Richard Randolph

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Richard Randolph

Electoral District Scottsville
Term Start Jan. 2016
Term End Dec. 2019
Preceded by Jane Dittmar
Succeeded by Donna Paula Price

Electoral District Scottsville
Term Start Jan. 2012
Term End Dec. 2015
Preceded by Linda Porterfield
Succeeded by Pam Riley [1]

Biographical Information

Date of birth March 17, 1947
Age 73
Residence Keswick, Virginia
Profession Editor

Richard Randolph is the former Scottsville District representative on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, serving from 2016 to 2019. He previously served as a member of the Albemarle County Planning Commission after being appointed in January 2012 to represent the Scottsville Magisterial District. [2]

He announced in mid-February 2019 that he would not seek a second term because he could not continue to devote the 60 to 70 hours a week necessary to do the job. [3]

2015 election

Randolph defeated Earl Smith with 57 percent of the vote to Smith's 42.74 percent. [4]

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Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Richard Randolph (D)
Office Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Scottsville District
Election year 2015 election
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Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website


Candidates Votes %
Rick Randolph (D) (winner) 1,841 57.05
Earl Smith (R) 1,378 42.70
Write-In 8 0.25
Source: State Board of Elections[5]

2013 election

Campaign for interim supervisor

Randolph applied for the open supervisor vacancy left when Chris Dumler resigned the position in early June 2013. [6] He also stated he will not seek the position in the November 2013 special election.


Sent to the press: "I am today announcing my candidacy for the interim position as the Scottsville representative on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

"I intend to respect the wishes of the county executive and of what I took as the majority thinking of the Board of Supervisors at their meeting last Wednesday, by not actively seeking election to this seat in this November’s election. My only interest is to ensure that the Scottsville district is again represented as soon as possible by a strong, effective voice for community participation in local governmental decision-making, for the preservation of the values and freedoms that rural residents should reasonably expect, for adherence to the comprehensive plan’s vision of the current lines of demarcation between growth areas and planned development and for the delivery of the best educational services possible within the context of traditional neighborhood schools.

"In the Scottsville district I will seek to ensure that cell phone coverage is further enhanced along the route 20 corridor between the Town of Scottsville and Charlottesville, response times are further improved by the Albemarle County police to resident requests for assistance and property taxes are kept as low as possible for the elderly and people on fixed incomes.

"In the coming weeks I will be meeting with residents of Scottsville to hear their concerns about the future of our district and to address my vision of how I can best represent the protection of their interests over the coming months.

Planning Commission

Randolph was appointed to the Albemarle Planning Commission in early 2012. [7] He is also a member of the Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Council. [8]

External links

Personal site


  1. Web. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Appoint New Planning Commission Members, Press Releases, Albemarle County, January 7, 2016, retrieved January 8, 2016.
  2. Web. Albemarle Planning Commissioner announces candidacy for Scottsville supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 4, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  3. Web. Albemarle Supervisor Randolph won’t seek re-election, Allison Wrabel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 14, 2019, retrieved March 29, 2019.
  4. Web. Democrats Randolph, Dill, Mallek win seats on Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 3, 2015, retrieved November 3, 2015.
  5. Web. November 2015 General Election Official Results, State Board of Elections, November 5, 2015, retrieved July 28, 2016.
  6. Web. Dumler resigns from Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 5, 2013, retrieved June 5, 2013.
  7. Web. County body still taking shape for ’12, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 10, 2012, retrieved January 12, 2011.
  8. Web. Two newcomers to join Planning Commission, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, January 13, 2008, retrieved November 11, 2014.