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David Brown
Councilor David Brown (D-At Large)

District At-Large
Term Start June 2004
Term End December 31, 2011

Term Start 2004
Term End 2007
Succeeded by Dave Norris

Biographical Information

Date of birth Oct. 8, 1954
Age 62
Spouse Jean Hiatt
Children Greg Brown
Evans Brown
Residence Charlottesville, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia
Western States
Chiropractic College
Profession Chiropractor
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David Brown is a former member of the City Council who served from June 2004 to December 2011. He served as Mayor of Charlottesville upon taking his Council seat, and was re-elected in November 2007.


A native of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, David Brown received a BA in History from the University of Virginia in 1977. He graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in 1981, and returned to Charlottesville in 1982. He is member of the Sportsmedicine Advisory Committee of the Virginia High School League, and served on the Virginia Board of Medicine from 1989 – 1997. He is a past President of Offender Aid and Restoration of Charlottesville, and directed the SOCA Outreach program from 2000 – 2003. He was elected to City Council in 2004, and served as Mayor through 2007.

Brown is married to Jean Hiatt and had two sons.

Brown left his practice to serve full-time as a spokesman for the Edison2 project[1].

Committee assignments

In his last year on Council, Brown represened the City on the Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority and the Rivanna River Basin Commission. [2]

Election history

Brown ran for City Council twice, successfully, as a Democrat. In 2007, he was one of three Democrats nominated at a caucus. [3]

He announced in the spring of 2011 that he would not seek a third term. [4]

2004 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
Kendra Hamilton (D) 3,465 64.90
David E. Brown (D) 3,366 63.05
Kevin J. Lynch (D) incumbent 3,183 59.62
Ann Reinicke (R) 1,782 33.38
Kenneth Wayne Jackson (R) 1,557 29.16
Write-In 778 14.57
Vance D. High (I) 717 13.43
Source: City of Charlottesville


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

2007 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
Satyendra Huja (D) 3,797 64.27
David E. Brown (D) incumbent 3,781 50.47
Holly Edwards (D) 3,711 49.53
Peter Kleeman (I) 2,212 na
Barbara Haskins (I) 2,111 35.73
Write-In 95 na

Overall voter turnout for this election was 25.89%. Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%. Charlottesville Tomorrow's 2007 interview with David Brown

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate David Brown (D) - Incumbent * WINNER
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2007 election
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  1. McNeill, Brian. "Local Supercar Races toward Multi-million-dollar Prize | Daily Progress." Home | Daily Progress. 20 July 2010. Web. 21 July 2010. <http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/jul/20/local-supercar-races-toward-multi-million-dollar-p-ar-321688/>.
  2. Charlottesville City Council Meeting. City Hall, Charlottesville. 7 February 2011. Public Meeting.
  3. Web. Brown, Edwards & Huja Nominated for Council, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 2, 2007, retrieved March 11, 2013.
  4. Web. Eight Years Is Plenty: Brown Wont Seek Re-election to Council, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, 21 Apr. 2010
  5. Web. Elections Database, Elections Database, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved July 25, 2017.

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Contact information

1534 Rugby Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
434-293-3800 (W), 434-971-3537 (H)
e-mail: dbrowndc@gmail.com