanda Bryant and her husband Larry. Sours spent $653 and reported a balance of $1,824.

Sheriff Daniel McEathron is running unopposed for another term as the Republican Party candidate. McEathron received $1,500, which included contributions from Little Rugrats Daycare; Michelle Henry; Jennifer McDonald, the executive director of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority; and Gontard. McEathron spent $713 and reported a balance of $856.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Brian Madden and Bryant are running unopposed for re-election. Madden and Bryant received exemptions from the filing requirements.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com