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April 24, 2018

Warrenton candidates have received a total of $41,000

Warrenton candidates (clockwise from top left) for mayor: Carter Nevill and Grace Rigby, (for council): Renard Carlos, Linda “Sunny” Reynolds, Sean Polster and Keith MacDonald.
Warrenton Town Council incumbents maintained their substantial fundraising advantages as the campaign entered its final two weeks before the May 1 election.

Candidates for two at-large council seats and mayor on Monday filed their last pre-election campaign finance reports with the State Board of Elections.

The five candidates who filed reports have collected a total of just more than $41,000 for the spring campaign.

Seeking re-election to a second term, Councilman Sean Polster led with $16,583 in cash and in-kind contributions as of April 19.

Linda “Sunny” Reynolds, the other incumbent, had received $14,768 as of the same date.

One of the challengers, Renard Carlos had received $2,869. The State Board of Elections website had no report for Keith Macdonald, the other challenger.

In the race for the open mayor’s seat, Carter Nevill had received $4,127 to Grace Rigby’s $2,701.

Warrenton voters next month will elect two at-large council members and a new mayor to four-year terms that start July 1. The council’s five ward seats will appear on the ballot in May 2020.

State law exempts candidates running in communities of fewer than 25,000 residents from campaign finance reporting. Thus, candidates in the towns of Remington and The Plains file no reports. But, the Warrenton Town Council several years ago opted into the reporting program.

The full reports from each Warrenton candidate appear at the bottom of this story.

Click here for story on first reports, through March.

Top new donors (April 1-19) to Mr. Polster and Ms. Reynolds:


• $1,000 — Eastern Pointe Trust Co. of Warrenton.

• $1,000 — William Holtzman, business owner from Mt. Jackson.

• $500 — Tony Sofredo of Warrenton, who owns a pest control business in Centreville.

• $250 — Steve Modly, a Warrenton retiree, who has contributed a total of $3,750.


• $1,000 — Kristen Hitt of Arlington, a veterinarian who practices in Fairfax.

• $500 — Robert N. Springer of Warrenton, a real estate investor.

Polster report_04-01-2018_to_04-19-2018 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

Reynolds report 04-01-2018_to_04-19-2018 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

Carlos Report_04-01-2018_to_04-19-2018 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

Nevill Report_04-01-2018_to_04-19-2018 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

Rigby Report 04-01-2018_to_04-19-2018 by Fauquier Now on Scribd

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Jim Griffin · April 30, 2018 at 4:54 am
It is tough to regulate campaign spend when the US SupCt equates money and speech. Neither does money buy victory -- Trump spent half what Clinton spent. Locally, David Trone serves as another example to the contrary (owns Total Wine, runs in Maryland) among many others. Money helps but is not determinant.
MissB · April 24, 2018 at 1:05 pm
It's sad that politics at all levels seems to come down to who has the most money. There just has to be a better way -- some way of equalizing it, removing big money and bring it back to the people.
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