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Independents [[Bellamy Brown]], [[Paul Long]] and [[John Hall]]; and Democrats [[Lloyd Snook]], [[Michael Payne]] and [[Sena Magill]] are on the general election ballot. No Republicans are running for the council.
 
Independents [[Bellamy Brown]], [[Paul Long]] and [[John Hall]]; and Democrats [[Lloyd Snook]], [[Michael Payne]] and [[Sena Magill]] are on the general election ballot. No Republicans are running for the council.
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On Sept. 18, Charlottesville Area Transit posted a tweet that appeared to endorse Michael Payne. It was deleted later that day and called a "mistake" by the city staffer. <ref>{{Cite-progress|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/deleted-cat-tweet-appears-to-endorse-council-candidate/article_0b3ba56d-2d63-5343-84e7-0ed3ba90d2a2.html|title=Deleted CAT tweet appears to endorse council candidate|author=Nolan Stout|publishdate=|accessdate=}}</ref>
  
 
==Timeline of Events==
 
==Timeline of Events==
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* As of early March, neither Incumbents [[Mike Signer]] (D) or [[Wes Bellamy]] (D) announced whether they would seek re-election. Incumbent [[Kathy Galvin]] (D) was seeking the Democratic nomination in [[Virginia House 57th district | Virginia's 57th House District]] being vacated by [[David Toscano]] (D).
 
* As of early March, neither Incumbents [[Mike Signer]] (D) or [[Wes Bellamy]] (D) announced whether they would seek re-election. Incumbent [[Kathy Galvin]] (D) was seeking the Democratic nomination in [[Virginia House 57th district | Virginia's 57th House District]] being vacated by [[David Toscano]] (D).
  
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*February 18, 2019: Former Charlottesville City Councilor [[Bob Fenwick]] (D) said that he would run as a Democrat for one of three vacant seats on the council. An official announcement was planned for March. <ref>The Daily Progress|title=Former Councilor Fenwick will seek another term |url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/former-councilor-fenwick-will-seek-another-term/article_2aeff4f2-339e-11e9-a41e-8f472483d416.html|author=staff|pageno=|printdate=February<nowiki> 18, 2019|publishdate=February 18, 2019|accessdate=March 29,2019}}</nowiki></ref> [[Bob Fenwick]] twice ran as an independent before becoming a Democrat in 2013.{{fact}}
 
*February 18, 2019: Former Charlottesville City Councilor [[Bob Fenwick]] (D) said that he would run as a Democrat for one of three vacant seats on the council. An official announcement was planned for March. <ref>The Daily Progress|title=Former Councilor Fenwick will seek another term |url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/former-councilor-fenwick-will-seek-another-term/article_2aeff4f2-339e-11e9-a41e-8f472483d416.html|author=staff|pageno=|printdate=February<nowiki> 18, 2019|publishdate=February 18, 2019|accessdate=March 29,2019}}</nowiki></ref> [[Bob Fenwick]] twice ran as an independent before becoming a Democrat in 2013.{{fact}}
  
*Independent candidates [[John Edward Hall]] (I) and [[Paul Long]] (I) also announced they would seek election. <ref name="crowd2" /> However, Hall later dropped out. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=John Hall withdraws from City Council race|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/john-hall-withdraws-from-city-council-race/article_6b994ece-614b-11e9-aeb4-4bf88eaf76bb.html|author=Daily Progress Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=April 18, 2019|publishdate=April 18, 2019|accessdate=April 18, 2019}}</ref>
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*Independent candidates [[John Edward Hall]] (I) and [[Paul Long]] (I) also announced they would seek election. <ref name="crowd2" /> However, Hall later dropped out, but rebooted his campaign in time for the filing deadline. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=John Hall withdraws from City Council race|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/john-hall-withdraws-from-city-council-race/article_6b994ece-614b-11e9-aeb4-4bf88eaf76bb.html|author=Daily Progress Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=April 18, 2019|publishdate=April 18, 2019|accessdate=April 18, 2019}}</ref>
  
 
*March 28, 2019: Both [[Wes Bellamy]] (D) and [[Mike Signer]] (D) announced that they would not seek re-election.<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Councilors Bellamy, Signer will not seek re-election|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/councilors-bellamy-signer-will-not-seek-re-election/article_5f726620-51a7-11e9-815c-17b2febac82b.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=|printdate=March 29, 2019|publishdate=March 29, 2019|accessdate=March 29, 2019}}</ref>
 
