2011 election

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Albemarle Voter Guide
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Charlottesville Voter Guide
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Supervisor Rivanna District
City Council Charlottesville
Kenneth C. Boyd (R) Incumbent
Cynthia Neff (D) Challenger

Candidate forums
  1. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, 2011 October 19
  2. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, 2011 September 14
  3. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, Rivanna, 2011 October 6
  4. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, Rivanna, 2011 September 28
INDEPENDENT
Alvin Scott Bandy Challenger
Brandon Collins Challenger
Bob Fenwick Challenger
Andrew Williams Challenger
DEMOCRATIC
Kathleen M. Galvin Challenger
Satyendra Huja Incumbent
Dede Smith Challenger

Candidate forums
  1. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 July 20
  2. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 August 10
  3. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 August 10 (2nd)
  4. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 August 17
  5. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 September 20
  6. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 October 5
  7. Charlottesville City Council candidate forum, 2011 November 2
Supervisor Scottsville District
School Board Charlottesville
Christopher J. Dumler (D) Challenger
James C. Norwood (R) Challenger

Candidate forums
  1. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, 2011 October 19
  2. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, 2011 September 14
  3. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, Scottsville, 2011 October 11
  4. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, Scottsville, 2011 November 1
Guian McKee Incumbent
Ivana Kadija Challenger

Candidate forums {{{race4-forums}}}
Supervisor White Hall District
Clerk of Court Charlottesville
Ann H. Mallek (D) Incumbent

Candidate forums
  1. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, 2011 October 19
  2. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors candidate forum, 2011 September 14

Candidate forums {{{race6-forums}}}
Only official candidates declared with the registrar or who have made an official announcement are included above. Charlottesville Tomorrow is a non-partisan organization covering local elections.


On November 8, 2011, voters in Charlottesville and Albemarle County went to the polls for municipal elections, and to participate in Commonwealth-wide races for the Virginia General Assembly.

Candidate selection and registration

Political parties not holding a primary had to select their nominees sometime between June 25, 2011 and August 23, 2011.[1]

Primary elections were delayed due to mandated redistricting. [2] The Charlottesville Democratic Committee had originally announced it would hold a firehouse primary on May 14, 2011 to choose its candidates[3], but moved the event at Burley Middle School on August 20, 2011.

Independent candidates had to submit petition signatures and filing paperwork by August 23, 2011. [2]

Albemarle County races

In Albemarle County, elections were for members of the Board of Supervisors and the Albemarle County School Board in three districts. County voters will also decide the at-large school board seat, sheriff, Commonwealth's Attorney, as well as a Director for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Board of Supervisors

Supervisors' races were held in the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial districts.

Rivanna District

On May 12, Republican incumbent Kenneth C. Boyd from the Rivanna district announced that he would run for re-election at a news conference.[4] On June 15, Democrat Cynthia Neff announced that she would run against Boyd for the Rivanna seat.[5]


Candidate Votes %
Kenneth C. Boyd (R) incumbent, (winner) 2,934 56.57
Cynthia Neff (D) 2,249 43.36
Write-In 4 0.05
Source: State Board of Elections[6]

Scottsville District

Lindsay Dorrier announced on March 23, 2011 that he would not seek another term as Supervisor from Scottsville District, creating an open seat.[7] Christopher J. Dumler announced he would run as a Democrat to succeed Dorrier. On June 2, James C. Norwood announced that he would be running as a Republican for the seat.[8]


Candidate Votes %
Christopher J. Dumler (D) (winner) 2,007 53.96
James C. Norwood (R) 1,708 45.92
Write-In 4 0.10
Source: State Board of Elections[9]

White Hall District

From the White Hall district, Ann Mallek launched her bid for re-election at a press conference on January 13, 2011.[10] She ended up running unopposed. [11]


School Board

At-Large Seat

University of Virginia Doctoral Candidate Ned Gallaway was a candidate for the at-large seat.[12] On May 25, Cindi Burket, a former substitute teacher, announced that she would also run for the at-large seat.[13]

Scottsville District

From the Scottsville district, Steve Koleszar announced his bid for re-election on February 24, 2011.[citation needed]

White Hall District

On May 19, Barbara Massie Mouly, the incumbent from White Hall, announced she will run for re-election.[14]

Commonwealth's Attorney

Denise Lunsford, incumbent Commonwealth Attorney, announced her run for re-election February 10 2011[15].

