John Whitbeck, candidate for Chair of Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors, announced a massive fundraising haul for Q1 2019, reporting over $200,000 raised in just seventy-five days. Whitbeck is left with more cash on hand than any candidate has ever had at any point in the race for Loudoun Chair.
“I am incredibly humbled by the ground swell of support that we have had from business and community leaders alike,” said Whitbeck. “The people of Loudoun are ready for a Chair with a clear vision for fighting traffic and tolls, school safety, low taxes, strategic growth, and preservation. I will continue to work tirelessly to earn the trust of Loudoun’s voters.”
Whitbeck attracted the support of over 150 unique donors with over 70 giving $250 or less.
With his fundraising haul of over $200,000, Whitbeck outraised his 2019 opponent eight-to-one, outraised every candidate for state senate and delegate statewide that had filed by midnight, and broke the fundraising record currently held by Michael Firetti, who loaned himself $150,000 in the first report of the 2007 race for Loudoun Chair. In 2015, Scott York raised $112,000 in a single period between July 1 and August 31.
“The grassroots support for our campaign has been remarkable,” said Tyler Spencer, Whitbeck’s campaign manager. “John has been working to earn the trust and respect of Loudoun’s voters and our record-breaking fundraising shows it.”
Whitbeck announced his campaign in January pledging to focus on quality of life issues like low taxes, fighting traffic and tolls, strategic growth, preservation, and school safety.