FRONT ROYAL – The four candidates vying to become Warren County’s next sheriff raised and spent the most money in the contested local elections, according to filings with the Virginia Department of Elections and the Warren County Registrar’s Office.
Jason Poe topped all candidates, with $78,584 in contributions of which $72,223 was spent as of Oct. 24. Mark Butler’s campaign had $41,144 in contributions, of which $39,279 was spent as of Oct. 24. Jorge Amselle raised $12,723 and spent $11,210. Michael “Mickey” Licklider raised $7,317 and spent $4,097.
In the race for the North River district’s supervisor, Delores Oates raised $4,473 and spent $2,970 while her opponent Shae Parker raised $2,807 and spent $2,456.
In the race for the Shenandoah district’s supervisor, Walter Mabe raised $3,603 and spent $3,1211 while his opponent Tom Sayre raised $1,721 and spent $1,350.
In the bid for the South River district supervisor: Robert Hupman raised $7,395 and spent $6,189; Cheryl Cullers raised $7,000 and spent $6,548; and Leslie Mathews raised $5,539 and spent $4,405.
In the race for Warren County Circuit Court’s clerk: Angie Moore raised $16,960 and spent $11,425; Stephen Jerome raised $7,137 and spent $4,447; and Janice Shanks raised $6,058 and spent $5,483.
The candidates for mayor, Hollis Tharpe and Eugene Tewalt, were not required to file campaign finance reports.