*March 28, 2019: Both [[Wes Bellamy]] (D) and [[Mike Signer]] (D) announced that they would not seek re-election.<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Councilors Bellamy, Signer will not seek re-election|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/councilors-bellamy-signer-will-not-seek-re-election/article_5f726620-51a7-11e9-815c-17b2febac82b.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=|printdate=March 29, 2019|publishdate=March 29, 2019|accessdate=March 29, 2019}}</ref>
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*[[February 23]]: The group [[Local Alliance for Urban and Rural Advancement]] held the first campaign forum of the season at the [[Haven]] on this day. <ref>{{cite web|title=Four Democratic City Council hopefuls to debate next week|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/politics/four-democratic-city-council-hopefuls-to-debate-next-week/article_7a858e24-2f29-11e9-999e-4f14338480c8.html|author=Staff Reports|work=News Article|publisher=Daily Progress|location=Charlottesville,  
 
*[[February 23]]: The group [[Local Alliance for Urban and Rural Advancement]] held the first campaign forum of the season at the [[Haven]] on this day. <ref>{{cite web|title=Four Democratic City Council hopefuls to debate next week|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/politics/four-democratic-city-council-hopefuls-to-debate-next-week/article_7a858e24-2f29-11e9-999e-4f14338480c8.html|author=Staff Reports|work=News Article|publisher=Daily Progress|location=Charlottesville,  
 
VA 22903|publishdate=February 12, 2019|accessdate=February 12, 2019}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville Forum Showcases Five Candidates Running for City Council|url=http://www.nbc29.com/clip/14768486/charlottesville-forum-showcases-five-candidates-running-for-city-council|author=|work=|publisher=WVIR NBC29|location=|publishdate=February 23, 2019|accessdate=February 23, 2019}}</ref> <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Five Democratic council candidates make their cases at forum|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/five-democratic-council-candidates-make-their-cases-at-forum/article_4cb8894e-37c4-11e9-a7b2-9b170323cbc8.html|author=Tyler Hammel|pageno=|printdate=February 24, 2019|publishdate=February 23, 2019|accessdate=February 24, 2019}}</ref>
 
VA 22903|publishdate=February 12, 2019|accessdate=February 12, 2019}}</ref> <ref>{{cite web|title=Charlottesville Forum Showcases Five Candidates Running for City Council|url=http://www.nbc29.com/clip/14768486/charlottesville-forum-showcases-five-candidates-running-for-city-council|author=|work=|publisher=WVIR NBC29|location=|publishdate=February 23, 2019|accessdate=February 23, 2019}}</ref> <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Five Democratic council candidates make their cases at forum|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/five-democratic-council-candidates-make-their-cases-at-forum/article_4cb8894e-37c4-11e9-a7b2-9b170323cbc8.html|author=Tyler Hammel|pageno=|printdate=February 24, 2019|publishdate=February 23, 2019|accessdate=February 24, 2019}}</ref>

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The 2019 general election will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2019. All 140 members of the Virginia General Assembly (House of Delegates and State Senate) will be up for reelection. Locally, among the elections are three of the five seats on the Charlottesville City Council, three of the six seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

2019 Municipal Election Dates
January 2, 2019 Candidate filing period opens.[1]
January 2, 2019 Independent candidates filing starting for this election
February 27, 2019 State Board of Elections issued Official Order calling for Tueday, June 11, 2019 Party Primaries [2]
March 11, 2019, at 12 p.m. Primary candidates filing starting for this election
March 12, 2019 Charlottesville Board of Elections scheduled April 3, 2019 as date to conduct random draw to determine ballot order City Council candidates
March 28, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Primary candidates filing deadline for this election.[3]
April 2, 2019 Parties last day to file for Primary to be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.[4]
April 3, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. Charlottesville Board of Elections conducted random draw to determine ballot order City Council candidates who qualified for the June 11 Democratic primary.[5]
April 25, 2019 Parties first day to file for General Election.[6]
June 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Independent candidates last day to file for General Election.[7]
June 11, 2019 Parties last day to file for General Election.[8]
June 11, 2019 Primary Election for Democratic and Republican candidates.[9]
November 5, 2019 General Election

2019 Municipal Elections - List of Candidates in the Charlottesville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

