Most candidates running for Warren County elected offices continue to raise and spend money on their campaigns, state reports show.

The Virginia Department of Elections requires that candidates report their campaign finance activity for various periods throughout a cycle. Candidates must file reports electronically with the department. The latest reporting period ended Aug. 31

Election Day is Nov. 2.

Virginia Wins gave $1,000 to Vicky L. Cook’s campaign for the Fork District seat on the Board of Supervisors. The Warren County Republican Committee nominated Cook as its candidate. Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin established Virginia Wins PAC Inc. in the spring to provide financial help to party hopefuls running in local and state elections.

Cook also has reported hundreds of dollars in direct contributions from her husband Cyril J. Cook, Broad Street Property, Florida retiree William Hammack and Virginia Beach attorney Chester Smith. Cook’s campaign has reported receiving a total of $3,823 this election cycle as of Aug. 31. Cook has spent $3,606 so far, leaving her campaign with $217 as of Aug. 31.

Cook is the only candidate to appear on the ballot for the seat. However, she faces two challengers running as write-in candidates. Steve Foreman and Dale Moxley notified the Northern Virginia Daily that they are running write-in campaigns. Foreman and Moxley also have reported campaign finance activity.

Foreman reported $2,800 in direct contributions this election cycle. Contributions came from Linda J. Allen, of Florida, and Front Royal residents Jeanne Trabulsi and Fern E. Vazquez, all retired. Foreman also gave money to his campaign.

Moxley reported $1,750 in total direct and un-itemized contributions as of Aug. 31. Direct contributions came from J.R. Coffee, operator of Coffee Construction company in Front Royal, retired farmer W. Edward Williams and fellow Warren County employee Charles Harper. Moxley, a Warren County employee, also contributed to his campaign. Moxley has spent $1,609 so far and he reports $141 remaining in his campaign as of Aug. 31.

Jerome K. “Jay” Butler appears on the ballot as the only candidate running for the Happy Creek District seat on the Board of Supervisors. Butler, also nominated by the Republican committee, reported a total of $1,170 in contributions. Butler has spent $745 and reported $425 remaining in his campaign as of Aug. 31.

Andrea M. Lo is running for the School Board seat representing the Fork Magisterial District. Lo reported that as of Aug. 31, her campaign had received direct contributions totaling almost $929. She received $515 from retired Charlottesville resident Patricia Brady and $309 from Winchester doctor James Freilich, who works for Front Royal Emergency Physicians. Lo also gave a total of $154 to her campaign. Lo reported an additional $350 in unitemized cash donations, bringing her total contributions to $1,329. She has spent $289, leaving her campaign with approximately $1,040. Lo works as the director of student services for Lord Fairfax Community College.

Melanie C. Salins and Angela Clark Robinson are running in a special election for the North River District seat on the School Board.

Salins reported $100 in unitemized cash contributions as of Aug. 31. She has spent approximately $77 leaving her campaign with almost $23.

Robinson reported $2,400 in direct and unitemized cash contributions so far. Contributions came from her husband and federal employee Marcus Robinson III, retired Bentonville resident Brenda Lockhart, Warren County resident stay-at-home mom Kristina Nelson and the Front Royal firm Vaught Real Estate. Robinson’s campaign has spent $1,779, leaving her campaign with $621. Robinson’s husband also has loaned money to the campaign.

Antoinette D. Funk and Stephanie J. Short are running for the School Board seat to represent the Happy Creek Magisterial District. Funk and Short filed for exemptions from reporting requirements by which they agree to neither accept contributions nor spend more than $1,000 on their campaigns.

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