2000 election

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On May 2, 2000 Charlottesville held elections for three seats on the City Council.

City Council

One of the issues in the race was the future of the Meadowcreek Parkway. The group Democrats for Change formed to oppose its construction. That group also sought to move to a directly-elected Charlottesville mayor. [1]

Republicans who ran that year also opposed the parkway. The committee nominated Jon Bright, Elizabeth Fortune and John Pfaltz. The Democrats nominated incumbents Maurice Cox and Meredith Richards as well as newcomer Kevin Lynch. [1]

Candidates Votes %
Maurice Cox (D) incumbent 2,931 56.15
Meredith Richards (D) incumbent 2,734 52.38
Kevin Lynch (D) 2,723 52.16
Jon Bright (R) 1,946 37.28
Elizabeth Fortune (R) 1,793 34.35
John Pfaltz (R) 1,701 32.59
Kevin Cox (I) 740 14.18
Stratton Salidis (I) 317 6.07
Source: City of Charlottesville[2]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. City Council candidates prepare for race, Michael Loatman, Cavalier Daily, March 9, 2000, retrieved May 13, 2018.
  2. Web. Official Results May 2, 2000 City Council Election, city website, City of Charlottesville, retrieved August 4, 2022.