Philip Melita (R-Samuel Miller) at the 2009 Albemarle County Republican Caucus
Former candidate for
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
|Election||May 2009 Republican Caucus|
“Now that I’m retired, I have always had an interest in civic duty,” said Melita in an interview. “I have some concerns with fiscal issues. [Albemarle County] is not as out of control as the federal and state government, but it is heading down the same path. We need some more fiscal sense.”
Melita said he was running to preserve the quality of life in the community while not over taxing the residents. He expressed concern about Albemarle’s rate of spending exceeding population growth and inflation. “Why is that? I don’t know the answer, but it doesn’t make any sense to me,” said Melita.
Melita has been a resident of the Whippoorwill neighborhood since 1983. As of 2011, Melita teaches at the University of Virginia as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies where he focuses on the human resources field. Melita worked at GE-Fanuc until 1988 spending 20-years in GE’s human resources division. After GE, Melita and his wife did a weekly commute to McLean, VA while she was teaching at Prince William County Schools and he was working for several firms in Northern Virginia.
Melita and his wife have three grown children. Melita earned a BS degree from Queens College, an MBA from Adelphi, and his Ed.D. from George Washington University.
At the Albemarle County Republican Caucus on May 26, 2009, Melita yielded the race to Duane Snow before the ballots were officially counted once it became clear Snow had a majority of votes.
- Wheeler, Brian A. "Philip Melita to seek Republican nomination for Board of Supervisors from Samuel Miller; Duane Snow to announce Thursday." Weblog post. Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. 17 May 2009. 23 May 2009 <http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2009/05/melita_snow.html>.
- Tubbs, Sean. "Albemarle Republicans nominate Snow, Thomas as candidates for Board of Supervisors." Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. 26 May 2009. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 28 May 2009 <http://www.cvilletomorrow.org>