1950 election

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Charlottesville

Voters in Charlottesville went to the polls to elect two members of City Council in the 1950 election held on June 13. The Democratic Primary was on April 4. [1]

Democratic Primary

Incumbent Gus K. Tebell was on the ballot with William R. Hill and Sidney D. Watson in the primary. Issues in that race included a bond referendum for natural gas lines, whether an African-American should be appointed to the School Board and the use of federal funds in public housing. [1] The League of Women Voters held a town meeting with these candidates on March 27, 1950. Tebell and Hill were the two top vote-getters in the primary receiving 933 and 772 votes respectively. Watson got 562 votes. [2]

General Election

Francis Fife ran as an independent as part of the Independent Citizens Association. [3]


Republicans endorsed no candidates. [4]

The League of Women Voters held another a town meeting with the candidates on June 7, 1950. [5]

Tebell and Hill both won election. [3]


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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Three Democratic Candidates Air Views on City Questions, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 28, 1950, retrieved June 13, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. March 28, 1950 page 1.
  2. Web. City's Democrats Nominate Hill and Tebell; Council Primary Brings Out 1,200 voters, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, March 28, 1950, retrieved June 13, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Hill and Tebell Win Council Seats;Vote Exceeds 2,500, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, June 14, 1950, retrieved June 13, 2017 from University of Virginia Library. Print. June 14, 1950 page 1.
  4. Web. Republicans Ask Non-Party Ballot, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 4, 1950, retrieved June 13, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.
  5. Web. Council Candidates Will Air Views at Town Meeting, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 31, 1916, retrieved May 31, 2016 from University of Virginia Library. Print. May 31, 1916 page 1.