Former investment banker and horse farmer, Democrat Mavis Taintor, is challenging Dave LaRock in the 33rd district which covers parts of western Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick Counties. Judging by her financial statements, Taintor really, really, wants this seat. She recently gave her campaign $110,000. For a wealthy investment banker there may be much more to come, assuming she secures the Democrat nomination on Tuesday.
Running against Taintor in the Democrat primary is Round Hill sheep farmer Tia Walbridge whose financial statement looks very different than her opponent’s. She currently has $8,409 on hand for her race, while her opponent, Ms. Taintor, has $114,197 on hand. Two term incumbent Republican Dave LaRock has a balance of $22,156 in his campaign account.
Loudountimes.com on Ms. Taintor:
Taintor spent 35 years in investment banking and worked for major companies, including Citibank, Salomon Smith Barney and JP Morgan. She was also the co-founder of a $4 billion asset management firm, Callidus Capital Management.
(Wow. I’m old enough to remember when Democrats were the little guy/gal, not the most wealthy guys and gals as they are now.)
On Friday candidate Walbridge received a big endorsement from Loudoun Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall.
“Tia Walbridge is intelligent, insightful and most importantly, fully committed to her family and her community,” Randall, the first Democrat to lead the county this millennium, said in a prepared statement. “Her call to serve stems from her deep desire to ensure all citizens in the 33rd District have a delegate who listens to, and respects their differing voices and opinions. I’m pleased to offer my full endorsement to Tia.”
The wealthy Ms.Taintor lives on her beautiful horse farm, Bel Mont, in Waterford. She may think she can buy this election but the 33rd district is a conservative district thanks to former delegate Joe May. Delegate LaRock won his election in 2015 by 23%. He’ll do the same this year.
We previously reported on this race here.