Warren County candidates get help from fellow Republicans

FRONT ROYAL – Politicians in higher offices are helping candidates running in local races as election season winds down.

Candidates seeking offices in Warren County filed their latest campaign finance reports Monday with the Voter Registrar or the Department of Elections.

North River Supervisor Daniel J. Murray Jr. is running for a second term as the Republican candidate. Former Front Royal Town Councilman N. Shae Parker is vying for the seat as the Democratic candidate.

Murray received some financial help from two Republican state legislators running for re-election. Dels. C. Todd Gilbert and Michael Webert, both of whom represent parts of Front Royal and Warren County, donated $500 each to the campaign. Murray received a total of $2,620 in contributions that also included donations from the Warren County Republican Committee and the Virginia Sixth District Republican Committee. Murray spent $1,247 and reported a balance of $2,237.

Parker received $1,574. Contributions of more than $100 each came from retiree Linda J. Allen, the Warren County Democratic Committee and Molly F. Snyder, a telecommunications project manager with the Ericcson Group. Parker spent $591 and reported a balance of $1,896.

County Planning Commissioner Ralph Rinaldi, former Front Royal Town Councilman Thomas H. Sayre and Dee Schools are vying for the Shenandoah District seat on the Board of Supervisors. Rinaldi reported no activity during the period and a balance of $573.

Sayre reported $4,002 in contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from Charles Asper, software engineer with BAE Systems Inc.; Front Royal attorney John Cadden; homemaker Mary Edwards; Dominic Repici, a physicist with The John Francis Company Inc.; retiree William F. Turner and the Warren County Republican Committee. Sayre spent $457 and reported an unpaid debt of $200.

Schools reported $401 in contributions. Schools spent $706 and reported a balance of $92.

Front Royal Town Councilman Daryl N. Funk is running for the clerk of the circuit court as a Republican. Rhonda North, town clerk of Middleburg, is vying for the seat as an independent.

Funk received $3,906 in contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from retiree Roy Boyles; Stephen Kurtz, self-employed in the construction industry; Front Royal attorney John F. O’Neill; the Warren County Republican Committee and the Virginia Mainstream Project, a political action committee in Richmond. Funk spent $5,520 and reported a balance of $9,925. He reported unpaid debts totaling $2,000.

North reported contributions totaling $725 that included a donation from Kelley Miller, vice president of New Look Kitchen-Bath in Front Royal. North reported an unpaid loan of $6,000 from Steven A. North. She spent $1,576 and reported a balance of $2,889.

Commissioner of Revenue Sherry Sours is seeking re-election as an independent candidate. François Flippen is vying for the position as the Republican candidate.

Flippen reported $1,930 in contributions. Donations of more than $100 each came from Charlene Foltz, owner of Total Lift Care LLC, and from the Warren County Republican Committee. Flippen spent $2,131 and reported a balance of $1,557.

Sours reported no contributions during the period. Sours spent $220 and reported a balance of $1,967 as well as an unpaid debt of $1,000. Sours could face a penalty for filing the report two days after the Monday deadline.

Shawn McClosky and Donna McEathron are running for the South River District seat on the School Board. McClosky received an exemption from reporting requirements by agreeing to not accept contributions nor spend more than $1,000 of his own money.

McEathron reported no contributions. McEathron spent $1,190 and reported a balance of $841.

Sheriff Daniel T. McEathron is running unopposed for re-election as a Republican. McEathron reported a $100 contribution from certified public accountant William Peterson. McEathron spent $150 and reported a balance of $1,427.

Treasurer Wanda F. Bryant is running unopposed as a Democrat. Bryant received the reporting exemption.

South River District Supervisor Linda P. Glavis is running unopposed for re-election as an independent. Glavis received the reporting exemption.

School Board members Arnold M. Williams Jr. and C. Douglas Rosen are running unopposed for election to seats representing the North River and Shenandoah districts, respectively. Rosen and Williams received the exemptions.

Election Day is Tuesday.

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

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