Volpe, Delgaudio led supervisors’ fundraising in 2012
Loudoun County Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (R-Algonkian) built up a solid campaign war chest in 2012, especially compared to most of her colleagues on the county’s all-Republican governing body.
Volpe, who was elected to her first term in November 2011, raised more than $27,000 in 2012, almost double the cash of the next-highest-grossing supervisor, Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling), according to the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP).
The majority of Volpe’s cash came from donors based outside Loudoun County.
Out of 27 donations more than $100 given to Volpe in 2012, 16 came from outside the county she serves. Two groups based in Fairfax County, Citizens for Virginia’s Future and Lansdowne Development Group, pledged $10,000 to Volpe. While based outside the county, the groups may still have a footprint in Loudoun, as the Lansdowne group suggests.
Other four-figure donors to Volpe included Melvin D. Satterwhite Sr. of Sterling, Disruptor Inc. of Alexandria and Sonja J. Shockey of Aldie.
Delgaudio raised $13,275 in 2012, with Satterwhite Sr. topping his donor list by giving $1,500. The majority of Delgaudio’s fundraising came from individuals or groups in Loudoun County.
Of Loudoun’s supervisors, Delgaudio maintains the most cash on hand with more than $48,000. Volpe follows with more than $47,000. The remaining supervisors’ available campaign cash ranges from approximately $700 to nearly $13,000.
Supervisor Ken Reid (R-Leesburg) raised just more than $12,000 in 2012, with Citizens for Virginia’s Future giving $5,000. Other top donations to Reid included $1,500 from William H. Dean, $1,000 from Lansdowne Development Group and $1,000 from Sharon Virts Mozer. Eight of 12 donation given to Reid came from outside Loudoun.
Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) raised $1,200 in 2012, while Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) took in $1,000.
Four first-term supervisors – Matt Letourneau (R-Dulles), Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin), Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn) and Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) – didn’t raise any funds in their first year in office.
VPAP is a nonprofit group tracking money in Virginia politics. The organization has garnered awards from the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, L. Douglas Wilder School of Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Society of Professional Journalists.