Gammino & Graziano leading the money race
Candidates for Richmond Mayor and City Council were required to file campaign finance reports on Monday. Shown below are the account balances as of June 1. If politics were only about money we would have two clear cut winners. These numbers are gathered by The Virginia Public Access Project.
District 4 City Council
- Katherine Graziano* Cash on hand: $57,036
- Johnny Walker Cash on hand: $250
District 5 City Council
- David Gammino Cash on hand: $14,675
- E. Martin Jewell* Cash on hand: $7,889
- S. Lee Shewmake Cash on hand: $108
The race for Mayor and other City Council seats are below.
- L. Shirley Harvey Cash on hand: $0
- Dwight Jones* Cash on hand: $105,620
- Rick Tatnall Cash on hand: $0
District 1 City Council
- Jon Baliles#
- Bruce Tyler* Cash on hand: $42,513
District 2 City Council
- Charlie Diradour Cash on hand: $21,549
- Charles Samuels* Cash on hand: $22,062
District 3 City Council
- Erin Delp Cash on hand: $150
- Christopher Hilbert* Cash on hand: $30,809
District 6 City Council
- Ellen Robertson* Cash on hand: $8,644
District 7 City Council
- Cynthia Newbille* Cash on hand: $1,262
District 8 City Council
- Dawn Page Cash on hand: $6,802
- Reva Trammell* Cash on hand: $50,416
District 9 City Council
- Douglas Conner* Cash on hand: $14,294
- Michelle Mosby##
# First campaign finance report due in July
## Registrar reports no June 4 report received
June 12 is the deadline for candidates to quality for November 6 ballot.
Candidates will file their next reports by July 16.
I’ll be looking into getting the same information for our local School Board races.
Gammino leading the fund raising race
Contractor and developer David Gammino, who is challenging incumbent E. Martin Jewell for the 5th District seat, raised $16,510 between Jan. 1 and March 31, according to first-quarter campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project.
After spending $3,864 during that period, Gammino was left with a balance of $12,745. Jewell, who had $3,817 in his campaign account as of Jan. 1, reported no fundraising activity through March 31.
Woodland Heights civic leader S. Lee Shewmake, who is also running for the 5th District seat, has yet to file campaign finance paperwork, according to the Richmond Registrar’s Office.
The article also notes that Jewell has sent in the paper work to fix an error with his financial reporting from 2010 and that paperwork was under review.
5th District Council Seat officially a 3 way race
Hills and Heights confirmed a comment left on this thread
that Lee Shewmake, resident of Woodland Heights is tossing her hat into the ring. Some of Lee’s most current accomplishments include being the current president of the Woodland Heights Civic Association, active in establishing Patrick Henry School, and worked with the committee to have the Woodland Heights neighborhood declared historic
. Community activist seems to be the most fitting descriptor. As we announced on 1/31
Shewmake will be running against Jewell and Gammino. Lee ran an unsuccessful campaign against Jewell last election and filled out this questionnaire by RVANews
. I’ve included one of the questions and answers below.
What do you consider to be Richmond’s greatest asset? What do you consider to be its greatest liability?
Richmond’s greatest assets are history, architecture and neighborhoods. The three are so often interconnected and serve to define Richmond as unique in the tri cities area.
Richmond’s greatest liability is the infrastructure, which is very old and was severely neglected for so many decades. Improvements/replacements of these will be huge undertakings and the school structures are but one category.
Full coverage and a more in depth look at the three candidates will be coming out in the next few weeks.