Michael Payne

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Michael Payne
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Michael Payne, age 26

Charlottesville City Council
Party Democrat
For term to start January 2020
Term End January 2023

Biographical Information

Place of birth Virginia
Residence Charlottesville, VA
Alma mater College of William & Mary
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Michael Payne was elected to the Charlottesville City Council on November 5, 2019, placing third in a six-way race. [1]

Payne is a community organizer focusing on affordable housing issues. He announced his campaign on January 8, 2019.[2]

Payne has represented Habitat Virginia on statewide affordable housing issues and volunteers with the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition.[3]

Early life and education

Payne graduated from Albemarle High School. He moved to the city after graduating from the College of William & Mary in 2015 with a degree in government.

Political career

Payne has been involved with several Democratic campaigns, including Tom Perriello's 2010 congressional run and several House of Delegates campaigns. He co-founded Indivisible Charlottesville, a progressive political action organization, and is a former co-chair of the Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of America.[4]


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2019 election for City Council

At a campaign forum on February 23 sponsored by LauraPAC, Payne said he would work to encourage zoning reform in Charlottesville to encourage the development of more housing units within the city. [5]

Key staff members

General election results

Candidates Votes %
Sena Magill (D) 8,420 25.97
Lloyd Snook (D) 8,133 25.08
Michael Payne (D) 7,816 24.10
Bellamy Brown (I) 5,736 17.69
Paul Long (I) 1,253 3.86
John Edward Hall (I) 837 2.58
Write-In 232 0.72
Source: State Board of Elections[7]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Primary results

Candidates Votes %
Michael Payne (D) 3,657 24.98
Lloyd Snook (D) 3,501 23.91
Sena Magill (D) 3,183 21.74
Brian Pinkston (D) 3,073 20.99
Bob Fenwick (D) 1,277 8.38
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[8]


  • Voters could select up to three candidate

Policy positions

References

  1. Web. Democrats Magill, Snook, Payne sweep City Council race, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 5, 2019, retrieved November 5, 2019.
  2. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved June 16, 2019.
  4. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved June 16, 2019.
  5. Web. Five Democratic council candidates make their cases at forum, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 23, 2019, retrieved February 24, 2019.
  6. https://https://www.linkedin.com › olivia-patton-9781175a
  7. Web. 2015 November General, State Board of Elections, November 6, 2011, retrieved November 12, 2019.
  8. Web. 2019 June Primary Results - Charlottesville, State Board of Elections, June 11, 2019, retrieved June 12, 2019.

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