There surely may have been more critical elections locally, but I can’t remember one.
Financially, one can’t argue that the monetary donations help the candidates – but what is the potential risk for those getting big donations, perception-wise?
In Albemarle, the candidates have raised at least $150,000 – for Board of Supervisors seats, salaries for which area minute fraction of the amount raised. Local politics should not be subject to partisan politics – but they are divided by the type of donors.Â
This is true – for the amount of time and effort the Supervisors put in, they’re underpaid.