Office Title District Incumbant Political Party Candidate Name
Commonwealth's Attorney Albemarle County Democratic Jim M. Hingeley
Commonwealth's Attorney Albemarle County Yes Republican Robert N. Tracci
Member Board of Supervisors Rivanna District Democratic Bea LaPisto Kirtley
Member Board of Supervisors Scottsville District Democratic Donna Paula Price
Member Board of Supervisors Scottsville District Republican Michael J. Hallahan II
Member Board of Supervisors White Hall District Republican Steve Harvey II
Member Board of Supervisors White Hall District Yes Democratic Ann Huckle Mallek
Member School Board Rivanna District Independent Judy N. Le
Member School Board Rivanna District Independent Juliana Ko Arsali
Member School Board Scottsville District Independent Ellen Moore Osborne
Member School Board White Hall District Yes Independent David Dean Oberg
Member School Board At Large Albemarle County Independent Anne Elizabeth Oliver
Member School Board At Large Albemarle County Yes Independent J. S. "Jonno" Alcaro
Sheriff Albemarle County Democratic Chan R. Bryant
Sheriff Albemarle County Independent Ronnie R. Roberts
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Albemarle County Yes Independent Lonnie M. Murray
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Albemarle County Yes Independent Steven G. Meeks
Clerk of Court Charlottesville City Yes Democratic Llezelle A. Dugger
Member City Council Charlottesville City Democratic J. Lloyd Snook, III
Member City Council Charlottesville City Democratic Michael K. Payne
Member City Council Charlottesville City Democratic Sena A. Magill
Member City Council Charlottesville City Independent Bellamy W. Brown
Member City Council Charlottesville City Independent John Edward Hall
Member City Council Charlottesville City Independent Paul Edward Long
Member School Board Charlottesville City Independent Chris W. Meyer
Member School Board Charlottesville City Independent Lashundra L. Bryson Morsberger
Member School Board Charlottesville City Yes Independent James Edward Bryant
Member School Board Charlottesville City Yes Independent Jennifer L. McKeever
Member School Board Charlottesville City Yes Independent Sherry P. Kraft
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Charlottesville City Yes Independent Joseph W. Thompson
Commissioner of Revenue Fluvanna County Yes Independent A. M. "Mel" Sheridan, Jr.
Commonwealth's Attorney Fluvanna County Yes Independent Jeffrey W. Haislip
Member Board of Supervisors Fork Union District Yes Independent Mozell H. Booker
Member Board of Supervisors Palmyra District Yes Independent Patricia B. Eager
Member School Board Fork Union District Yes Independent Perrie J. Johnson
Member School Board Palmyra District Independent James B. Kelley
Sheriff Fluvanna County Yes Independent Eric B. Hess
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Fluvanna County Yes Independent Angus A. Murdock
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Fluvanna County Yes Independent Thomas A. "Tom" Pratley
Treasurer Fluvanna County Independent Ben L. Hudson
Treasurer Fluvanna County Independent Kim P. Oliver-Hyland
Treasurer Fluvanna County Yes Independent Linda H. Lenherr
Clerk of Court Greene County Independent Amber L. Knight
Clerk of Court Greene County Independent Steve G. Keene
Clerk of Court Greene County Independent Susan E. Birckhead
Clerk of Court Greene County Republican Piper D. Doeppe
Commissioner of Revenue Greene County Independent Peggy McDaniel Ganoe
Commissioner of Revenue Greene County Yes Independent Larry V. "Percy" Snow
Commonwealth's Attorney Greene County Independent Edwin R. "Win" Consolvo
Commonwealth's Attorney Greene County Yes Republican Matthew D. Hardin
Member Board of Supervisors Monroe District Republican Stephen C. "Steve" Bowman
Member Board of Supervisors Monroe District Yes Independent David L. Cox
Member Board of Supervisors Ruckersville District Independent Davis M. Lamb
Member Board of Supervisors Ruckersville District Independent Tom J. Flynn
Member Board of Supervisors At Large Greene County Republican James K. Murphy Jr.
Member Board of Supervisors At Large Greene County Yes Independent Dale R. Herring
Member School Board Monroe District Independent Todd Michael Sansom
Member School Board Ruckersville District Yes Independent Sharon L. Mack
Member School Board At Large Greene County Independent Jason M. Tooley
Member School Board At Large Greene County Yes Independent Harry A. Daniel
Sheriff Greene County Independent Kenneth R. Collier Sr.
Sheriff Greene County Republican Spurgeon W. "Billy" Wade, III
Sheriff Greene County Yes Independent Steven S. Smith
Soil and Water Conservation Director Culpeper District Greene County Yes Independent Philip C. Morris
Soil and Water Conservation Director Culpeper District Greene County Yes Independent Robert E. Runkle
Treasurer Greene County Yes Independent Stephanie Allen Deal
Commissioner of Revenue Nelson County Democratic Pamela C. Campbell
Commonwealth's Attorney Nelson County Republican Daniel Lee Rutherford
Member Board of Supervisors South District Democratic Robert G. "Skip" Barton Jr.
Member Board of Supervisors South District Republican Larry D. Saunders
Member Board of Supervisors West District Republican J. David Parr
Member School Board South District Yes Independent Ceaser N. Perkins
Member School Board West District Independent Shannon Rothgeb Powell
Sheriff Nelson County Independent David W. Hill
Sheriff Nelson County Republican Daniel B. Jones
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Nelson County Independent David L. Collins
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Nelson County Independent Kelsey A. Cowger
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Nelson County Independent Mark H. Campbell
Soil and Water Conservation Director Thomas Jefferson District Nelson County Independent W. F. "Bill" Plyler II
Treasurer Nelson County Yes Democratic Angela F. "Angi" Hicks

