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'''Michael Payne''' was elected to the [[Charlottesville City Council]] on [[November 5]], [[2019]], placing third in a six-way race. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Democrats Magill, Snook, Payne sweep City Council race|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/election/democrats-magill-snook-payne-sweep-city-council-race/article_79ac09e0-7727-5b3a-a6a7-e8aa9aa0484d.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=|printdate=November 6, 2019|publishdate=November 5, 2019|accessdate=November 5, 2019}}</ref> At age 27, he is the youngest councilmember in Charlottesville's history since 1922.
 
  
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'''Michael Payne''' is a member of the [[Charlottesville City Council (2020-2021)]] At-large. Payne assumed office in 2020. Payne's current term ends in 2023.
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==Elections==
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===[[2019 election]]===
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{{2019 election/City Council}}
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====General election====
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Payne was elected to the [[Charlottesville City Council]] on [[November 5]], [[2019]], placing third in a six-way race. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Democrats Magill, Snook, Payne sweep City Council race|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/election/democrats-magill-snook-payne-sweep-city-council-race/article_79ac09e0-7727-5b3a-a6a7-e8aa9aa0484d.html|author=Nolan Stout|pageno=|printdate=November 6, 2019|publishdate=November 5, 2019|accessdate=November 5, 2019}}</ref> At age 27, he is the youngest councilmember in Charlottesville's history since the city abandoned the Mayor-Council form of government in [[1922]].
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====Primary election====
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{{2019 election/CouncilPrimary}}
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==Campaign themes==
 
Payne is a community organizer focusing on affordable housing issues. He announced his campaign on [[January 8]], [[2019]].<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Gathers, Payne running for City Council|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/gathers-payne-running-for-city-council/article_8af1834a-129a-11e9-b1fb-af7cc2d4ca73.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=January 7, 2019|publishdate=January 7, 2019|accessdate=January 10, 2019}}</ref>
 
Payne is a community organizer focusing on affordable housing issues. He announced his campaign on [[January 8]], [[2019]].<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Gathers, Payne running for City Council|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/gathers-payne-running-for-city-council/article_8af1834a-129a-11e9-b1fb-af7cc2d4ca73.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=January 7, 2019|publishdate=January 7, 2019|accessdate=January 10, 2019}}</ref>
 
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At a campaign forum on February 23 sponsored by [[LauraPAC]], Payne said he would work to encourage zoning reform in Charlottesville to encourage the development of more housing units within the city. <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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===Key staff members===
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*[[Olivia Patton]], Campaign Manager <ref>https://https://www.linkedin.com › olivia-patton-9781175a</ref>
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===2019===
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The following themes were found on Payne’s 2019 campaign website: <ref>https://michaelpayneforcville.com/</ref>
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:'''Truly Affordable Housing'''
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:Our neighbors—lifetime Charlottesville residents, and the families that make our city great—are being pushed out by skyrocketing rents. We need a drastic rewrite of our city's zoning code and a serious investment in making rent affordable for everyone.
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:'''Racial and Economic Equity'''
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:Charlottesville has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the entire country. Despite its rapid growth, our community remains sharply divided by race and socioeconomic class. In order to build a truly equitable city, we need to prioritize equitable growth — allowing every community member to prosper.
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:'''Addressing Climate Change'''
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:Climate change is the single largest existential threat to our society. Tackling climate change requires action at all levels of government: federal, state, and local.”
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==Noteworthy events==
 
Payne has represented Habitat Virginia on statewide affordable housing issues and volunteers with the [[Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition]].<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Gathers, Payne running for City Council|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/gathers-payne-running-for-city-council/article_8af1834a-129a-11e9-b1fb-af7cc2d4ca73.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=January 7, 2019|publishdate=January 7, 2019|accessdate=June 16, 2019}}</ref>  
 
Payne has represented Habitat Virginia on statewide affordable housing issues and volunteers with the [[Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition]].<ref>{{cite-progress|title=Gathers, Payne running for City Council|url=https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/city/gathers-payne-running-for-city-council/article_8af1834a-129a-11e9-b1fb-af7cc2d4ca73.html|author=Staff reports|pageno=|printdate=January 7, 2019|publishdate=January 7, 2019|accessdate=June 16, 2019}}</ref>  
  
 
==Early life and education==
 
==Early life and education==
Payne graduated from [[Albemarle High School]]. He moved to the city after graduating from the [[College of William & Mary]] in [[2015]] with a degree in government.
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Payne was raised in central Virginia and graduated from [[Albemarle High School]]. He attended the [[College of William & Mary]]. Payne moved to the city in [[2015]].<ref>https://michaelpayneforcville.com/</ref> 
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As a student at [[William & Mary]], Payne proposed a participantory budgetary website that would allow citizens to become directly involved in the process of proposing and editing budgets at the local level.<ref>https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2014/weingartner-challenge-to-improve-the-world-elicits-hundreds-of-responses.php</ref>
  
