Fundraising in 5th District City Council Race

The Times Dispatch has an illuminating article this morning on the big fundraising going on in this year’s City Council election contests.

In regard to the 5th district race, the article says the following:

The biggest gain was reported in the three-way 5th District race between freelance museum consultant Parker C. Agelasto, incumbent E. Martin Jewell and Woodland Heights civic leader S. Lee Shewmake, who were scheduled to face off in a candidate forum at Woodland Heights Baptist Church on Thursday night.

Agelasto raised $15,004 in July and August, the most of any City Council candidate during that period, according to the latest campaign finance reports compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. Jewell reported just $200 in fundraising during that period while Shewmake raised $2,700. Agelasto also finished the period with the most cash on hand as of Sept. 1. He had $7,333, compared with Jewell’s $5,261 and Shewmake’s $685.