Source: Candidate Lists & Referendums Virginia Department of Elections

Albemarle County

Each Virginia county has an elected board of supervisors, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances(local laws) and adopting an annual budget.

Albemarle County is divided into six magisterial (supervisor) districts.

Elections for supervisor and school board will be held in the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial districts. [10]

Board of Supervisors

Rivanna District

Incumbent Norman Dill announced early in 2019 that he would not seek a second term. [11]

Jerrod Smith and Bea LaPisto Kirtley both sought the the Democratic nomination for the November ballot. [12] [13] They held their only campaign forum of the primary election in mid-May at the Northside Library. [14] LaPisto Kirtley won the nomination and has no opposition on the ballot. However, a resident named Frank McCicche appeared on WINA in early July and told host Rob Schilling he would consider running a write-in campaign. [15]


Candidates Votes %
Bea LaPisto Kirtley (D) 896 54.2
Jerrod Smith (D) 757 45.8
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[16]

Scottsville District

Incumbent Rick Randolph will not seek a second term. [17] [11]

Defense attorney Mike Hallahan has announced he will run for the Republican nomination for the seat. [18]

Donna Paula Price has filed paperwork to seek the Democratic nomination. [19] She announced her campaign on June 1, 2019. [20]

White Hall District

Incumbent Ann Mallek announced she will seek a fourth term on Tuesday, January 16, 2019. [11]

Republican Steve Harvey has announced he will challenge Mallek, her first opponent since 2007. [21]

School Board

Rivanna District

Incumbent Jason Buyaki, who has been on the board since 2011, will not seek another term on the board. [22]


Three candidates have filed paperwork for the open seat. They are Juliana Arsali, Nina Kaplan and Judy Le. [23]

Scottsville District

Incumbent Steve Koleszar, who has been on the board since 1996, announced in January that he will not seek re-election.[24]

Ellen Moore Osborne has announced she will run for the seat. [25] [26]

White Hall District

Incumbent David Oberg will seek a second four-year term. [27]

At-Large Representative

Incumbent Jonna Alcaro hasn't made a decision on re-election.

Commonwealth's Attorney

Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci, a Republican, is planning to seek re-election to a second four-year term. He made his announcement on June 25. [28]

Jim Hingeley, a former public defender and University of Virginia professor, has filed to challenge Tracci as a Democrat. [29]

Sheriff

Sheriff Chip Harding, a Republican, plans to step down after 12 years in the post. [30]

Chief Deputy Chan Bryant was the first candidate to run for sheriff as a Democrat. [31]

Patrick Estes, a former UVA football player, also ran in the Democratic primary. [32] He and Bryant are on the ballot for the June 11 primary. [33]

Bryant won the nomination in the June 11, 2019 primary.


Candidates Votes %
Chan Bryant (D) 4,527 63.65
Patrick Estes (D) 2,585 36.35
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[34]

Ronnie Roberts, a former Charlottesville police officer and current chief of police in Louisa, will also seek the position. [35]

Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Two county seats on the nonpartisan board of directors for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District are up for election.

