The 37th District encompasses the City of Fairfax and parts of Burke. A four-way race has evolved to fill the seat left open by Del. Chap Petersen (D-37) who left it in an unsuccessful bid for lieutenant governor. The district has 36,887 voting-age residents in Fairfax County (68 percent) and 17,082 in the City of Fairfax (32 percent). Elections tend to be close, but recently, the district has been leaning slightly Democratic.
During the 2004 presidential election, the district went for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) by a 51-48 margin. In 2001, it supported Gov. Mark Warner (D) by 53-46, Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine (D) 51-48 and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore (R) 55-45.
In 2003, the election went to Petersen over former Del. Jack Rust (R) by a 59-40 margin.
As of Aug. 31, David Bulova (D) has raised $204,146. He has $44,647 remaining on hand.
One Virginia PAC (Gov. Warner) $20,000
Eileen Manning (in-kind) $15,000
Loren Hershey (Oakton) $12,332
Firefighters - Local 2068 $7,200
Janet Reimer (Fairfax) $5,475
Susan Matthews (McLean) $5,000
David Miller (Fairfax) $5,000
West Group (developers) $5,000
Theodora Goodson (Fairfax) $5,000
Va. House Democratic Caucus $4,000
As of Aug. 31, John Mason (R) has raised $215,944. He has $84,322 remaining on hand.
Va. House Republican Campaign Committee $10,250
Leadership for Virginia (PAC) $10,000
JJA Consultants $7,000
Dominion Leadership Trust (Speaker Howell) $6,000
Jaguar Development $6,000
NoVa Building Industry Association $5,500
Federal Victory Fund (U.S. Rep. Tom Davis) $5,000
James Hazel (Oakton developer) $5,000
Van Metre Financial Management LLC $5,000
Gordon Smith (Potomac, Md.) $4,500
As of Aug. 31, Scott McPherson (L) has raised $2,800. He has $2,423 remaining on hand.
Fred Childress (Falls Church) $275
Jacob Hornberger (Ashburn) $250
William Redpath (Leesburg) $250
Libertarian Party of Virginia $200
Robert McBride (Woodbridge) $200
James Turbett (Alexandria) $200
Fred McCoy (Alexandria) $100
Daniel Haugh (I) has not raised any money.
Source: Virginia Public Access Project