Elizabeth Fortune

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Elizabeth Fortune was a Republican candidate for Charlottesville City Council in 2000.


Fortune holds an M.B.A. from James Madison University and a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama. In 1997, she was a fellow at the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. From 1996 to 2010, she served as Associate Dean of Finance and Administration at the University of Virginia, serving as the chief financial and administrative officer for the School of Architecture.

2000 election

Fortune ran unsuccessfully for one of three open seats on City Council in the 2000 election as a Republican.[1]

Fortune was also supported by the political action committee Opportunity for All, which supported a business-friendly hybrid ticket with fellow Republican Jon Bright and Democrat Meredith Richards. [2]

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[3]

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


  1. Web. City Council candidates prepare for race, Michael Loatman, Cavalier Daily, March 9, 2000, retrieved May 13, 2018.
  2. Web. Brawl on the mall, John Borgmeyer, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, June 7, 2003, retrieved May 13, 2018. Print. June 7, 2003 .
  3. Web. Official Results May 2, 2000 City Council Election, city website, City of Charlottesville, retrieved August 4, 2022.

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