West Virginia isn't the only place that Greenvest Inc. has supported a candidate in a local election.
All members of the Republican majority on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors received campaign donations in excess of $2,000 from Greenvest prior to their 2003 elections, according to the Virginia Public Access Project and the Loudoun County Electoral Board.
The six Republican supervisors received donations from Greenvest via small limited liability corporations; the Greenvest name does not appear on donor lists. Chief executive Jim Duszynski shows up once, with a $200 donation to Supervisor Stephen Snow (Dulles).
Majority leader Vice Chairman Bruce Tulloch (Potomac) defended his acceptance of contributions from Greenvest, noting that he lost his first bid for election in 1999 after refusing to take contributions from businesses.
"Running for office is an expensive proposition and they have to raise money," Tulloch said. "When Greenvest came to my campaign, they never asked me for votes. They never asked me for a golden handshake."
Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (Sterling) echoed Tulloch's sentiment, and added that he would take money from anyone willing to aid his re-election.
"You cannot turn down any money," he said. "I have a thousand donors that got what they paid for — my re-election."
Greenvest supported the current majority on the Board of Supervisors with campaign contributions before their 2003 elections.
Jim Clem (Leesburg) $3,497
Lori Waters (Broad Run) $3,000
Eugene Delgaudio (Sterling) $2,900
Stephen Snow (Dulles) $2,200
Bruce Tulloch (Potomac) $2,200
Mick Staton (Sugarland Run) $2,100
Bowman Consulting Group, an engineering firm partnered with Greenvest in its Loudoun development proposal, also contributed to four supervisor campaigns.