Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters

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Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters

Term Start 1988
Term End 1990
Preceded by Frank Buck
Succeeded by Alvin Edwards

Biographical Information

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Democrat Elizabeth "Bitsy" Waters served as Mayor of Charlottesville from 1988 to 1990. She is also a member of the Charlottesville Tree Commission. [1]


Waters claims to be the first Mayor to deliver a presentation to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors[2].

1988 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
Bitsy Waters (D) 3,496 51.19
Tom Vandever (D) 3,326 48.70
Alvin Edwards (D) 3,332 48.79
David Sheffield (R) 3,291 48.19
Margaret Carter (R) 3,145 46.05
Judith Wright (R) 3,112 45.57

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

External links


  1. Web. Tree Commission, City of Charlottesville, retrieved November 3, 2014.
  2. 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009