 
==Political career==
 
==Political career==
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==[[2019 election]] for City Council==
 
At a campaign forum on February 23 sponsored by [[LauraPAC]], Payne said he would work to encourage zoning reform in Charlottesville to encourage the development of more housing units within the city. <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>
 
===Key staff members===
 
*[[Olivia Patton]], Campaign Manager <ref>https://https://www.linkedin.com › olivia-patton-9781175a</ref>
 
===General election results===
 
{{2019 election/City Council}}
 
  
===Primary results===
 
{{2019 election/CouncilPrimary}}
 
 
==Policy positions==
 
==Policy positions==
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
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*“It just seemed like a really interesting way to give control over the government back to citizens rather than just elected representatives or business interests that might control the budgeting process more than citizens. It seemed like a good way of empowering citizens.”
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:*As a student at [[William & Mary]], Payne proposed a participantory budgetary website that would allow citizens to become directly involved in the process of proposing and editing budgets at the local level.<ref>https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2014/weingartner-challenge-to-improve-the-world-elicits-hundreds-of-responses.php</ref>
  
*This is a new year, and we need to get to the root of structural inequality in the City, not cater to businesses and corporate interests.
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*'''This is a new year, and we need to get to the root of structural inequality in the City, not cater to businesses and corporate interests.'''
 
:*Addressing [[Charlottesville City Council, 2018-2019|City Council]] at first meeting of new term, January 2, 2018<ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=January 2, 2018|id=60199}}</ref>
 
:*Addressing [[Charlottesville City Council, 2018-2019|City Council]] at first meeting of new term, January 2, 2018<ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=January 2, 2018|id=60199}}</ref>
 
   
 
   
*The nature of public comment before Council meetings will inherently have restraints, and maybe the best approach is to hold monthly [[Town Hall meeting]]s.
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*'''The nature of public comment before Council meetings will inherently have restraints, and maybe the best approach is to hold monthly [[Town Hall meeting]]s.'''
 
:*Addressing [[Charlottesville City Council, 2018-2019|City Council]], January 16, 2018 <ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=January 16, 2018|id=60337}}</ref>
 
:*Addressing [[Charlottesville City Council, 2018-2019|City Council]], January 16, 2018 <ref>{{minutes-citycouncil|when=January 16, 2018|id=60337}}</ref>
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*'''"Divesting sends a signal.” “What I'm trying to do is start a long-term conversation about how we as a city respond to climate change."'''
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:*C-VILLE Weekly “Divestment: Charlottesville considers dumping fossil-fuel holdings” (12/12/2019) <ref>{{cite web|title=Divestment: Charlottesville considers dumping fossil-fuel holdings|url=https://www.c-ville.com/divestment/|author=Carol Diggs|work=|publisher=|C-VILLE Weeklylocation=|publishdate=12/12/18|accessdate=}}</ref>
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*'''“We can do something unprecedented by expanding it ([[affordable housing]]) and having public housing be a crown jewel of our city and send a signal that working families can afford to live in this city, and we want to provide affordable housing as a human right.”'''
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:*The Cavalier Daily (01/16/2019) <ref>{{cite web|title=Democratic candidates for City Council emphasize affordable housing, living as key issues|url=https://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2019/01/democratic-candidates-for-city-council-emphasize-affordable-housing-living-as-key-issues|author=Geremia Di Maro |work=|publisher=The Cavalier Daily|location=|publishdate=01/16/2019|accessdate=}}</ref>
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*'''"Last night, we passed a city council resolution demanding [https://twitter.com/hashtag/nowaroniran?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Ehashtag #NoWarOnIran]. Regardless of political differences, we all need to be united against unconstitutional war. We can only prevent war through a mass movement, strikes, and nationwide mobilization."'''
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:*[https://twitter.com/ MPayneCvilleTwitter] (1/6/2020), as one of three new member of the [[Charlottesville City Council, 2020-2021]].
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Michael Payne
2019 Michael Payne.JPG
Michael Payne (D)

Charlottesville City Council (Nonpartisan)
Party Democrat
For term to start January 2020
Term End January 2023
Incumbent Mike Signer

Biographical Information

Date of birth September 23, 1992
Age 28
Place of birth Albemarle County
Residence Belmont Neighborhood
Alma mater William & Mary, B.A. in Government
Profession Affordable housing advocate
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Michael Payne is a member of the Charlottesville City Council (2020-2021) At-large. Payne assumed office in 2020. Payne's current term ends in 2023.

