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Top Donors: The Races

 

 

Top Donors Across All Campaigns

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation Donated to
1. (tie) E. Renee Grisham $14,800 North None/Homemaker Clinton, Perriello,
      Garden   Warner, Obama
1. (tie) John Grisham $14,800 North Self employed/Writer Clinton, Warner,
      Garden   Perriello, Obama
2. (tie) Michael Bills $13,800 C’ville Self employed/Investor Perriello, Warner,
2. (tie) Leslie Gilliam $13,800 Keswick Cumberland Resources Warner, Goode, Obama
        Corp./Manager Giuliani, McCain
2. (tie) Richard Gilliam $13,800 Keswick Cumberland Resources Warner, Giuliani,
        Corp./President McCain, Goode, Romney
2. (tie) Bruce R. Murray $13,800 Keene Greenbriar Square Properties/ Obama, Warner, Perriello
        Property Manager  
2. (tie) Sonjia Smith $13,800 C’ville None/Homemaker Obama, Warner,
          Perriello
2. (tie) R. Ted Weschler $13,800 C’ville Peninsula Capital McCain, Perriello,
        Advisors, LLC/Managing Clinton, Warner
        Director  
3 Roberta Williamson $11,500 C’ville None/Ice Rink Owner Obama, Perriello, Warner
4 Richard Hewitt $11,300 C’ville Self employed/ Goode, Warner
        Real Estate Developer  
           

DEMOCRATIC DONORS

       

Top Obama Donors

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
1 Stanley Woodward $6,300 C’ville Self employed/Artist  
2 George Willis Logan Jr. $5,600 C’ville Virginia Wine of the Month Club/  
        President–Retailer  
3. (tie) Karen Jane Beauford $4,600 C’ville None/None  
3. (tie) Michael Bills $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Investor  
3. (tie) Margaret Boyd $4,600 Earlysville BCG Transportation Group, Inc./  
        Transportation Safety Consultant  
3. (tie) Dennis Crumpler $4,600 C’ville Techdiscovery LLC/Private Investor  
3. (tie) Robin Dripps $4,600 Batesville UVA/Teacher  
3. (tie) Harold Jordan $4,600 Greenwood None/Retired  
3. (tie) Barbara Hough Lee $4,600 C’ville None/Retired  
3. (tie) Robert E. Lee Jr. $4,600 C’ville None/Retired  
3. (tie) Mary Jordan $4,600 Greenwood None/Retired  
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
3. (tie) Mark Logan $4,600 C’ville None/Retired  
3. (tie) Bruce R. Murray $4,600 Keene Greenbriar Square Properties/  
        Property Manager  
3. (tie) James B. Murray Jr. $4,600 Keene Self employed/Investor  
3. (tie) Reid Nagle $4,600 Crozet SNL Financial/Chairman & Founder  
3. (tie) Jan Paynter $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Writer  
3. (tie) Judith Trumbly        
  Rasmussen $4,600 Ivy None/Homemaker  
3. (tie) Jane Ashley Skinner $4,600 C’ville None/Homemaker  
3. (tie) Peter Skinner $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Artist  
3. (tie) Boyd Tinsley $4,600 North Dave Matthews Band/Musician  
      Garden    
3. (tie) Melinda Vaughan $4,600 C’ville None/Homemaker  
3. (tie) Roberta Williamson $4,600 C’ville None/Ice Rink Owner  
           

Top Warner Donors

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
1. (tie) Janice Aron $4,600 Keswick Kinloch Enterprises/President  
1. (tie) Robert Aron $4,600 Keswick None/Retired  
1. (tie) Bill Atwood $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Architect  
1. (tie) Michael Bills $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Investor  
1. (tie) Courtney Daniels $4,600 Greenwood None/Homemaker  
1. (tie) Terrence Daniels $4,600 Greenwood Quad-C Management Inc./Executive  
1. (tie) Leslie Gilliam $4,600 Keswick Cumberland Resources Corp./Manager
1. (tie) Richard Gilliam $4,600 Keswick Cumberland Resources Corp./President
1. (tie) E. Renee Grisham $4,600 North None/Homemaker  
      Garden    
1. (tie) John Grisham $4,600 North Self employed/Writer  
      Garden    
1. (tie) Robert Hobart $4,600 C’ville None/Retired  
1. (tie) William Kehoe $4,600 C’ville UVA/Educator  
1. (tie) George W. Logan $4,600 Earlysville Self employed/Private Investor  
1. (tie) Helen H. Logan $4,600 Earlysville UVA Medical Center/Music Investor  
1. (tie) Charles Lunsford III $4,600 North Virginia Candle Company/President  
      Garden    
1. (tie) Fleming Lunsford $4,600 North Self employed/Photographer  
      Garden    
1. (tie) C. Wilson McNeely III $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Investor  
1. (tie) Bruce R. Murray $4,600 Keene Greenbriar Square Properties/  
        Property Manager  
1. (tie) James B. Murray Jr. $4,600 Keene Self employed/Investor  
1. (tie) Frederic Scott $4,600 North Bundoran Farms/Owner  
      Garden    
1. (tie) Sonjia Smith $4,600 C’ville None/Homemaker  
           

