Mitch Van Yahres
|Mitchell Van Yahres|
Mitch Van Yahres (D-57)
Virginia General Assembly
|Preceded by||Thomas J. Michie, Jr.|
|Succeeded by||David Toscano|
|Preceded by||Dutch Vogt|
|Succeeded by||Francis Fife|
|Date of birth||October 21, 1926|
|Date of death|| February 8, 2008 (aged 81
|Place of birth||Mineola, New York|
|Place of death||Charlottesville, Virginia|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Louise Franklin|
|Children|| Michel (Mike),
Laura V. Ganz,
and Elizabeth A. Nave
|Alma mater||Cornell University|
|Profession||Arborist, Tree Surgeon|
Democrat Mitchell "Mitch" Van Yahres (1926-2008) served as Mayor of Charlottesville from 1970 to 1972. He also represented Charlottesville and parts of Albemarle County for over two dozen years in the General Assembly as the Delegate from the 57th House District.
During his campaign for Council in 1968, Van Yahres ran on a platform to increase fair housing.
Van Yahres remembered
Mitch was a Delegate who at times was known as the patron saint of unpopular causes.
His legacy with me is that I want to grow up and be like him.—long-time aide Connie Jorgenson
Mitch was always about cultivating the next generation of leadership.
Mitch Van Yahres' footprints will be seen forever in Charlottesville.
|Joseph W. Wright Jr. (R)||2,448||42.1%|
|Kenneth E. Davis (R)||2,359||40.6%|
|Mitchell Van Yahres (D)||2,296||39.5%|
|Lois Mothes (R)||2,160||37.1%|
|Henry Floyd Johnson (I)||2,141||36.8%|
|Collett M. Thach (D)||2,129||36.6%|
|Geraldine A. Meyung (D)||2,069||35.6%|
|Source: City of Charlottesville|
Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.
- 'Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', 10 Aug. 2006. Lisa Provence. The Hook. 2 May 2009.
- Mitch Van Yahres remembered." Interview. Audio blog post. Charlottesville Podcasting Network. 12 Feb. 2008. 9 June 2009 <http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2008/02/12/mitch-van-yahres-remembered/>.
- Web. Election Results for June 11, 1968, City of Charlottesville, retrieved December 31, 2010.