Elections

2019 election

Candidates Votes %
Sena Magill (D) 8,420 25.97
Lloyd Snook (D) 8,133 25.08
Michael Payne (D) 7,816 24.10
Bellamy Brown (I) 5,736 17.69
Paul Long (I) 1,253 3.86
John Edward Hall (I) 837 2.58
Write-In 232 0.72
Source: State Board of Elections[1]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

General election

Payne was elected to the Charlottesville City Council on November 5, 2019, placing third in a six-way race. [2] At age 27, he is the youngest councilmember in Charlottesville's history since the city abandoned the Mayor-Council form of government in 1922.

Primary election

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[3]


  • Voters could select up to three candidate

Campaign themes

Payne is a community organizer focusing on affordable housing issues. He announced his campaign on January 8, 2019.[4] At a campaign forum on February 23 sponsored by LauraPAC, Payne said he would work to encourage zoning reform in Charlottesville to encourage the development of more housing units within the city. [5]

Key staff members

2019

The following themes were found on Payne’s 2019 campaign website: [7]

Truly Affordable Housing
Our neighbors—lifetime Charlottesville residents, and the families that make our city great—are being pushed out by skyrocketing rents. We need a drastic rewrite of our city's zoning code and a serious investment in making rent affordable for everyone.
Racial and Economic Equity
Charlottesville has one of the highest levels of income inequality in the entire country. Despite its rapid growth, our community remains sharply divided by race and socioeconomic class. In order to build a truly equitable city, we need to prioritize equitable growth — allowing every community member to prosper.
Addressing Climate Change
Climate change is the single largest existential threat to our society. Tackling climate change requires action at all levels of government: federal, state, and local.”

Noteworthy events

Payne has represented Habitat Virginia on statewide affordable housing issues and volunteers with the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition.[8]

Early life and education

Payne was raised in central Virginia and graduated from Albemarle High School. He attended the College of William & Mary. Payne moved to the city in 2015.[9]

As a student at William & Mary, Payne proposed a participantory budgetary website that would allow citizens to become directly involved in the process of proposing and editing budgets at the local level.[10]

Political career

Payne has been involved with several Democratic campaigns, including Tom Perriello's 2010 congressional run and several House of Delegates campaigns. He co-founded Indivisible Charlottesville, a progressive political action organization, and is a former co-chair of the Charlottesville Democratic Socialists of America.[11]


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Policy positions

Quotes

  • “It just seemed like a really interesting way to give control over the government back to citizens rather than just elected representatives or business interests that might control the budgeting process more than citizens. It seemed like a good way of empowering citizens.”
  • As a student at William & Mary, Payne proposed a participantory budgetary website that would allow citizens to become directly involved in the process of proposing and editing budgets at the local level.[12]
  • This is a new year, and we need to get to the root of structural inequality in the City, not cater to businesses and corporate interests.
  • The nature of public comment before Council meetings will inherently have restraints, and maybe the best approach is to hold monthly Town Hall meetings.
  • "Divesting sends a signal.” “What I'm trying to do is start a long-term conversation about how we as a city respond to climate change."
  • C-VILLE Weekly “Divestment: Charlottesville considers dumping fossil-fuel holdings” (12/12/2019) [15]
  • “We can do something unprecedented by expanding it (affordable housing) and having public housing be a crown jewel of our city and send a signal that working families can afford to live in this city, and we want to provide affordable housing as a human right.”
  • The Cavalier Daily (01/16/2019) [16]
  • "Last night, we passed a city council resolution demanding #NoWarOnIran. Regardless of political differences, we all need to be united against unconstitutional war. We can only prevent war through a mass movement, strikes, and nationwide mobilization."

References

  1. Web. 2015 November General, State Board of Elections, November 6, 2011, retrieved November 12, 2019.
  2. Web. Democrats Magill, Snook, Payne sweep City Council race, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 5, 2019, retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. Web. 2019 June Primary Results - Charlottesville, State Board of Elections, June 11, 2019, retrieved June 12, 2019.
  4. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved January 10, 2019.
  5. Web. Five Democratic council candidates make their cases at forum, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 23, 2019, retrieved February 24, 2019.
  6. https://https://www.linkedin.com › olivia-patton-9781175a
  7. https://michaelpayneforcville.com/
  8. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved June 16, 2019.
  9. https://michaelpayneforcville.com/
  10. https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2014/weingartner-challenge-to-improve-the-world-elicits-hundreds-of-responses.php
  11. Web. Gathers, Payne running for City Council, Staff reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 7, 2019, retrieved June 16, 2019.
  12. https://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2014/weingartner-challenge-to-improve-the-world-elicits-hundreds-of-responses.php
  13. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, January 2, 2018.
  14. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, January 16, 2018.
  15. Web. Divestment: Charlottesville considers dumping fossil-fuel holdings, Carol Diggs, 12/12/18
  16. Web. Democratic candidates for City Council emphasize affordable housing, living as key issues, Geremia Di Maro, The Cavalier Daily, 01/16/2019

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