Directors Steven Meeks and Lonnie Murray plan to seek re-election. [29]

City of Charlottesville

General election will include: City Council (3 of 5 seats), Charlottesville City School Board (4 of 7 seats), Soil & Water Conservation District Director and the Clerk of Court.

Charlottesville uses a council-manager system. In this form of municipal government, the president of the council (mayor) serves on the city council—the city's primary legislative body. Since the 1928 election, all five council members have been elected at-large. Charlottesville City School Board Members have been elected by the voters since the 2006 election, prior to that, they were appointed by City Council.

City Council

Three of the five seats on the Charlottesville City Council are open. The first terms of Democrats Wes Bellamy and Mike Signer, as well as the second term of Kathy Galvin, are up on December 31, 2019.

Independents Bellamy Brown, Paul Long and John Hall; and Democrats Lloyd Snook, Michael Payne and Sena Magill are on the general election ballot. No Republicans are running for the council.

On Sept. 18, Charlottesville Area Transit posted a tweet that appeared to endorse Michael Payne. It was deleted later that day and called a "mistake" by the city staffer. [36]

Timeline of Events

  • January 8, 2019: Housing activist Michael Payne (D) announced his candidacy. Don Gathers (D) was scheduled to announce on the same Progressives for Cville ticket, but has had to delay to health issues. At that time it was unclear when or if he will re-enter the race. [37]
  • January 9, 2019: City resident and Democrat Sena Magill (D) made her announcement. [38]
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019: Lloyd Snook (D) announces his council bid and joined "a quickly growing field of candidates for three seats on Charlottesville City Council". [39]
  • January 10, 2019: Brian Pinkston (D), a project manager at the University of Virginia, announced he would also run as a Democrat. [40]
  • February 18, 2019: Former Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick (D) said that he would run as a Democrat for one of three vacant seats on the council. An official announcement was planned for March. [41] Bob Fenwick twice ran as an independent before becoming a Democrat in 2013.[citation needed]
  • Independent candidates John Edward Hall (I) and Paul Long (I) also announced they would seek election. [40] However, Hall later dropped out, but rebooted his campaign in time for the filing deadline. [42]
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m.: Candidate filing deadline for this election.
  • As of June 1, 2019, the total reported number of eligible voters registered in the City of Charlottesville was 32,291.[44]
  • June 11, 2019: The Democratic primary
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[45]


  • Voters could select up to three candidate

Campaign forums

Campaign Finance

In the first campaign finance report of the year, Snook reported $28,433 in contributions for the period from January 1 to March 31. [53]

Sena Magill raised $7,872 in the period. Magill started the year with a balance of $11,723, including a $10,000 gift from Sonjia Smith. [54]

Brian Pinkston raised $10,182 in the period. So far, Pinkston has spent $2,211 on the campaign, including $999 to himself as a vendor. [55]

Michael Payne raised $9,281 in the period. [56]

Bellamy Brown, an independent candidate who joined the race in late March, reported $50 in the period. [57]

Fenwick filed a paper report and raised $849. [58]

Neither John Edward Hall or Paul Long, independents in the race, raised any money in the first quarter of the year.

City School Board

There will be elections for four (4) of the seven (7) seats on the Charlottesville School Board. In the 2018-2019 school year, Charlottesville City Public School enrollment was 4,561 K-12 students (Albemarle County Public School enrollment was 14,013 K-12 students.)[59]

Board members Sherry Kraft and Jennifer McKeever are seeking re-election.

Board member James Bryant, who was appointed to fill a vacancy earlier this year, will run for a full, four-year term. [29] Newcomers Christopher Meyer and Lashundra Bryson Morsberger will also appear on the ballot. [60]

In January 2019, board member Amy Laufer resigned after moving out of the city, and is instead running for State Senate District 17. [61] Former member and chair Ned Michie returned to the board on an interim basis to replace Laufer, but will not be running for a full term.

Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Two city seats on the nonpartisan board of directors for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District are up for election. Director Joseph Thompson will seek re-election. Director Kim Tingley will not seek re-election. Albemarle Directors Steven Meeks and Lonnie Murray plan to seek re-election. [29] Director Joseph Thompson is the only candidate registered for the two available seats in Charlottesville city.[62]

Charlottesville's Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected office serving an 8-year term. Incumbent Llezelle Dugger (D) is seeking re-election. [29]

Virginia General Assembly

Heading this off-year election, the Republican Party has a 51-49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. (Republicans also have a 21-19 majority in the State Senate. The governor is not up for election in 2019.)