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

Lonnie Murray and David Norford ran along with incumbent Steven Meeks in a contested election for two available Director seats. [16]

Candidate Votes %
Lonnie M. Murray 9,118 36.98
Steven G. Meeks 8,734 35.42
David B. Norford 6,718 27.24
Write-In 84 0.34
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections.[17]



Charlottesville races

Charlottesville's general election will include races for three seats on City Council, four seats on the Charlottesville School Board, and Charlottesville Clerk of Court , as well as a Director for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

City Council

The seats occupied by David Brown, Holly Edwards, and Satyendra Huja were up for election. After a March 25 announcement Huja[18] is the sole incumbent to seek re-election.

Brown announced in December 2010 he would not seek re-election [19] and Holly Edwards followed suit in February 2011. [20]

Scott Bandy was the first registered candidate to file as an independent.[21] Bob Fenwick has declared his independent candidacy. [22] A socialist candidate, Brandon Collins, announced on his website that he will run. [23] Likewise, [Andrew Williams]] also announced he would run as an independent. [24][25]

In July of 2011, Paul Long told C-VILLE Weekly that he was collecting signatures to run as an independent.[26] Long unsuccessfully ran as an independent in 2009.

Democratic primary

The Charlottesville Democratic Committee held a firehouse primary on August 20, 2011 at Burley Middle School to choose three candidates for the November election for Charlottesville City Council.[3] Announced candidates for the primary were:

Huja, Galvin, and Smith won this nomination. 2,524 ballots were cast, including 284 absentee votes, which surpassed the 2009 record of 1,609.[35] The results caused Mayor Dave Norris and others to criticize the process for not resulting in any candidates who are African-American. [36]

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Results from first round of voting (full results)
Candidates Votes Received Percentage
Satyendra Huja 1,548 61%
Kathy Galvin 1,491 59%
Dede Smith 1,115 44%
Paul Beyer 1,081 43%
Colette Blount 1,080 43%
Brevy Cannon 842 33%
James Halfaday 234 9%

School board

Four seats were available, including the incumbent seats of Kathleen M. Galvin, Colette E. Blount, and Llezelle A. Dugger and the vacant seat of former member Alvin Edwards, filled by Guian McKee.

McKee contested the election for another term, and was the first candidate to announce his candidacy. [37] On July 28th, local health coach Ivana Kadija announced her candidacy for the school board.[38] On July 29th, Amy Laufer announced she would run for one of the four open seats on the Board.[39] On August 4th, Jennifer McKeever announced her candidacy.[40]

Candidate Votes %
Amy J. Laufer 4,178 20.86
Willa M. Neale 3,804 18.99
Colette E. Blount 3,053 15.24
Jennifer L. McKeever 2,854 14.25
Guian A. McKee 2,658 13.27
Ivana Kadija 1,969 9.83
Steven C. Latimer 1,406 7.02
Write In 105 0.52
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[41]


Voters could cast four votes, one for each of the four seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.


Clerk of Court

Four-term incumbent Paul Garrett faced Democratic primary challenges from Llezelle Dugger and Pam Melampy. A candidates forum was held on August 20 at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library's central branch. [42]

Democratic primary

Dugger won the democratic primary election[35].

Voting results
Candidates Votes Received
Llezelle Dugger 1,534
Paul Garrett 656
Pam Melampy 294

