Dave Chapman

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Warner David "Dave" Chapman is a graduate of the U.Va School of Law[1] and has been the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Charlottesville[2] since 1994.

Chapman declined to run for re-election in 2017, saying he "doesn't want to be that person who stayed too long."[3]

Election history

Chapman's first election in Charlottesville was a defeat of Steve Deaton for the Democratic party's nomination in the 1993 caucus. He won office with no general election opponent.[citation needed] Chapman ran unopposed until the the 2013 Democratic primary, when Chapman again defeated Deaton. [4]


  1. Web. The other Commonwealth’s Attorney: City prosecutor Dave Chapman shirks spotlight, Meg McEvoy, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, retrieved February 16, 2011. Print. July 7, 2007 .[dead link]
  2. Web. Charlottesville - Commonwealth's Attorney office, City of Charlottesville, December 15, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2010.
  3. Web. Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney Not Seeking Re-Election, nbc29.com
  4. Web. How did Charlottesville untie its June 11 primary election?, Rick Sincere, Virginia Politics on Demand, June 17, 2013, retrieved June 18, 2013.[dead link]