Waldo Jaquith

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Waldo Jaquith is a prominent blogger and activist who currently lives in Albemarle County. He is a former City Council candidate who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination in 2002. Jaquith is also the owner and operator of cvillenews, an online news community.


He is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.

Jaquith is the creator of cvillenews.com and is often described as one of the community's first Internet bloggers. In fact, cvillenews was launched as an online discussion forum for local news before this practice even became known as blogging.

Jaquith was the original creator of the Richmond Sunlight website tracking legislation in the Virginia General Assembly.

Ten ideas for Charlottesville

Jaquith began appearing before Council in May 2003 in order to give ten ideas that he thought would benefit Charlottesville[1]

  1. Make grants of $100 to young people under the age of 21 who promote social change
  2. Provide sizeable grants to sustaining a social activist

External links




  1. Charlottesville City Council Minutes. 19 May 2003. City of Charlottesville, Virginia. 30 Mar. 2009 <http://weblink.charlottesville.org/DocView.aspx?id=195919>.