Palmer, Lowry

Albemarle Supervisor Liz Palmer is being challenged by John Lowry.

The only member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors being challenged in the Nov. 7 election has continued to outraise her opponent.

Democrat Liz Palmer, the incumbent, has a balance of $27,633.07 this election cycle, according to campaign finance reports. Her balance includes funds raised from her previous campaign for supervisor. Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, Palmer raised $13,600.30.

During that time, she received a $7,500 donation from author John Grisham and a $2,500 donation from the Albemarle County Democratic Committee.

She spent $6,941.94, including $6,010 on radio advertisements.

Her opponent, Republican John Lowry has a balance of $13,435.75 this election cycle and has raised $7,485.39 from Sept. 1 to Sept. 31.

During the reporting period, Lowry received a $5,000 donation from the Realtor Political Action Committee in Glen Allen and $1,000 from Thomas Thorpe.

He spent $7,487.52 in September, including $2,900 on mailers and $2,028.08 on yard signs.

Jack Jouett District incumbent Diantha McKeel, who is running unopposed, has an account balance of $22,470.60, which includes funds raised during her previous campaign. During the most recent reporting period, she raised $435 and spent $561.07, including $500 on a program advertisement with the African American Teaching Fellows.

Rio District candidate Ned Gallaway, who is also running unopposed, has an account balance of $10,530.55. During the most recent reporting period, he raised no money and spent $250 on a contribution to the Albemarle County Democratic Committee and $250 on a contribution to the Friends of Justin Fairfax, the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

Brad Sheffield, the current Rio District supervisor who is not seeking re-election, contributed $500 to the Albemarle County Democratic Committee. He has a balance of $4,479.91 in his campaign account.

In the Albemarle County School Board races, Katrina Callsen has outraised Mary McIntyre for the Rio District seat. The current seat holder, Pamela Moynihan, is not running for re-election.

Callsen has a balance of $12,970.16 this election cycle, according to campaign finance reports. Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, Callsen raised $10,135.

During that time, she received a $5,000 donation from Leadership for Educational Equity in D.C. and a $1,000 donation from Arthur Rock from San Francisco.

She spent $3,540.43, including $2,500 on campaign manager fees and $400 on campaign help.

McIntyre has a balance of $9,544.35 this election cycle and has raised $2,675 from Sept. 1 to Sept. 31.

During the reporting period, McIntyre received a $2,500 donation from Ted Dintersmith.

She spent $597.81 between Sept. 1 and Sept. 31, including $346.22 on campaign palm cards and $70.10 on Facebook advertisements.

Samuel Miller District member Graham Paige has outraised his opponent, Julian Waters.

Paige has a balance of $3,761.11 this election cycle and has raised $1,540 from Sept. 1 to Sept. 31.

During the reporting period, Paige received a $1,000 donation from the Albemarle County Democratic Committee. He spent no money in September.

Waters has a balance of $542.10 this election cycle, according to campaign finance reports. Between Sept. 1 and Sept. 30, Waters raised $770.

During that time, he received $500 in in-kind contributions from David Hinckle for yard signs. He spent $37.90 on Facebook advertisements.

Jack Jouett District incumbent Kate Acuff, who is running unopposed, has an account balance of $826.96, which includes funds raised during her previous campaign. She has not spent or raised money in this current election cycle.

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Allison Wrabel is a reporter for The Daily Progress. Contact her at (434) 978-7261, awrabel@dailyprogress.com or @craftypanda on Twitter.

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