Tom Vandever

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Tom Vandever
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Tom Vandever, March 2009

Electoral District At-large
Term Start 1988
Term End 1992
Preceded by Elizabeth Gleason
Succeeded by Tom Vandever

President of council, mayor
City of Charlottesville
Term Start 1992
Term End 1994
Preceded by Alvin Edwards
Succeeded by David Toscano

Electoral District At-large
Term Start 1992
Term End 1996
Preceded by Tom Vandever
Succeeded by Maurice Cox

Biographical Information

Tom Vandever served as a two-term City Councilor, and as Mayor of Charlottesville from 1992 to 1994[1][2].

He was the Charlottesville Democratic Party co-leader (with Jim Nix) in 2010.


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City Council

Vandever told The Hook in 2006 that his biggest achievements included converting Water Street to two-way traffic, allowing traffic to cross the Downtown Mall at Second Street NE, and supporting the Charlottesville Ice Park[3].

Election history

Vandever was elected as a Democrat in both elections.

1992 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Thomas Vandever (D) incumbent 4,086 56.31
Alvin Edwards (D) incumbent 3,895 54.92
Virginia Daugherty (D) 3,969 54.70
Thomas Hill (R) 3,153 43.45
Thomas Plofchan (R) 2,986 41.15
Thane Kerner (R) 3,122 43.03


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

1988 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Bitsy Waters (D) 3,496 51.19
Tom Vandever (D) 3,326 48.70
Alvin Edwards (D) 3,332 48.79
David Sheffield (R) 3,291 48.19
Margaret Carter (R) 3,145 46.05
Judith Wright (R) 3,112 45.57


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

References

  1. Web. Everything new is old again: Charlottesville Dems choose “new” leadership, Schilling Show Blog, 16 Jan 2009, retrieved 16 Jan. 2009.
  2. Web. Charlottesville Dems chose new local leaders, Chiara Canzi, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, January 15th 09:43am
  3. Web. Mayorsville: Here, everybody's a mayor', Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, 10 Aug. 2006, retrieved 2 May 2009.