Charlottesville Democratic Committee

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The Charlottesville Democratic Committee (aka "Cville Dems" and "Charlottesville Democratic Party") runs the City of Charlottesville's branch of the Democratic party.

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Voting Precinct Chairs ( after April 7, 2023 revised boundary lines)
Year Buford Carver CHS Clark Jackson-Via Johnson Key Recreation Venable Walker
2024 Dashad Cooper Steven Johnson Lucy Pola Leonard Schoppa Mike Cameron Ned Michie Kristine Montamat Laura Shea Noemi Paz Carrie Schaffer Ivy Hinton John Shepherd Cyndy Chapman Dave Chapman Lyle Solla-Yates Hugh Colvin James Quillen Erica Goldfarb
Voting Precinct Chairs (prior to April 7, 2023 revised boundary lines)
Year Alumni Hall Buford Carver Clark Johnson Key Recreation Tonsler Venable Walker
2023[1] Erica Goldfarb Jay C. Brown Mary Jane Gore Kathryn S. Laughon Dudley Doane Alex Bryant Carrson Everett Chris Meyer Carrie Schaffer (vacant) Barbara Shenefield Erin Corbett Dashad Cooper Noemi Paz Lyle Solla-Yates (vacant) Michael Cameron (vacant)
2019 Erica Goldfarb Gail McIntosh (vacant) Kathryn Laughon Sena Magill Mieke Zylstra (vacant) Rich Fravel Nancy Damon Kurt Schlegel John McLaran Eberhard Jehle Mark Day (vacant) Corey Runkel Isaac Weintz Mark Harris Brian Pinkston

As of April 7th 2023, the boundary lines for the city’s nine voting precincts were officially revised. Under the revisions, Tonsler Recreation Center and Alumni Hall were removed as polling locations, while Jackson-Via Elementary School and Charlottesville High School become polling places.

2024 Party Officers & Precinct Chairs

The Biennial Reorganization meeting was held on January 13, 2024. The Precinct Representatives and ex officio members, who together make up the Charlottesville Democratic Committee (“The Full Committee”), elected candidates for the following offices:

Executive Committee

Four other positions on the Executive Committee that are appointed, not elected:

  1. Communications: Mary Jane Gore
  2. Voter Registration: Suzanne Michels
  3. Voter Protection: Jeremy Jones
  4. Fundraising: vacant

Precinct Chairs & Co-chairs

  • Buford: Co-Chair Dashad Cooper, Co-Chair Steven Johnson
  • Carver: Co-Chair Lucy Pola, Co-Chair Leonard Schoppa
  • CHS: Co-Chair Mike Cameron, Co-Chair Ned Michie, Vice Chair Kristine Montamat
  • Clark: Chair Laura Shea
  • Jackson-Via: Co-Chair Noemi Paz, Co-Chair Carrie Schaffer
  • Johnson:  Co-Chair Ivy Hinton, Co-Chair John Shepherd
  • Key Rec: Co-Chair Cyndy Chapman, Co-Chair Dave Chapman
  • Venable: Chair Lyle Solla-Yates
  • Walker: Co-Chair Hugh Colvin, Co-Chair James Quillen, Vice Chair Erica Goldfarb

2023 Officers & Precinct Chairs

Party Officers[2]

Precinct Chairs[3]

2019 Officers & Precinct Chairs

Party Officers

Alumni Hall Precinct

Buford Precinct

Carver Precinct

Clark Precinct

Johnson Precinct

Recreation Precinct

Tonsler Precinct

Venable Precinct

Walker Precinct

2015 Officers

2014 Officers

  • Pam DeGuzman, Co-Chair
  • Erin Monaghan, Co-Chair
  • Jonathan Stevens, First Vice-Chair
  • Stephanie Grady, Secretary,
  • Jason Vandever, Treasurer.

2010 Officers

Election 2011

The committee held a "firehouse primary" on August 20, 2011 to nominate three candidates for City Council. The unofficial count shortly after the polls closed was 2,524 votes including 284 absentee votes. It will be held at Burley Middle School. [4]This is delayed from its originally scheduled date of May 14, 2011[5].


  1. Web. Officers & Precinct Chairs, Charlottesville Democratic Committee, updated 1/14/2023, retrieved January 14, 2023.
  2. Web. Officers & Precinct Chairs, Charlottesville Democratic Committee, November 11, 2023, retrieved November 11, 2023.
  3. Web. Officers & Precinct Chairs, Charlottesville Democratic Committee, November 11, 2023, retrieved November 11, 2023.
  4. Web. City Democrats Set Primary Date, Charlottesville City Democratic Party, March 1, 2011, retrieved March 2, 2011.
  5. Web. City Democrats Choose Firehouse Primary, Press Release, Charlottesville Democratic Committee, retrieved December 10, 2010.

External links

Official site