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Icenhour, Hipple Lead Money Races in JCC Supervisors Campaigns

Election 2013With a November election for two spots on the James City County Board of Supervisors looming, incumbent Jim Icenhour is leading the money race for the Jamestown District while Republican newcomer Michael Hipple leads the open Powhatan District seat.

The Virginia Public Access Project, a nonprofit that tracks money receipts and expenditures in politics, released Friday contributions reports through Aug. 31, which shows how much each of the four municipal government candidates raised.

For the first eight months of the year, Jamestown Supervisor candidate Kevin Onizuk (R) raised $19,749. Jim Icenhour (D) has raised $11,850.

Though Kevin Onizuk has raised more money in 2013, Icenhour has more cash to spend after ending last year’s campaign for the seat with a positive balance. He now has $16,106 on hand. Onizuk’s expenses leave him at a balance of $12,698, as of Aug. 31.

Some of Icenhour’s contributions were $250 from Virginia House of Delegates candidate Monty Mason and $100 from Roberts Supervisor John McGlennon.

Icenhour reported $1,834 in expenses through Aug. 31.

The largest contribution Onizuk received was a $5,125 cash contribution from the Republican Party of James City County. Weststar Mortgage Inc. in Woodbridge — the parent company for which Onizuk works as a local branch manager and mortgage loan officer — contributed $5,000 in cash.

Williamsburg-James City County School Board member Heather Cordasco, who Onizuk said encouraged him to run for the seat, contributed $50 in cash to his campaign. Onizuk contributed services totaling $1,064 and $140 in cash to his own campaign. A single $1,500 loan came from Onizuk’s wife Heather.

Onizuk reported a total of $7,049 in expenses through Aug. 31.

Powhatan Supervisor candidate Michael Hipple Sr. (R) raised $20,916, while candidate Bob Mandala (D) raised $3,938.

The largest cash contribution for Hipple, as with Onizuk, was $5,125 from the Republican Party of James City County. American Pride Automotive gave $2,000, and Stephen C. Barrs — president of C.A. Barrs Contractor, Inc. — contributed $1,000.

He reported expenses totaling $7,589, leaving himself with a balance of $13,325.

The largest contribution to Mandala was $1,000 from the Virginia Democrats of James City County. As with Icenhour, Mason contributed $250 to Mandala. The Virginia Democrats of Williamsburg gave $100.

Mandala reported $428 in expenses, leaving him with a total of $3,510.

Candidates still have another 43 days to raise funds and spend them toward winning the Nov. 5 election.

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6 Responses to Icenhour, Hipple Lead Money Races in JCC Supervisors Campaigns

  1. Welcome to Newport News II Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    So if Mr. Hipple the developer and Mr. Onizuk the mortgage lender are both elected, what do you think we’ll get? More strip shops, more houses with children to educate on the taxpayer’s dime, and more low wage retail and restaurant jobs. Just what we need. Not.

  2. just curious Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

    Several months ago Icenhour attacked his opponent with disingenuous claims about party money involved in local elections

    where are Icenhour’s complaints today about his accepting significant contributions from his party affiliates?

    Also how much did it cost Mandela to have his campaign flyers distributed in the Virginia Gazette home delivery recently? Where is the disclosure of that?

    After being disenfranchised and denied our right to vote in last two elections, We the People finally have an opportunity to vote for transparency and ethical leadership not more consummate partisans pushing their hidden Agenda

    Vote for honesty – Vote Onizuk and Hipple!!!

  3. See Monty Spend Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Interesting that Delegate candidate Monty Mason, first time running for any office, is actively contributing significantly to two local campaigns -$250 to well known liberal democrat (Icenhour) and $250 to a no name aspirant. Both are County elections, and overlap into the congressional district is clear. But Monty claims to be a moderate, yet his money tells the real story – just another partisan who, if elected, will vote the party line so he has the opportunity to cash in the chits he gave to a couple fellow democrats. Really? I like Monty as a friend, but am already disturbed that the political process has overtaken him.

  4. Follow the money Reply

    September 24, 2013 at 8:30 am

    My guess is that real estate developers will pour a bunch of money into the Republican candidate’s coffers as they have in the past. It is sneeky how it is done. They contribute handsomely to the JCC Republican Party and then right before the election, the money is transferred to the candidates. This is done so that voters don’t know who the big benefactors (developers) are until after the votes are in.

    • Birther Reply

      September 24, 2013 at 10:36 am

      You’re absolutely right. I’ll never forget the GOP signs along Coutthouse Commons a few years ago. Henderson et al worked it all out with the Repubs in return for his strip mall. Disgusting.

    • Support Reply

      September 24, 2013 at 10:38 am

      The largest active developer in James City County is Robert Casey, and he donates a lot of money to the political party and to candidates, after all New Town depends on it. It is hard to believe the majority supported every single piece on New Town and it’s inception . That party, the democrats, like having him contribute. The other Real Estate person giving a lot is Mr. Lee Williams, another democratic supporter. And the pay day lenders, bankers and credit card processors, all giving to democrats. It is amusing that one of the democrats candidates was a big banker that took federal bailout money, you know , Bank of America…..imagine what he can do for the County. The union representative that bankrupted Delta and the BOA guy can really do it.

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