Elections for all 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates are taking place on November 2, 2021. Democrats hold 55 seats and Republicans hold 45 seats. This is the first election cycle since 1999 with Democrats defending a majority in the chamber.
Top five individual donors by party
Virginia House candidate political action committees (PACs) raised a total of $44.74 million from Jan. 1, 2020, through Aug. 31, 2021. Democratic House candidate PACs raised $33.12 million, while Republican House candidate PACs raised $11.62 million.
The five individual donors who gave the most money to candidates of a single political party are shown below.
Top five individual donors to Democratic candidates:
- Sonjia S Smith – $1,055,300
- Leonard A Bennett – $214,000
- Robert Linton – $160,000
- Vinton G Cerf – $110,500
- Ronald D Abramson – $102,750
Top five individual donors to Republican candidates:
- Glenn R Davis – $358,423
- Richard Baxter Gilliam – $170,000
- Robert McNichols – $27,500
- William B Holtzman – $21,000
- Rashid Gargrash – $20,500
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Virginia candidate PACs submitted to the Virginia Department of Elections. It includes fundraising activity between Jan. 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021. Candidate PACs represent individuals who have run for state or local office at any point, including past and present officeholders. This article does not include donations made to non-candidate PACs. Click on any donor to see their total donations during this fundraising period.
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