Berry outpaces Stoney in Richmond mayoral fundraising in September

Berry outpaces Stoney in Richmond mayoral fundraising in September
Levar Stoney, Jack Berry, Joe Morrissey, Bobby Junes, Jon Baliles, Michelle Mosby, and Lawence Williams (clockwise from top left) are vying for Richmond mayor.

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - For the first time in this election cycle, Levar Stoney got out fundraised in the race for Richmond's mayor.

Former Venture Richmond Director Jack Berry took in more than $160,000 in September.

Stoney, former secretary of the Commonwealth, raised more than $127,000 in that same month.

However, how much cash the candidates have on hand starting Oct. 1 may be the most important figure leading up to Election Day.

According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Stoney has the most cash on hand with $199,238.

Berry is close behind with $177,535 left in the bank.

Front runner in several polls, former state Del. Joe Morrissey has a little over $92,027.

City Council member Jon Baliles has $68,681 while City Council president Michelle Mosby sits at $3,646.

Former real estate consultant Bobby Junes has $274.

Architect Lawrence Williams is also running for mayor and has not raised any money.

The election is exactly three weeks away and to win in Richmond a candidate must win five of the nine council districts. If that doesn't happen, the top two vote getters will face off in special election in December.

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