Top Perriello Donors

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
1. (tie) Ranjit Ahluwalia $4,600 C’ville Silver Point Capital/Senior Analyst  
1. (tie) Sara Harris Ahluwalia $4,600 C’ville Silver Point Capital/Attorney  
1. (tie) Michael Bills $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Investor  
1. (tie) Lynne Conboy $4,600 C’ville Habitat for Humanity/Voluntary Board Chair
1. (tie) Robin Dripps $4,600 Batesville UVA/Teacher  
1. (tie) E. Renee Grisham $4,600 North None/Homemaker  
      Garden    
1. (tie) John Grisham $4,600 North Self employed/Writer  
      Garden    
1. (tie) Molly Hardie $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Homemaker  
1. (tie) Robert Hardie $4,600 C’ville Level One Partners, LLC/Managing Director
1. (tie) Bruce R. Murray $4,600 Keene Greenbriar Square Properties/  
        Property Manager  
1. (tie) L. Paige Perriello $4,600 Ivy Boston Children’s Hospital/Pediatrician
1. (tie) Linda Perriello $4,600 Ivy Self employed/Financial Advisor  
1. (tie) Maureen Perriello $4,600 C’ville None/None  
1. (tie) Vito Perriello $4,600 Ivy Pediatric Associates/Physician  
1. (tie) Vito A. Perriello $4,600 C’ville St. Anne’s Belfield School/Administrator
1. (tie) Lucia Phinney $4,600 Batesville UVA/Teacher  
1. (tie) Terence Sieg $4,600 C’ville JW Sieg and Co, Inc./President  
1. (tie) Sonjia Smith $4,600 C’ville None/Homemaker  
1. (tie) Sheila Weschler $4,600 C’ville None/Homemaker  
1. (tie) R. Ted Weschler $4,600 C’ville Peninsula Capital Advisors, LLC/  
        Managing Director  
1. (tie) Roberta Williamson $4,600 C’ville None/Ice Rink Owner  
           

REPUBLICAN DONORS

       

Top McCain Donors

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
1 Michael La Duc $6,900 C’ville Center for Sustainable Solutions/Consultant
2. (tie) Terrence Daniels $4,600 Greenwood Quad-C Management Inc./Executive  
2. (tie) R. Ted Weschler $4,600 C’ville Peninsula Capital Advisors, LLC/  
        Managing Director  
2. (tie) Cecile C. Wheeler $4,600 Keswick Anheuser Busch Company/Distributor
5 Clifford Lewis $4,300 Keswick Currenex/CEO  
6 Lawrence Eagleburger $3,800 C’ville None/Retired  
7 Lynn Gibbons Brown $2,800 C’ville Brown Honda Dodge/Owner  
           

Top Gilmore Donors

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
1 John Galbraith $2,300 C’ville None/Retired  
           

Top Goode Donors

       
Rank Name Amount City Employer/Occupation  
1 John Galbraith $4,600 C’ville None/Retired  
2. (tie) Leslie Gilliam $4,600 Keswick Cumberland Resources Corp./Manager
2. (tie) Phil Wendel $4,600 C’ville Self employed/Business Owner  
2. (tie) Doris Wilsdorf $4,600 C’ville Hypercon/Owner  
5. (tie) Douglas Caton $4,300 C’ville Management Services Corporation/Executive
5. (tie) James Hall $4,300 C’ville Worldstrides/CEO  
7 Richard Hewitt $4,000 C’ville Self employed/Real Estate Developer
8 Seminole Trail $3,000 C’ville Self employed/Real Estate Developer
  Properties LLC        
  (Richard Hewitt)        
9 William Stevenson $2,550 C’ville None/Retired  
10 Thomas Boland $2,500 C’ville Self employed/Consultant  

 

A note about our analysis:

Using publicly available election finance data from the presidential, senatorial, and congressional races, we analyzed the “big givers” in the Charlottesville area—those who gave at the legal limit of $2,300. In cases where a donor’s total is more than $2,300, donations were made to candidates in multiple races, to multiple candidates in the same race, or during the primary phase and again in the general election. The total of the gifts we analyzed is just over $1 million.

Only gifts through October 15, 2008, were included in the analysis. Some small donations made by “big givers” may not have been captured.

For our chart, we divided the donors into eight “types” based on vocation or occupation. Married donors without an identifiable profession were put in the same category as their spouses who had listed a profession.

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