57th House District Democratic candidates Kathy Galvin (left) and Sally Hudson

Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin outraised her opponent in the final reporting period before the Democratic primary for House of Delegates.

Sally Hudson, however, maintains a significant lead in the monetary race for the 57th District seat, according to recently released campaign finance reports.

Meanwhile, in the 17th Senate District, incumbent Republican Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, is vastly outraising his primary opponent, Rich Breeden, who is largely self-funding his campaign.

On the Democratic side, former city School Board member Amy Laufer is running away with the money race over opponent Ben Hixon ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

57th District

The 57th District includes Charlottesville and parts of the urban ring of Albemarle County.

Galvin raised $64,494 during the reporting period, which covers April 1 to May 30. Hudson received $43,126.

Galvin’s biggest donation was $20,000 from Barbara Fried, chairwoman of real estate company Fried Cos. Inc. in Crozet. She also received $5,000 from Douglas Gernert of Charlottesville.

Galvin garnered $2,500 donations from Hunter Bourne, a partner in Fore Property Co.; Hunter Craig, an investor with Hunter E. Craig Co. and Virginia Lube; and Andrea Larson of Charlottesville.

Her campaign received $1,225 from the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects.

Galvin received three $1,000 contributions, one each from Michael Henke, a lawyer with Space Adventures Limited of Charlottesville; Edwin Martin of Charlottesville; and Robert Hardie, managing director of Level One Partners LLC.

Several business owners contributed to Galvin’s campaign, including Charles Rotgin, president and CEO of Great Eastern Management Co.; and Michael Prichard, who co-founded local app maker WillowTree.

She also received donations from local political figures, including Albemarle County Supervisor Norman Dill; Linda Seaman, a former city School Board member and current president of the McIntire Botanical Garden; and Tim Heaphy, a former U.S. attorney who led a team of lawyers that conducted an independent review critical of the city’s actions around the Unite the Right rally.

Galvin had a $2,500 in-kind contribution from the IX Art Park Foundation for a discount on a venue rental.

Galvin’s funds included 86 donations of less than $100 each for a total of $4,761 in the reporting period.

Galvin spent $47,060 in the reporting period. Her biggest expenses were for video production, graphic design and website development.

Galvin has raised a total of $91,376 and spent $55,337. She has $36,038 remaining.

Hudson, on the other hand, has raised more than twice as much as Galvin during the entire election cycle.

So far, she has raised $198,292 and spent $143,510. Her fundraising total includes more than $100,000 from longtime Democratic donor Sonjia Smith of Albemarle.

Without Smith’s donation, Hudson has raised only about $7,000 more than Galvin despite being in the race since December. Galvin announced her campaign in March.

Hudson’s biggest contribution during the reporting period was $10,000 from the Green Advocacy Project of Palo Alto, California. She also received $2,500 from Adeeb Fadil, an attorney with Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett of Charlottesville.

Hudson also received several $1,000 donations, including from former congressional candidate Leslie Cockburn and Marge Connelly, COO of information management company Convergys of Cincinnati.

Hudson received two in-kind donations for events. One was $2,000 from local philanthropist John Kluge and another was $1,266 from Smith.

Hudson spent $100,809 during the reporting period. Most of her expenditures were for ads and salary for her campaign staff.

Hudson also paid a total of $35,023 to Moore Campaigns, mostly for mail services and once for a photo shoot.

Hudson received far more small donations than did Galvin, garnering 182 for a total of $6,145.

No Republicans, third-party or independent candidates have announced plans to run for the seat.

17th District

The 17th Senate District covers part of Albemarle, Culpeper, Spotsylvania and Louisa counties and all of Orange County and Fredericksburg.

In the April 1-May 30 reporting period, Reeves raised nearly six times more than his primary opponent, with $110,581 in donations.

Most of his donations were from corporate political action committees, including those of Dominion, Anthem, Comcast, Pfizer, Altria, Anheuser Busch and Washington Gas. He also received donations from real estate companies, developers and consulting firms.

Reeves spent $48,038 in the reporting period, mostly on lunch meetings, reimbursements and consulting.

So far, Reeves has raised a total of more than $1.3 million, spent about $1.03 million and has $281,537 remaining.

Breeden reported $20,642 in donations during the reporting period, although $15,000 came from him and his wife. The Breedens have contributed $60,758 toward the $74,251 he has reported in the campaign.

His other contributions this period included $2,500 from Spring Creek Land Development and $1,000 from Elizabeth Jenks.

Breeden spent $32,965 in the reporting period, mostly on advertising and consulting. So far, he has spent a total of $71,158 and has $3,093 in leftover funds.

He had two small-dollar donations totaling $125 in the latest reporting period.

Laufer had more than twice as many donations as her Democratic opponent, with $71,189 in the period.

Her biggest donors were Adam Fried, a real estate developer in Fredericksburg who gave $5,000, and $2,500 each from Bourne, Hardie and Emily’s List.

Laufer also received a $1,600 donation from Cockburn.

Several local political figures contributed to her campaign, including Dill, Heaphy, city School Board member Sherry Kraft and former City Councilor Kristin Szakos.

She received 244 small-dollar donations totaling $15,247.

Laufer spent $41,088 in the quarter, mostly on advertising and campaign staff.

In the election, Laufer has raised a total of $172,594, spent $67,296 and has $105,297 remaining.

Hixon raised $21,117 in the reporting period. None of his contributions exceeded $1,000 and no local politicians donated to his campaign. He received 111 small donations totaling $4,828.

He spent $15,891. His biggest expenses were on digital consulting, with $2,000 each to two consultants from California and $2,500 for one in New York. The rest of his funds were largely spent on ads, consulting and office supplies.

Hixon has received a total of $30,330, spent $20,285 and has $10,044 remaining.

The primary for Democrats and Republicans in all races will be held Tuesday.

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Nolan Stout is a reporter for The Daily Progress. Contact him at (434) 978-7274,, or @nstoutDP on Twitter and Facebook.

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