By Brian Wheeler

Charlottesville Tomorrow

Friday, September 18, 2009

Democrat

David Slutzky

and Republican challenger

Rodney Thomas

have each added about $7,000 to their campaign coffers in the race for the Rio seat on the

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

.  The latest campaign finance data has been published by the

Virginia Public Access Project

(VPAP) and includes monies raised during July and August 2009.


Albemarle Supervisor Candidate

Amount raised

through Aug. 31st

Jack Jouett District



Dennis Rooker (I)

– Incumbent
$70,405

Rio District

David Slutzky (D)

– Incumbent
$45,270

Rodney Thomas (R)

– Challenger
$28,180

Samuel Miller District

Madison Cummings (D)
$10,085

John Lowry (I)
$14,571

Duane Snow (R)
$7,410

Source:

Virginia Public Access Project

In the most recent filing period, the six Supervisor candidates raised a combined total of $23,123.  After Slutzky and Thomas, Republican candidate

Duane Snow

had the next largest individual total with $5,335.  Snow, however, is still playing catch up in the three-way race for the open Samuel Miller district seat as both Democrat

Madison Cummings

and Independent

John Lowry

have raised more money overall.

In Rio, almost half of the total campaign receipts reported by Rodney Thomas are in-kind contributions from his printing company ($11,592) and from Hoffman and White ($2,100 for accounting services).  Thomas has raised a total of $28,180 which does not include the $10,000 he received from the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) with their endorsement earlier this month.

In his re-election campaign, David Slutzky has now raised a total of $45,270. He has received in-kind gifts from developer and banker Hunter Craig ($931 for a reception) and from advertising executive Susan Payne ($109 for invitations and postage).  Slutzky was first elected to the Board in 2005 and currently serves as Chairman.

The next candidate fundraising reports are due on October 15, 2009 and will include all donations received in the month of September.

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