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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''' 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]].  
  
 
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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==Early life and education==
 
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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>   
 
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>
  
 
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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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*'''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.'''
 
*'''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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Michael Payne
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Michael Payne (D)

Charlottesville City Council
Party Democrat
For term to start January 2020
Term End January 2023

Biographical Information

Date of birth September 23, 1992
Age 27
Place of birth Virginia
Residence City of Charlottesville
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Michael Payne was elected to the Charlottesville City Council on November 5, 2019, placing third in a six-way race. [1] At age 27, he is the youngest councilmember in Charlottesville's history since the city abandoned the Mayor-Council form of government in 1922.

Payne is a community organizer focusing on affordable housing issues. He announced his campaign on January 8, 2019.[2]

Payne has represented Habitat Virginia on statewide affordable housing issues and volunteers with the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition.[3]

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.[4]

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.[5]

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.[6]


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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. [7]

Key staff members

General election results

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[9]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Primary results

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[10]


  • Voters could select up to three candidate

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