Diantha McKeel

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Diantha McKeel
Diantha McKeel announcing her candidacy

District Jack Jouett
Term Start January 2014
Term End December 2017
Preceded by Dennis S. Rooker

Term Start 1998
Preceded by Karen L. Powell

Preceded by Steve Koleszar
Succeeded by Gordon Walker

Biographical Information

Date of birth April 7, 1950
Age 67
Website Campaign Website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP
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Diantha McKeel won election to the Albemarle Board of Supervisors on November 5, 2013. [1]

She previously served four terms as a member of the Albemarle County School Board representing the Jack Jouett Magisterial District. She announced she will seek election to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and was endorsed by Dennis Rooker. [2]

Through May 29, 2013, McKeel had raised $19,742 in campaign funds, inluding a $5,000 donation from Rooker's campaign as well as a $5,000 donation fromm Sonjia Smith. Palmer raised $20,461 in campaign contributions between April and May 29, 2013. [3]

McKeel received the endorsement of the Albemarle County Democratic Committee in September 2013.

Election history

McKeel has won four elections for the Jack Jouett seat on the Albemarle School Board.

2013 election for Supervisor

McKeel defeated Phillip Seay in the November 5, 2013 general election. She raised $4,975 in campaign funds in July and August 2013. [4]

Candidate Votes %
Diantha McKeel (I) (winner) 2,522 69.86
Phillip Seay (I) 1,070 29.64
Write-In 18 0.50
Source: State Board of Elections[5]
Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Diantha McKeel (I) - WINNER
Office Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Jack Jouett District
Election year 2013 election
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2009 election for School Board

Candidate Votes %
Diantha H. McKeel (I) incumbent 2,521 98.48
Write-In 39 1.52
Source: Albemarle County[6]

Overall voter turnout for Albemarle County in this election was 46.7%[6]

2005 election for School Board

Candidate Votes %
Diantha H. McKeel (I) incumbent 2,771 98.89
Write-In 31 1.11

2001 election for School Board

Candidate Votes %
Diantha H. McKeel (I) incumbent 2,022 65.93
Cyndra H. Van Clief 1,039 33.88
Write-In 6 0.20

1997 election for School Board

Candidate Votes %
Diantha McKeel (I) 1,902



  1. Web. Democrats gain advantage on Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, J. Reynolds Hutchins, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 5, 2013, retrieved November 5, 2013.
  2. Web. Rooker Not Running for Re-election, Charlottesville Newsplex, April 3, 2013, retrieved April 4, 2013.
  3. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. Web. Local campaigns garner support from political parties, business PAC, Maggie Ambrose and Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 22, 2013, retrieved October 3, 2013.
  5. Web. Albemarle County, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 11, 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 E-mail. Schermerhorn, Clarice, Elections Manager, Albemarle County. "Official Results November 3, 2009 General Election.." Message to Charlottesville Tomorrow. 12 Nov. 2009.
  7. Unofficial election results as reported in The Daily Progress [Charlottesville] 5 Nov. 1997: B3. Print.