Bob Fenwick

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Bob Fenwick
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Bob Fenwick (D-Charlottesville)

District At-Large
Term Start January 2014
Term End December 2017

District At-Large
Term Start 2012

Biographical Information

Date of birth March 29, 1945
Age 69
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri
Spouse Victoria Fenwick
Children Austin Fenwick
Ross Fenwick
Residence Charlottesville
Alma mater Georgetown University
B.S. in Physics
George Washington University
Civil Engineering[1]
Profession General contractor
Website website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP
Bob Fenwick was elected to Charlottesville City Council in the November 5, 2013 general election. [2] [3]

He also ran two unsuccessful campaigns as an independent candidate for the Charlottesville City Council during both the 2009 election and 2011 election. He also ran in 2009 and placed third and placed fourth in 2011. [4]

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Biography

Bob Fenwick was a Combat Engineer commander during the Vietnam War and moved to Charlottesville in 1976 when his wife, Victoria Fenwick, attended the University of Virginia Law School.[1] [5]

2013 election for City Council

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[6]


Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Bob Fenwick (D)
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2013 election
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Fenwick tied with Wes Bellamy with 1,088 votes each in the June 11, 2013 Democratic primary. [7] After a count of the provisional ballots, Fenwick edged Bellamy by 5 votes. [3]

Fenwick's total campaign contributions through the period ending May 29, 2013 were $280. All of that consisted of a loan to himself. [8]

Fenwick also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the Public Housing Association of Residents. [9]

In the campaign period from July to August 2013, Fenwick received $4,952 in donations. [10]

2011 election for City Council

Fenwick was an independent candidate for City Council in 2011. He turned in over 1,000 signatures, far exceeding the 125 required to be placed on the ballot. [11] However, he was unable to win in his second attempt. [12]


Candidate Votes %
Satyendra Huja (D) incumbent 4,608 33.3
Kathleen Galvin (D) 4,601 33.2
Deirdre “Dede” Smith (D) 4,547 41.2
Bob Fenwick (I) 2,539 53.7
Brandon Collins (I) 1,477 31.2
Andrew Williams (I) 994 25.0
Scott Bandy (I) 399 3.6
Paul Long (I) 313 7.9
Write-In 133 3.0
Source: City of Charlottesville[13]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Campaign Announcement

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Bob Fenwick (I) - Challenger
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2011 election
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2009 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
Dave Norris (D) incumbent 6,300 38.7
Kristin Szakos (D) 5,083 31.2
Bob Fenwick (I) 3,293 20.2
Paul Long (I) 1,214 7.5
Andrew Williams (I, write-in) 237 1.5
Other Write-In 141 0.9
Source: City of Charlottesville[14]

Overall voter turnout for City of Charlottesville in this election was 37.31%. Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Bob Fenwick (I) - Challenger
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2009 election
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Bob Fenwick, a member of the McIntire Park Preservation Committee, launched his campaign announcement on the steps of his downtown-area home on May 15, 2009. [15] He said his candidacy would be a referendum on the Meadowcreek Parkway. On Friday, September 25th, The Sierra Club endorsed Fenwick along with opponent Dave Norris[16].

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Campaign policy positions

McIntire Park

Meadowcreek Parway

Community Water Supply Plan

Economic Development & Jobs

  1. encouraging people to buy homes,
  2. hiring people to operate and repair City infrastructure,
  3. and providing tax relief for new businesses.[18]

Contact Information

bfenwick@mindspring.com
Phone: (434) 296-6130

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Candidate Submissions to Charlottesville Tomorrow
  2. Web. Szakos, Fenwick win Charlottesville City Council seats, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 5, 2013, retrieved November 6, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. It's official: Fenwick to be on ballot for City Council, K. Burnell Evans and Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 14, 2013, retrieved June 19, 2013.
  4. Web. Dems sweep City Council elections, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 8, 2011, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  5. Web. Fenwick: Community's trust in Council needs restoring, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 2, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. Web. Charlottesville City Council Election Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 11, 2013.
  7. Web. Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 12, 2013, retrieved June 12, 2013.
  8. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  9. Web. [ Questionnaire for City Council Candidatesurl=http://www.pharcville.org/2013/06/04/phar-questionnaire-for-city-council-candidates/], June 4, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  10. Web. Local campaigns garner support from political parties, business PAC, Maggie Ambrose and Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 22, 2013, retrieved October 3, 2013.
  11. Web. Independents battle Democrats, each other for City Council, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 25, 2011, retrieved August 25, 2011.
  12. Web. Dems sweep City Council elections, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 8, 2011, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  13. Web. Official Results November 8, 2011 General Election, City of Charlottesville, 8 Nov. 2011, retrieved 15 Nov. 2011.
  14. Official Results November 3, 2009 General Election. City of Charlottesville, 6 Nov. 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2009. <http://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14908>.
  15. Web. McIntire Park activist Bob Fenwick launches independent campaign for City Council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 15, 2009, retrieved March 11, 2013.
  16. 'Sierra Club Announces Endorsements'
  17. Web. Council candidate holds forum highlighting opposition to Meadowcreek Parkway; Blames Albemarle for its growth and lack of road building, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 19, 2009, retrieved March 11, 2013.
  18. Web. Candidate Bob Fenwick announces agenda for creating local jobs, Brian Wheeler & Julia Glendening, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 7, 2009, retrieved March 11, 2013.


External links

Fenwick has outlined many of his positions on a number of websites that are listed below:

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