Blake Caravati

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Blake Caravati

Term Start 2000
Term End 2002
Preceded by Virginia Daugherty
Succeeded by Maurice Cox

District at large
Term Start 1999
Term End 2006

Biographical Information

Spouse Paula Caravati
Profession Developer
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Blake Caravati is the owner of Vector Construction and serves on the board of Piedmont Council for the Arts and Offender Aid and Restoration. [1].

Caravati served on City Council from 1999 to 2006 and was Mayor of Charlottesville from 2000 to 2002. He was elected as Mayor on July 3, 2000. [2]

Arrest

On September 9, 2011 Caravati was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor assault against his wife.[1][3] Ron Morris, the Commonwealth's Attorney in Greene County, was appointed as a special prosecutor. [4] Caravati appeared in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on October 21, 2011 and was ordered to undergo nine months of counseling. [5]


Meadowcreek Parkway

Caravati has described himself as the "swing vote" on the Meadowcreek Parkway[6].

"I had campaigned against it-- then changed my mind as an elected official," Caravati said.

Election history

Caravati ran as a Democrat in both elections. He opted not to seek a third term in early January 2006. [7]

2002 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
J. Blake Caravati (D) incumbent 2,512 33.96
Robert S. Schilling (R) 2,176 29.42
Alexandria P. Searls (D) 2,049 27.70
Stratton J. Salidis (I) 659 8.91


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

1998 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
David Toscano (D) incumbent 2,589 57.55
J. Blake Caravati (D) 2,345 52.13
Michael Crafaik (R) 1,679 37.32
James King (I) 1,539 34.21


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

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Caravati charged: Former mayor arrested for spouse assault, Courteney Stuart, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, Sept 14th, 2011 4:18pm
  2. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, July 3, 2000.
  3. Web. Caravati court date set for Friday, staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, September 13, 2011
  4. Web. Special prosecutor appointed in Caravati case, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, September 16, 2011, retrieved September 19, 2011.
  5. Web. Anger management: Former mayor Caravati will get counseling, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, October 21,2011, retrieved June 28, 2012. Print. October 27, 2011 , 1043, .
  6. Web. 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 10 Aug. 2006, retrieved 2 May 2009.
  7. Web. City Councilor Caravati not seeking 3rd term, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 9, 2006, retrieved May 21, 2015.