The finance director for Gov. Ralph Northam’s political action committee has left following the governor’s scandal.
Jamie Maniscalco worked for Northam’s PAC, The Way Ahead, from February 2018 until last month, according to her LinkedIn page.
House Democratic Leader Eileen Filler-Corn, D-Fairfax, announced in a news release Wednesday that Maniscalco would be an adviser to Filler-Corn’s new PAC, Energized for Change.
In a filing this week, Northam’s PAC reported raising just $2,500 since the embattled governor was hit by scandal Feb. 1 by the publication of a racist photo from his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook, his admission that he was in the photo, and then his denial that he was in the photo.
A fundraiser Jan. 3 at the Richmond offices of the law firm McGuireWoods helped Northam’s PAC raise a little more than $200,000 this year prior to the scandal.
It remains unclear who is in the yearbook photo, which shows one person wearing blackface and a second wearing Ku Klux Klan garb. EVMS in February hired McGuireWoods to investigate; the investigation remains ongoing.
On Wednesday, Northam’s PAC reported its first donation of the year of $10,000 or more — a $10,000 donation from Robert Hardie, a Charlottesville investment banker and member of the University of Virginia’s board of visitors.
Kelsye Adams, who already worked for Northam’s PAC, was promoted to finance director.