Today the


Virginia Public Access Project

(VPAP)

is publishing its first campaign finance data for the 2007 local elections in

Charlottesville

and

Albemarle.

This is the first time donations to our local candidates have ever been available online.  The public can view contributors by name, occupation, and industry.


Charlottesville Tomorrow

is proud to provide financial support to

VPAP’s local elections initiative

.

View campaign contributions for:

The data in the VPAP database will be updated throughout 2007.  Data is currently available for all candidates who filed campaign finance reports on April 16, 2007.  Candidates will submit their next reports on June 4, 2007.

“People have come to expect information to be available on-line, but unfortunately that has not been the case when it comes to finding out who is funding races for boards of supervisors and city council,” said David Poole, VPAP’s Executive Director. “We hope this project ushers in a new era of transparency across the length of the Commonwealth.”

“While the amount of money in our local campaigns is not immense, Charlottesville Tomorrow is contributing to this project to ensure even more information about our candidates is available to the public,” said Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Executive Director.  “Before VPAP’s local elections initiative, the only way to get this information was by visiting the local registrar’s office to see the paper filings.  At the state level, however, campaign finance information is submitted electronically.  Until that happens for local campaigns,  Charlottesville Tomorrow will support VPAP’s work to make this information available to the community.”

Charlottesville Tomorrow is a non-partisan organization that provides information on all candidates for the County Board of Supervisors and City Council.

Visit our Election Watch 2007 website

for detailed information on the candidates, candidate forums, and related events.

Brian Wheeler

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