House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years. See also current Virginia House of Delegates Member Listings

House of Delegates 57th District

House of Delegates District 57 Description: Representing the 57th District, Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County. The total number of eligible voters registered in Virginia's 57th House of Delegates District as of 6/1/2019: 59,830 (including 32,291 in the City of Charlottesville).[63]

Hillary Clinton (D) received 79.68% of the vote in District 57 in the 2016 presidential election compared to 13.17% for Donald Trump (R).[64]

Incumbent Democrat David Toscano announced early in 2019 that he would retire from the Virginia General Assembly. [65] From November 2011 through December 2018, Toscano had served as House Democratic Leader.

UVa Economics Professor Sally Hudson announced a primary challenge in late 2018. [29] However, Toscano announced his retirement from office on February 23, 2019.

Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 14. [66]


Candidates Votes %
Sally Hudson (D) 6,148 65.54
Kathy Galvin (D) 3,232 34.46
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[67]

House of Delegates 58th District

House of Delegates District 58 Description: Representing Greene County and parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Rockingham counties

Incumbent Republican Rob Bell was elected to the chamber in 2001 and was re-elected to a new term in 2017. He is seeking re-election.[29]

Democrat Elizabeth Alcorn announced in late February that she will seek her party's nomination for the seat. [68]

House of Delegates 25th District

House of Delegates District 25 Description: Representing counties of Albemarle (part), Augusta (part), and Rockingham (part)

Delegate Landes announced in early March that he would not seek a 13th term representing the 25th District.[69]

Soon after, three candidates came forward to contest the Republican nomination. They are businessman Chris Runion, Augusta County Supervisor and JMU professor Marshall Pattie and Albemarle County farmer Richard Fox. [39] Runion won the Republican primary on April 27 with 1,299 votes. Pattie received 1,041 votes and Fox received 744. [70]

Two Democrats sought the nomination to run in the general election. They are Jennifer Kitchen of Augusta County and Lauren Thompson of Albemarle County. [39] [29] Kitchen emerged as the candidate. [citation needed]

State Senate

State Senate 25th District

District 25 Description: Covers part of Albemarle County, all of Charlottesville, Buena Vista, Covington and Lexington, and all of Alleghany, Bath, Nelson, Highland and Rockbridge counties

Representing the 25th District, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, plans to seek re-election to the 25th District seat, which . He has served since 2001. [29] Albemarle County resident Elliot Harding filed plans to run as an independent in the race. [71] [72]

State Senate 17th District

District 17 Description: Orange County (All), Spotsylvania County (Part), Fredericksburg City (All), Culpeper County (Part), Albemarle County (Part), Louisa County (Part)

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), who is in his second term, will seek re-election. He is chairman of the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. Rich Breeden of Spotsylvania, vice president of Kingfisher Systems Inc., has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for Reeves’ seat. [29]

Amy Laufer will challenge as the Democratic nominee.

Becoming a Candidate

Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot. These qualifications and requirements may vary slightly depending on whether the office sought is a local office, a general assembly seat, a statewide office, or a federal office. Generally, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be qualified to vote for and hold the office sought, and
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year immediately preceding the election.

The board has developed and published candidate informational bulletins specific to each office type. (Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections and November 5, 2019 General Elections.) In addition to the qualifications, forms and filing requirements, candidate information bulletins provide candidates with information he/she will need to run for office.[73]

References

  1. Web. Candidate Bulletin: Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections, and November 5, 2019 General Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved January 2, 2019.
  2. http://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=64496
  3. Web. Candidate Bulletin: Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections, and November 5, 2019 General Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved January 2, 2019.
  4. Web. Candidate Bulletin Requirements for the June 11, 2019 House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia Primary Election and November 5, 2019 House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia General Election, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved April 3, 2019.
  5. http://www.charlottesville.org/home/showdocument?id=65046
  6. Web. Candidate Bulletin Requirements for the June 11, 2019 House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia Primary Election and November 5, 2019 House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia General Election, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved April 3, 2019.
  7. Web. Candidate Bulletin Requirements for the June 11, 2019 House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia Primary Election and November 5, 2019 House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia General Election, Virginia Department of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections, November 5, 2018, retrieved April 3, 2019.
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