This week’s release of campaign finance reports confirmed that Fairfax County Sully District Republican candidate Brian Schoeneman was the top fundraiser during the quarter that ended March 31 (see Schoeneman ends fundraising quarter with 85% from small donors).
The Schoeneman campaign actually released its numbers on April 1 but results from the other two Republican candidates were unknown until this week when reports showed Brian led not only his fellow Republican candidates but also the Democratic candidate (see Schoeneman leads money race in Republican contest for Fairfax seat):
Schoeneman led his two competitors in the April 25 firehouse canvass with about $21,700 raised in direct contributions between January and April, the reports show.
John Guevara, a former homeowners association president, was second with $14,300 in direct contributions during that period. Sully District planning commissioner John Litzenberger raised nearly $8,800, the reports show.
Sully District school board member Kathy Smith, the Democrat nominee in the November election, raised nearly $17,800 in direct contributions during the year’s first quarter, her campaign report shows.
Brian commented on the financial results:
“I’m pleased with the level of support we’ve gotten,” said Schoeneman, calling the fact that he has 180 donors proof of widespread support for his bid to compete in November for the seat being vacated by long-time Supervisor Michael R. Frey (R-Sully.) “But we’re not going to let the money race cloud our judgement.”
Brian has received the endorsements of many well-respected leaders in the community and beyond including Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Delegate Dave Albo, Fairfax County Supervisor Chairman Pat Herrity, Fairfax County Electoral Board Chairman Steve Hunt, former Fairfax County Republican Committee Chairman Jay McConville, Michael Thompson, Sr., Chairman and President, Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy; Elizabeth Schultz, Fairfax County School Board Member; Sang Yi, Korean American Republican Party of Virginia President; Elizabeth Minneman, Former College Republican Federation of Virginia Chairwoman (2014-15); Devon Flynn, George Mason University College Republicans Chairman and Sully resident; and Neb Yegezu, Northern Virginia Community College Republican Chairman, Annandale Campus.
The Firehouse Primary will be held on Saturday, April 25, at Westfield High School in Chantilly.