2023 election

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This page pertains to article on the 2023 election is which will be held on November 7, 2023 with party primaries (if held): June 20, 2023.[1]

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This page is an overview of the 2023 local elections in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, and possibly other jurisdictions depending on input from users.

Please note that while this may be the latest information taken from the City of Charlottesville website and Virginia Department of Elections, the dates and details are subject to change and it is the responsibility of the candidate seeking election and voter to verify the accuracy of the information.

2023 Election Calendar & Office Term

YEAR PRIMARY ELECTION GENERAL ELECTION TYPE OFFICE TERM
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local City Council (3 seats: Sena Magill; Lloyd Snook; Michael Payne seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local City School Board (4 seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local Albemarle Board of Supervisors (3 seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors (2 seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local Greene County Board of Supervisors (3 seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local Louisa County Board of Supervisors (3 seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local Nelson County Board of Supervisors (2 seats) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 Local Soil & Water Conservation District Director 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 District House of Delegates, District 54 (HD54) 2-year
2323 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 District House of Delegates, District 55 (HD55) 2-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 District State Senate, District 10 (SD10) 4-year
2023 June 20, 2023 November 7, 2023 District State Senate, District 11 (SD11) 4-year

Municipal races

Albemarle County

There are three seats up for election for the Board of Supervisors with races in the Rivanna, Scottsville, and White Hall Districts. The Board of Supervisors of Albemarle County is composed of six members, one from each magisterial district. Supervisors are elected for four-year terms which are staggered at two-year intervals. Albemarle County is one of 95 counties in Virginia holding an election for Board of Supervisors.[1]

Rivanna District

The Rivanna District was technically uncontested in 2019 but Democrat Bea LaPisto Kirtley defeated write-in candidate Michael Johnson with 66 percent of the vote. Johnson raised nearly $100,000. Hallahan raised $92,256.

Scottsville District

Supervisor Donna Price has stated she will not seek reelection to a second term, leaving at least one open race. [2]

Mike Pruitt, a University of Virginia law student, announced his candidacy for the seat on November 26, 2022. This seat was contested in 2019 when Price defeated Republican Mike Hallahan with 55.2 percent of the vote. [3] [4]

White Hall District

Democrat Ann Mallek has won four elections to the White Hall District including a win over Republican Steve Harvey with 56.7 percent. Mallek ran unopposed in 2011 and 2015 but defeated Republican incumbent David Wyant in 2007 with 55.7 percent of the vote.

City of Charlottesville

City Council

Three of the city’s five at-large seats are up this year. First-time Democrats Sena Magill, Michael Payne, and Lloyd Snook may or may not be on the ballot depending on what they announce. Charlottesville is one of only three cities in the state holding city council elections in 2023.[1]

School Board

Charlottesville is one of only three cities in the state holding school board elections in 2023.

Fluvanna County

Two of the five seats on the Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors are up for election. These are the Fork Union District seat held by Mozell Booker and the Palmyra District seat held by Patricia Eager. Both Booker and Eager ran unopposed in 2019.

Greene County

There are three seats up for election in Greene County. These are for the Ruckersville District seat held by Independent Davis Lamb, the Monroe District seat held by Republican Steve Bowman, and the at-large seat held by Dale Herring.

In 2019, Lamb defeated Thomas Joseph Flynn with 52.8 percent of the vote. Incumbent Herring defeated James Murphy 3,373 votes to 2,647 votes. Bowman beat incumbent David Cox for the Monroe District seat 756 votes to 636 votes.

Louisa County

In Louisa County, three of seven Supervisor seats will be on the ballot. These are the Cuckoo District seat held by Willie Gentry Jr, the Louisa District seat occupied by Eric Purcell, and the Jackson District seat held by R. T. “Toni” Williams.

Both Gentry and Purcell were unopposed in 2019. Williams won election in a contested race with 64 percent of the vote.

Nelson County

Two of Nelson County’s five seats are up for election. These are the West District seat held by J. David Parr and the South District seat held by Robert “Skip” Barton. Parr was unopposed in 2019. Barton defeated Larry Saunders in a close race with 560 votes to 510 for his opponent.

General Assembly races

All 100 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates and all 40 districts in the Virginia Senate have been redrawn and will be in use for the first time in the 2023 election. [5]

The Who's My Legislator? service is an online tool where the public at-large can determine what legislators represent them. Users can enter their home address or use map based navigation to see their Virginia House and Senate representatives, as well as those in the U.S. House and Senate.