References

  1. Web. HB 1507 full text, retrieved February 18, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Some local campaigns on hold until state sets election calendar, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 11 2011, retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. City Democrats Choose Firehouse Primary, Press Release, Charlottesville Democratic Committee, retrieved December 10, 2010.
  4. Web. Albemarle Supervisor Ken Boyd changes mind, declares candidacy, Brendan Fitzgerald, News Article, 12 May 2011, retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. Web. Neff seeks to challenge Boyd for Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Frank Muraca & Brian Wheeler, Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 15 June 2011, retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. Web. Virginia State Board of Elections Elections Database, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved March 17, 2017.
  7. Web. County's Dorrier won't seek re-election, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 24, 2011, retrieved March 24, 2011.
  8. E-mail. . "*Media Advisory* Jim Norwood to Announce Scottsville BoS Run." Message to news@cvilletomorrow.org. 6 June 2011.
  9. Web. My County/City>Albemarle County, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved 29 Nov. 2011.
  10. Web. Ann Mallek announces re-election campaign for Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 13 Jan. 2011, retrieved December 26, 2014.
  11. Web. Battling Parkinson's, Dorrier winding down political career, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, April 3, 2011, retrieved April 4, 2011.
  12. http://nedgallaway.com/about/
  13. Web. Former Substitute Teacher is Albemarle School Board Candidate, 25 May 2011, retrieved 1 June 2011.
  14. Web. Mouly to run for re-election to Albemarle School Board, Sharon C. Fitzgerald, Article, 19 May 2011, retrieved 1 June 2011.
  15. Web. Lunsford officially announces re-election bid, TASHA KATES, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 10 2011, retrieved February 18 2011.
  16. Web. What Is On My Ballot, retrieved 16 September 2011.
  17. Web. November 2011 General Election Official Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved 21 Jan 2012.
  18. Web. Charlottesville City Council Member Huja Seeks Re-Election, nbc29.com, WVIR, Mar 25, 2011
  19. Web. 'Eight years is plenty', The Daily Progress, 21 April 2010, retrieved 6 June 2011.
  20. Web. Breaking news: Holly Edwards will not seek 2nd council term, Schilling Show blog, Feb 21 2011
  21. Web. First City Council Candidate Files Paperwork, 1070 WINA newsradio, Saga Communications, retrieved March 24, 2011.
  22. Web. Fenwick announces new campaign for city council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 11, 2011, retrieved December 26, 2011.
  23. Web. Announcing My Candidacy, Brandon Collins, Brandon Collins, April 25, 2011, retrieved April 25, 2011.
  24. Web. Fry's Spring Resident to Run for City Council, 23 March 2011, retrieved 6 June 2011.
  25. Web. Andrew Williams Announced Candidacy for City Council Sunday, 29 May 2011, retrieved 6 June 2011.
  26. Web. Independent candidate Paul Long declares City Council ambitions, Chiara Canzi, Article, C-Ville Weekly, 22 July 2011, retrieved 25 July 2011.
  27. Web. Democrat Halfaday, James Halfaday, personal site, retrieved February 22, 2011.
  28. Web. Huja launches bid for second term on Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, site, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 25 March 2011, retrieved June 9, 2011.
  29. Web. McIntosh drops out of City Council race, Graham Moomaw, site, The Daily Progress, 16 June 2011, retrieved 16 June 2011.
  30. Web. Beyer announces campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Frank Muraca, site, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 9 June 2011, retrieved June 9, 2015.
  31. Web. Galvin enters race for Democratic nomination to Charlottesville City Council, Brian Wheeler, site, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 19 May 2011, retrieved June 9, 2015.
  32. Web. Smith announces bid for Charlottesville City Council, Frank Muraca & Brian Wheeler, site, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 13 June 2011, retrieved 15 June 2011.
  33. Web. Colette Blount launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 29 June 2011, retrieved 5 July 2011.
  34. Web. Brevy Cannon launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Graham Moomaw, Article, The Daily Progress, 22 June 2011, retrieved 5 July 2011.
  35. 35.0 35.1 Web. Huja, Galvin, Smith get council nods, Graham Moomaw, The Daily Progress, 20 August 2011, retrieved 22 August 2011.
  36. Web. City could have its first Council in 30 years with no black members, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 23, 2011, retrieved August 23, 2011.
  37. Web. McKee first city school board member to announce re-election bid, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 15 2011
  38. Web. Health activist running for city School Board, Graham Moomaw, Article, The Daily Progress, 28 July 2011, retrieved 5 August 2011.
  39. Web. Full-time mom, former teacher files for city School Board, Article, The Daily Progress, 29 July 2011, retrieved 5 August 2011.
  40. Web. McKeever Joins School Board Race, cvillenews.com, August 3, 2011, retrieved August 5, 2011.
  41. Web. November 2011 General Election Results, State Board of Elections, retrieved March 17, 2017.
  42. Web. Forum set for city clerk race, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, July 10, 2011, retrieved July 12, 2011.

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