Opportunity for All

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Opportunity for All was a political action committee formed in 2000 by Lee Danielson in response to perceived government roadblocks. During the 2000 election for City Council, Opportunity for All donated $20,000 to support a business-friendly hybrid ticket of Republicans Jon Bright and Elizabeth Fortune, plus Democrat Meredith Richards. [1]

Opportunity for All called 3,000 potential voters in what the C-VILLE Weekly called a “push poll” to promote the Meadowcreek Parkway.

2000 election results

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[2]

Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.[3]


  1. Web. Brawl on the mall, John Borgmeyer, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, June 7, 2003, retrieved May 13, 2018. Print. June 7, 2003 .
  2. Web. Official Results May 2, 2000 City Council Election, city website, City of Charlottesville, retrieved 6 May 2011.
  3. Official results City of Charlottesville, retrieved 24 June 2009.