2021 redistricting

Following the 2020 census, all Senate districts were renumbered in 2021. This means past versions are unrelated to the current boundaries.

On April 26, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau delivered apportionment counts and on December 28, 2021 the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously approved new congressional and state legislative maps. Virginia General Assembly members are required to live in the districts they serve or are running to represent. Legislators have to prove their residency in the new districts in order to qualify as valid candidates. The Virginia Constitution states that any delegate or senator who moves out of their current district to run in a new one automatically forfeits the office they hold. "A senator or delegate who moves his residence from the district for which he is elected shall thereby vacate his office."

House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates consists of 100 members who each represent approximately 86,000 Virginians. Delegates serve two-year terms. All 100 seats will be on the ballot in November 2023. Representation from that election begins January, 2024.

District: 54

  • Incumbent : No incumbent lives in or is running in the district, which was redrawn in 2022.
Locality (following the 2021 redistricting) Voters Share of District
City of Charlottesville 38,880 52.64%
Albemarle County (partial) 34,974 47.36%

District: 55

Locality (following the 2021 redistricting) Voters Share of District
Albemarle County (partial) 54,571 82.45%
Louisa County (partial) 7,422 11.21%
Nelson County (partial) 4,166 6.29%
Fluvanna County (partial) 25 0.04%

Virginia State Senate

The Senate of Virginia consists of 40 members who each represent approximately 215,000 Virginians. Senators serve four-year terms. All 40 seats will be on the ballot in November 2023.

District: 10

  • Incumbent Senator: No incumbent lives in or is running in the district, which was redrawn in 2022.
  • Locality (following the 2021 redistricting): Hanover County (partial), Powhatan County, Louisa County (partial), Fluvanna County, Goochland County, Buckingham County, Appomattox County, Amelia County, Prince Edward County (partial), and Cumberland County.

There are four Republicans running including Duane Adams, the Mineral District Supervisor in Louisa County. The others are Sally Brindley, Jack Dyer, and John McGuire.

District: 11

Creigh Deeds has announced his run for the new 11th Senate District in the 2023 election. [6] Delegate Sally Hudson (HD57) is also seeking the seat. [7] Sen. Creigh Deeds is able to move from rural Bath County to Charlottesville to run in a redrawn district, because Charlottesville is part of the area he represented prior to the 2023 election.

The new Senate map, approved (December 28, 2021) by the Virginia Supreme Court, places Deeds in the newly drawn 2nd District. Deeds says more than 60% of his current constituents are in the area that includes Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Nelson County, which are now part of Senate District 11. Deeds is making the move from Bath County so he can run for office in the new 11th District.[8] Since 2001, Deeds has represented the 25th Senate District. Previous to the 2021 redistricting, SD25 was based in the City of Charlottesville and much of surrounding Albemarle County, stretching to also include all of Alleghany County, Bath County, Highland County, Nelson County, Rockbridge County, and the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, and Lexington.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. SCHEDULE OF GENERAL ELECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS, REV11/2021, retrieved November 16, 2022.
  2. Web. Price will not seek re-election to second term in Albemarle's Scottsville District, Sean TUbbs, News Article, Town Crier Productions, May 9, 2022, retrieved November 28, 2022.
  3. Web. [1], Sean Tubbs, News Article, Town Crier Productions, November 27, 2022, retrieved November 28, 2022.
  4. Web. Mike Pruitt announces candidacy for Albemarle Co. Board of Supervisors, Dryden Quigley, NBC29, Gray Media Goup, November 28, 2022, retrieved November 29, 2022.
  5. Web. Deeds announces re-election campaign, News Staff, News Article, CBS19, September 19, 2022, retrieved September 24, 2022.
  6. Web. New legislative districts now in effect, News Article, Town Crier Productions, December 29, 2021, retrieved June 6, 2022.
  7. Web. Del. Sally Hudson announces run for State Senate seat, Eva Surovell, News Article, Cavalier Daily, November 21, 2022, retrieved November 24, 2022.
  8. https://www.nbc29.com/2022/01/04/va-state-sen-deeds-moving-run-new-11th-district/ Creigh Deeds(WVIR) By Andrew Webb Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 4:13 PM EST

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