Brad Sheffield

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Brad Sheffield
Brad Sheffield (D-Rio)

Electoral District Rio District
Term Start January 2014
Term End December 2017
Preceded by Rodney Thomas
Succeeded by Ned Gallaway

Biographical Information

Date of birth January 1, 1974
Age 50
Spouse Christi Sheffield
Children Taylor Sheffield
Alexandra Sheffield
Residence Charlottesville
Alma mater University of Virginia (B.A. and M.A. in Urban and Environmental Planning)
Profession Executive Director, JAUNT
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Jaymie L. "Brad" Sheffield is a former executive director of JAUNT who was asked to resign in December 2020 following an investigation by radio host Rob Schilling into questionable spending that led to an audit that revealed tens of thousands of expenses on business trips. Sheffield resigned but claimed no wrong-doing. In May 2021, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation announced an investigation. [1]

He also served one term on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors representing the Rio District from 2014 to 2017. [2] He opted not to run for a second term. [3]

Sheffield announced his campaign to run for the Democratic nomination for the Rio District seat on the Board of Supervisors on April 23, 2013. [4] Sheffield raised $7,760 between April and May 29, 2013, including one $5,000 contribution from Sonjia Smith.[5]


Sheffield moved to the community in 1998 to attend the University of Virginia, where he received a masters in urban and environmental planning. He and his family left the area to work in southwest Georgia and Tallahassee, Florida before moving back to work for the Renaissance Planning Group.[6]

Election 2013

Sheffield raised $10,989 in campaign donations in July and August 2013. [7]

Candidates Votes %
Brad Sheffield (D) Winner 3,318 56.68
Rodney Thomas (R) Incumbent 2,525 43.13
Write-In 11 0.19
Source: State Board of Educations[8]
Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Brad Sheffield (D) - WINNER
Office Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Rio District
Election year 2013 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

Audio of campaign announcement

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  1. Web. State launches investigation into JAUNT’s “troubling” spending, funding paused, RIley Wyant, News Article, WVIR NBC29, May 21, 2021, retrieved May 26, 2021.
  2. Web. Democrats gain advantage on Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, J. Reynolds Hutchins, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 5, 2013, retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. Web. Sheffield won’t seek re-election to Rio District, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 7, 2017, retrieved October 25, 2017.
  4. Web. Transportation planner to challenge Thomas in Rio district, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 23, 2013, retrieved April 24, 2013.
  5. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. Web. Sheffield announces challenge for Thomas' seat, J. Reynolds Hutchins, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 23, 2013, retrieved April 24, 2013.
  7. Web. Local campaigns garner support from political parties, business PAC, Maggie Ambrose and Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 22, 2013, retrieved October 3, 2013.
  8. Web. Albemarle County Election Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 11, 2013.

External Links

Official site