2013 election

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The general election of November 5, 2013 saw four new candidates elected to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the return of Kristin Szakos to the Charlottesville City Council and the election of Councilor-elect Bob Fenwick. [1] [2]


Albemarle County

Jack Jouett District

Board of Supervisors

On April 3, 2013, Dennis Rooker announced he would not seek a fourth term for the Jack Jouett Magisterial District. Instead, he endorsed fellow independent Diantha McKeel.[3]

McKeel faced fellow independent Phillip Seay in the general election.[4]

McKeel defeated Seay in the general election. [1]


Candidate Votes %
Diantha McKeel (I) (winner) 2,522 69.86
Phillip Seay (I) 1,070 29.64
Write-In 18 0.50
Source: State Board of Elections[5]

School Board

Katherine Lee Acuff filed her candidacy papers for Diantha McKeel's open seat the week of June 3, 2013.[6] She won in an uncontested race.


Candidate Votes %
Katherine Lee Acuff (I) (winner) 2,945 98.89
Write-In 33 1.11
Source: State Board of Elections[7]

Rio District

Board of Supervisors

Rodney Thomas announced on December 5, 2012 that he will run for a second-term. Brad Sheffield, assistant director of JAUNT, announced he would seek the Democratic nomination on April 23, 2013.[8] Sheffield defeated Thomas. [1]


Candidate Votes %
Brad Sheffield (D) (winner) 3,318 56.68
Rodney S. Thomas (R) 2,525 43.13
Write-In 11 0.19
Source: State Board of Elections[9]

School Board

Candidate Votes %
Pam Moynihan (I) (winner) 4,544 98.80
Write-In 55 1.20
Source: State Board of Elections[10]

Samuel Miller District

Board of Supervisors

Duane Snow announced his candidacy for a second term on February 27, 2013.[11]

Liz Palmer announced on April 11, 2013 that she would seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Snow in the general election.[12]

Palmer defeated Snow. [1]


Candidate Votes %
Liz Palmer (D) (winner) 3,715 56.62
Duane Snow (R) 2,841 43.30
Write-In 5 0.08
Source: State Board of Elections[13]

School Board

Candidate Votes %
Eric Strucko (I) (winner) 4,442 98.27
Write-In 78 1.73
Source: State Board of Elections[14]

Scottsville District

Board of Supervisors

There was a special election to fill the vacancy left when Chris Dumler resigned his seat after pleaing to a misdemenaor sexual battery charge. Cynthia Burket was the Republican nominee. [15] Jane Dittmar was the Democrat. [16]

Dittmar defeated Burket. [1]


Candidate Votes %
Jane Dittmar (D) (winner) 2,830 57.72
Cindi Burket (R) 2,061 42.04
Write-In 12 0.24
Source: State Board of Elections[17]

Charlottesville

There are two City Council seats and three school board seats up for re-election. There will also be elections for City Treasurer and Commissioner of Revenue.

City Council

The Charlottesville City Council seats held by Dave Norris and Kristin Szakos were up for reelection. Szakos won re-election, and Bob Fenwick won election after two unsuccessful runs by an independent. [2]

Norris did not seeking a third term.[18] [19]


Candidate Votes %
Kristin Szakos (D) incumbent 7,411 34.89
Bob Fenwick (D) 6,650 31.31
Mike Farruggio (R) 3,897 18.35
Charles L. Weber, Jr. (R) 3,172 14.93
Write-In 112 .53
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[20]


Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

The Charlottesville Democratic Committee chose its nominees during a statewide primary on June 11, 2013.[21]

  • Szakos announced her candidacy for a second term on February 14, 2013.[22] At the time, she was introduced by Wes Bellamy, who said he would not be a candidate.
  • Wes Bellamy changed his mind and announced his decision to run on March 13, 2013.[23]
  • Bob Fenwick, a former Republican who ran as independent in 2009 and 2011, ran as a Democrat in the spring of 2013.[24]

The two other Democratic candidates for the June 11 primary were:

Szakos placed first in the primary with 1,370 votes, or 29 percent of the vote. Bellamy and Fenwick tied with 1,088 votes apiece and count of provisional ballots was due to be completed by Friday, June 14, 2013.[27] Fenwick edged Bellamy by five votes when the provisional ballots were counted.[28]

Republican resurgence

On April 25, 2013, retiring police sergeant Mike Farruggio and attorney Buddy Weber announced they will run as Republicans. This will be the first time the party has run multiple candidates since 2000.[29]

School Board

No Charlottesville School Board races are contested. Up for re-election are Juandiego Wade, Leah Puryear, and Ned Michie.


Candidate Votes %
Ned Michie (I) 7,436 33.66
Leah Puryear (I) 7,357 33.31
Juandiego Wade (I) 7,136 32.31
Write-In 160 .72
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[30]


Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

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Other races

Special election for treasurer

Judge Edward Hogshire ruled that the city must hold a special election for treasure and it was held on April 2, 2013.[33] The Charlottesville Democratic Committee has chosen to hold a firehouse primary to choose its nominee.[21] Jason Vandever defeated John Pfaltz with 75 percent of the vote.[34]

Commissioner of Revenue

Two Democrats sought the nomination to succeed Lee Richards as commissioner of the revenue. Jonathan Stevens and Todd Divers were the two candidates vying to be the winner in the June primary.[19] Divers defeated Stevens.[35]

Divers won election, defeating two independent candidates.[citation needed]

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