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WERKHEISER OUT-RAISES OPPONENT AND LEADS CHALLENGERS STATEWIDE

Greg Werkheiser, candidate for the House of Delegates from the 42nd District in southern Fairfax County, has raised significantly more money to date than his incumbent opponent, David Albo, and leads all challengers statewide in fundraising, according to reports filed with the State Board of Elections on January 18, 2005.

        Werkheiser out-raised his opponent by almost 2 to 1: Werkheiser $81,615; Albo $55,119.

        Werkheiser now has twice as much unencumbered cash on hand as his opponent: Werkheiser $50,017; Albo $23,767

        Werkheiser's contributions come from 200 individuals; Albo had 8 individual contributors.

        Werkheiser leads all challengers statewide in total contributions raised and funds on-hand.

The 42nd House of Delegates District forms the southern tip of Fairfax County.  Nearly fifty-two percent of the district voted for John Kerry in 2004, and Governor Mark Warner won the district with similar margins in 2001.

         "I am humbled by the support of so many citizens in the 42nd District who are voting with their pocketbooks for a change in leadership.  While we are very pleased with this outpouring of support, I am going to keep doing what I have been doing: listening to my neighbors and working to make our communities in Fairfax County a better
place to live, work and raise a family," stated Werkheiser.   

For more information about Greg Werkheiser's campaign, please visit: www.werkheiserfordelegate.com

Below are the details from the fundraising totals:

WERKHEISER
Total contributions received: $81,615.42
Cash received: $67,814.09
In-kind received: $13,801.33
Cash expenditures: $17,796.52
Loans: $0
Cash on Hand: $50,017.57   

ALBO
Total contributions received: $55,119.75
Cash received: $55,119.75
In-kind received: $400.00
Cash expenditures: $34,267.77
Loans: $10,500 (from himself)
Cash on Hand: $23,767.77

Originally posted to Mark Warner is God on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 07:54 AM PST.

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  •  I don't know about Mark Warner being God (none)
    but he's been a damn good governor and the best Virginia Democratic politician in quite a long while.
  •  Interesting Candidate (none)
    It's good to elect Democrats.

    Sad to note that one has to dig deep into his website to find mention of partisan affiliation. Additionally, perturbed that the info is long on resume, and short on position statements - values and policies. (Looking forward to seeing just what he puts forth on his BLUEPRINT FOR PROGRESS page.) Found it odd that under the heading (on this page) A Clear Vision for the Future, the only things discussed were speech-making, fund-raising (gov't bonds), and litigating.

    And what's with the "mutual affection for Elvis Presley songs" (with his wife Marion)? Sure, she's from memphis, but ...???

    Anybody else from Virginia got the skinny on this guy?? Odds are he can get a few bucks from me, but I'd like to see something of what this CLEAR VISION is first ...

    vote early - vote often

    by wystler on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 10:24:13 AM PST

    •  Astute observation (none)
      on the lack of identification as a Democrat.  From his experience, he clearly appears to be a Dem.  Given that his district voted for Kerry, you'd think he'd be a little more out front.  He also comes across as a bit stiff in his pictures.

      I got an e-mail alerting me to his website several weeks ago, and checked it out.  Had many of the same thoughts you did.

      Although I'm in MD, I'm looking for 2-3 races in NVA to get involved in this fall.  This one looks interesting.  I'd also like to know who's running against Jeff Frederick in VA-52.  Frederick is very young (28) and barely won his race in 2003 in a 30% minority district.  He's also very conservative -- Club for Growth, etc.  He strikes me as very beatable, depending on who's running against him.

      "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." Mencken "This is one of those times." Me

      by jsmdlawyer on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 11:27:51 AM PST

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    •  mutual affection for elvis (none)
      The mutual affection for elvis involves their mutual affection for elvis, a popular singer in teh 50s, 60s, and his fat years, the 70s.

      Kidding - anyway - the policy details will be coming soon. So hold tight.

  •  I've heard about this guy (none)
    A friend from dailykos has been trying to get me interested in his campaign.

    Disclaimer: Born in Nebraska and raised in California, I have lived in DC for only 20 years.

    by DCDemocrat on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 11:25:34 AM PST

  •  I would appreciate the (none)
    diarist also disclosing a bit more about his relationship with the candidate.  In a little over two weeks of posting diaries, he's written 3 out of 8 diaries on this candidate.  He acknowledges that he's a "close friend."  What precisely does that mean?

    The other thing I'd like to know is where does Mr. Werkheiser stand on the issues?  His website is lovely to look at, but there's not a whole of there there on the issues.

    I am very interested in hearing the answers to these questions, because I am the "friend" that DCDemocrat is referring to when he says I mentioned this campaign as one to possibly support in the upcoming VA elections.  If I'm going to get in with both feet, I want to know more about the candidate and his stands on issues.

    "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." Mencken "This is one of those times." Me

    by jsmdlawyer on Mon Jan 24, 2005 at 11:35:39 AM PST

  •  I've met him and his wife at a party... (none)
    they seem pretty cool.  I would like a little more on where he stands and what he plans to do for the state and his district.  

    I don't have money but I'll donate my time...

    "Words, words, words."

    by applejackking on Tue Jan 25, 2005 at 06:04:38 AM PST

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