Debra M. Shipp

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Debra M. Shipp
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Debra M. Shipp

Electoral District At-Large
Term Start 2008 (8 yr. term)
Preceded by Shelby J. Marshall

Biographical Information

Date of birth Mar. 11, 1958
Age 66
Profession Clerk of the Court
Albemarle County Circuit Court

Debra M. Shipp is the Albemarle County Clerk of Court.

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Election history

Shipp was first elected in 2007 after serving for 30 years in the clerk's office under then clerk Shelby Marshall. Shipp is also a member of the Charlottesville Dogwood Festival Board of Directors.

Candidates Votes %
Debra M. Shipp (D) 11,828
John F. Dawson, Jr. (R) 6,809
Alan S. Van Clief (I) 3,227
Write-In 20

State audits

Under Shipp, an audit of the 2011 election records by the Commonwealth's Auditor of Public Accounts showed deficiencies in the office including filing errors and failure to invoice, deposit, and invest funds in a timely fashion.[1] Also occurring in 2011 Shipp lost her son in a fatal automobile accident.


  1. Web. Albemarle court clerk's errors could be costly, Samantha Koon, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, 15 Sept 2012