Candidates fill and empty campaign coffers

FRONT ROYAL – Money keeps flowing in and out of campaigns for local races in Warren County.

Candidates filed campaign finance reports with the county voter registrar’s office or the state Department of Elections by Oct. 15 for the period ending Sept. 30.

Clerk of the Circuit Court

Daryl Funk is running as the Republican candidate. Rhonda North is running as an independent. Funk is a Front Royal Town Council member. North serves as town clerk for Middleburg.

Funk reported contributions of $6,676. Donations of $100 each totaling $4,192 came from attorney John G. Cadden; Mary Kay Clark, director of the Seton Home Study School; Councilman John P. Connolly, librarian with the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg; the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer, Thomas; Warren County Supervisor Archie Fox, owner of Fox Mechanical Co. Inc.; the Friends of Ross Spicer, candidate for Frederick County Commonwealth’s Attorney; Virginia Del. C. Todd Gilbert’s candidate committee; Joseph Richard Hall, owner of Hall Mechanical Inc.; Stephen Kurtz, self-employed in the construction industry; the law firm of Bridget, Grady Madden; Jennifer R. McDonald, executive director of the Front Royal-Warren County Economic Development Authority; Woodstock attorney Bradley G. Pollack; Carla Repici, office manager for John Francis Company Inc.; attorney Joseph F. Silek Jr.; current Circuit Court Clerk Jennifer Sims; Richard G. Vergot, regional sales manager for Capital Building Supply Inc. in Vienna; and the Warren County Teen Republican Committee.

Funk reported an outstanding loan of $2,000. Funk spent $2,127 and reported a balance of $11,539.

North reported $1,160 in campaign contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from Steven North, a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and Robert E. Rutherford, a Realtor with ERA Brown and Rutherford Realty. North reported an outstanding loan of $6,000. North spent $4,461 and reported a balance of $3,739.

Board of Supervisors

North River District Supervisor Daniel J. Murray Jr. is running for a second term as a Republican. N. Shae Parker, a former Front Royal Town Council member, is running for the Democratic Party.

Murray reported $2,570 in contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from the North Warren Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company; Mary Kay Clark, director of the Seton Hall School; and Dominic Repici, a consultant with John Francis Co. Murray spent $1,853 and reported a balance of $864.

Parker reported receiving $1,482 in contributions. Cash donations of more than $100 each came from C. John Costello, owner of a fire-restoration services business; Real estate firm Rinoh Enterprises LLC; and the Warren County Democratic Committee. Parker spent $1,128 and reported a balance of $914.

Ralph Rinaldi, Thomas Sayre and Dee Schools are running for the Shenandoah District seat. Sayre is a former town councilman. Rinaldi serves on the county Planning Commission.

Rinaldi reported $3,625 in contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from Liberty Tax owner Bryan Williams; Jeffrey Lehew, owner of Via Satellite; John Marlow, owner of Marlow Motors; George McIntyre, owner of Apple House; Morgan Ford Farm; attorney Joseph Silek Jr.; and Adalbert Von Gontard III, owner of Oxbow Farm. Rinaldi reported an unpaid loan of $2,850. Rinaldi spent $4,080 and reported a balance of $573.

Sayre received $300 in contributions including a $200 donation from the Sixth Congressional District Republican Committee in Lexington. Sayre spent $885 and reported a balance of $102.

Schools reported $336 in contributions. Schools spent $39 and reported a balance of $397.

Commissioner of the Revenue

Commissioner of the Revenue Sherry Sours is seeking re-election as an independent candidate. François Flippen is running as a Republican.

Flippen reported $445 in contributions. Flippen spent $1,449 and reported a balance of $1,758.

Sours reported contributions totaling $1,595. Donations of more than $100 each came from Larry Lehew, with Lehew Well Drilling, and Jeffery L. Lehew, owner of Via Satellite. Sours spent $1,232 and reported a balance of $2,187.

School Board

Shawn R. McClosky and Donna L. McEathron are running for the South River District seat on the School Board. McClosky received an exemption from the filing requirements, agreeing to accept no contributions nor spend more than $1,000 on his campaign.

McEathron reported $1,100 in contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from Joanne Cherefko, South River District School Board member; Jeffrey Lehew; and Rebekah Mogalis, retired banker. McEathron reported a $75 refund from the Rotary Club of Warren County and no expenditures, with a balance of $2,031.

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron is running unopposed for re-election. He reported no campaign finance activity this period except a $75 refund from the Rotary Club of Warren County. McEathron reported a balance of $1,478.

The following candidates also filed for exemptions from the reporting requirements:
Linda P. Glavis, running unopposed for the South River District seat on the Board of Supervisors
Arnold M. Williams Jr., running unopposed for election to the North River District seat on the School Board
C. Douglas Rosen, running unopposed for election to the Shenandoah District seat on the School Board
Brian M. Madden, running unopposed for re-election for Commonwealth’s Attorney
Wanda F. Bryant, running unopposed for re-election for Treasurer

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