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Madison Cummings
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Madison Cummings (D-Samuel Miller)

District Samuel Miller
Term Start 1994
Term End 2001
Succeeded by Gordon Walker

Biographical Information

Place of birth Lexington
Spouse Pat Cummings
Children Kristin, Katy, Josh, and two grandsons Owen and Griffin[1]
Residence North Garden, Virginia
Alma mater Hampden-Sydney College
B.S. in Psychology
Medical College of Virginia (now VCU)
B.S. in Pharmacy[1]
Profession Pharmacist
Website http://madison4albemarle.com
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Madison Cummings is a resident of North Garden, a former member of the Albemarle County School Board, and an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for the Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors in 2009.

Biography

Cummings was born and raised as one of three boys in Lexington, Virginia and graduated from Lexington High School in 1961 as the President of his class.[1] Cummings is currently a part-time pharmacist at the University of Virginia Medical Center. He retired from his full-time work in that same position in 2004. He moved to the area in 1970, is married to Pat Cummings, and has children and grand-children living in the community.

In 1997, Cummings was the first elected member of the Albemarle County School Board to represent the Samuel Miller District. He served two terms on the School Board during 1994-2001 and served as its Vice Chairman. Sally Thomas appointed Cummings to the School Board in 1994, before it became an elected body.

Cummings served on the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families from 2002 to 2008, including two years as the body's chair. He also has served on the governance boards for CATEC and the African-American Teaching Fellows Program. He is a member of the Cove Garden Ruritan Club.

2009 election

Democratic Party Nomination

On May 11, 2009, Cummings received the Democratic nomination to serve as the party's candidate for the Samuel Miller District in the race to succeed Sally Thomas, defeating fellow Democrat Lucia Phinney with 69 votes to Phinney's 48[2].

Campaign

Gordon Walker served as Cummings' campaign manager. Cummings was endorsed by Supervisor Sally Thomas[3].

Results

On November 3, 2009, Cummings was defeated by Republican Duane Snow.

Candidate Votes %
Duane Snow (R) 2,275 44.82
Madison Cummings (D) 2,011 39.62
John Lowry (I) 784 15.45
Write-In 6 0.12
Source: Albemarle County[4].

Overall voter turnout for Albemarle County in this election was 46.7%[5].

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Madison Cummings (D) - Challenger
Office Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Samuel Miller District
Election year 2009 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
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Candidate forums:
  1. Albemarle Supervisor candidate forum, Samuel Miller, 2009 September 30
  2. Albemarle Supervisor candidate forum, 2009 October 15
  3. Albemarle Supervisor candidate forum, 2009 October 22 (1 of 2)
  4. Albemarle Supervisor candidate forum, 2009 October 22 (2 of 2)


1997 election

Cummings won the election to the School Board from the Samuel Miller district.

Candidate Votes %
Madison Cummings 2,137
Shannon Donovan 1,769

[6]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Candidate Submissions to Charlottesville Tomorrow
  2. http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2009/05/cumming_nomination.html 'Albemarle Democrats nominate Madison Cummings for Samuel Miller District']. Sean Tubbs. 11 May 2009. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 12 May 2009
  3. Sally Thomas endorses Madison Cummings for Board of Supervisors Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 8, 2009.
  4. Official Results November 3, 2009 General Election. Schermerhorn, Clarice, Elections Manager, Albemarle County. "Official results." 12 Nov. 2009. E-mail to Charlottesville Tomorrow.
  5. Official Results November 3, 2009 General Election. Schermerhorn, Clarice, Elections Manager, Albemarle County. "Official results." 12 Nov. 2009. E-mail to Charlottesville Tomorrow.
  6. Unofficial election results as reported in The Daily Progress [Charlottesville] 5 Nov. 1997: B3. Print.

External Links

2009 candidate site