Former Venture Richmond executive Jack Berry raised $160,000 for his mayoral campaign in September, topping the field of seven candidates, according to a new round of finance disclosures.
Berry reported receiving 360 donations, the largest being a $17,500 in-kind contribution from the Virginia Association of Realtors’ political action committee, the local arm of which endorsed Berry’s mayoral bid last month. Berry’s campaign reported spending more than $226,000 in the 30-day period. Combined, he spent just over $100,000 on radio and television advertising during the period. To date, he has raised more than $536,000 for his bid.
Former Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney reported raising $127,000 from 292 donations. The largest contributions, each $10,000, came from the Home Building Association of Richmond, which endorsed Stoney in August, and Common Good VA, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s political action committee. Stoney reported spending $288,000 in September. More than $237,000 of that sum went to two firms, Putnam Partners and Buying Time Media, which assisted his campaign with television advertising. To date, Stoney has reported raising $737,000 for his bid, more than any other mayoral candidate in city history.
Former commonwealth’s attorney and state delegate Joe Morrissey reported raising $51,000. The sum includes a $15,000 contribution from his law firm, Morrissey & Goldman, as well as a $19,000 in-kind contribution from Nathaniel Withers IV of Wythken Printing. Withers and the business have donated $72,900 in in-kind printing to Morrissey’s mayoral bid, or more than a third of the $194,000 he has reported raising to date.
West End Councilman Jon Baliles reported raising $20,137 from 131 contributions. City Council President Michelle Mosby reported raising $9,080 from 20 contributions. Bobby Junes, a retired real estate consultant, gave his campaign $1,350. No finance report was available online for architect Lawrence Williams before publication.
The next round of finance reports is due on Oct. 31.