Money Matters

Money Matters

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.

Bulova’s Money

As of Aug. 31, David Bulova (D) has raised $204,146. He has $44,647 remaining on hand.

Top 10

Contributor Amount

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

Mason’s Money

As of Aug. 31, John Mason (R) has raised $215,944. He has $84,322 remaining on hand.

Top 10

Contributor Amount

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

McPherson’s Money

As of Aug. 31, Scott McPherson (L) has raised $2,800. He has $2,423 remaining on hand.

Top 7

Contributor Amount

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

Haugh’s Money

Daniel Haugh (I) has not raised any money.

Source: Virginia Public Access Project