Kevin Lynch

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Kevin Lynch served two terms on the Charlottesville City Council from 2000 to 2008.


Lynch was born on June 5, 1962 in Alexandria, Virginia. He came to Charlottesville in 1980 to attend the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor's of Science in Electrical Engineeering.

Lynch worked for GE-Fanuc before leaving to become an independent contractor. [1]

Prior to his election, Lynch was a member of the group Townwatch, which formed to oppose efforts to commercialize the Downtown Mall. [citation needed]

Public service

Lynch served as the president of the Federation of Neighborhoods (1998-1999) and president of the Martha Jefferson Neighborhood Association (1996-1997). Lynch was also a founding member of Sensible Transportation Alternatives to the Meadowcreek Parkway. He was also a member of Citizens for a Sustainable Water Plan. [2] [1]

Election history

2004 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Kendra Hamilton (D) 3,465 64.90
David E. Brown (D) 3,366 63.05
Kevin J. Lynch (D) incumbent 3,183 59.62
Ann Reinicke (R) 1,782 33.38
Kenneth Wayne Jackson (R) 1,557 29.16
Write-In 778 14.57
Vance D. High (I) 717 13.43
Source: City of Charlottesville


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

2000 election for City Council

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[4]

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


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. A Guide to the Papers of Kevin Lynch., University of Virginia Special Collections, retrieved July 9, 2022.
  2. Web. Kevin Lynch on the $70 million estimate for new Ragged Mountain Dam, Coy Barefoot, Podcast, WINA, Charlottesville, VA, September 24, 2008, retrieved March 27, 2021.
  3. Web. Elections Database, Elections Database, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved July 25, 2017.
  4. Web. Official Results May 2, 2000 City Council Election, city website, City of Charlottesville, retrieved August 4, 2022.