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'''Wes Bellamy'''  is the vice mayor of the city of [[Charlottesville]]. He was elected to the [[Charlottesville City Council]] on November 3, 2015. He received the most amount of votes of the three victors. <ref name="unofficial">{{cite web|title=2015 November General - Unofficial Results|url=http://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2015%20November%20General/Site/Locality/ALBEMARLE%20COUNTY/Index.html|author=|work=|publisher=Virginia State Board of Elections|location=|publishdate=November 3, 2015|accessdate=November 3, 2015}}</ref>
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'''Wes Bellamy'''  is the vice mayor of the city of [[Charlottesville]]. He was elected to the [[Charlottesville City Council]] on November 3, 2015. He received the most amount of votes of the three victors. <ref name="unofficial">{{cite web|title=2015 November General - Unofficial Results|url=http://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2015%20November%20General/Site/Locality/ALBEMARLE%20COUNTY/Index.html|author=|work=|publisher=Virginia State Board of Elections|location=|publishdate=November 3, 2015|accessdate=November 3, 2015}}</ref>  
  
He is the founder of [[Helping Young People Evolve]] and one of three Democratic nominations for [[City Council]] in 2015. <ref name="2015bid">{{cite web|title=Bellamy enters race for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20170-bellamy-enters-cville-city-council-race/|author=Lacey Naff|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 15, 2015|accessdate=February 17, 2015}}</ref>
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Tweets made by Bellamy came under fire in late 2016 and prompted many for him to resign from Council. In late December, he resigned from a teaching post at [[Albemarle High School]]. <ref name="AHS-resign">{{cite-progress|title=Bellamy resigns AHS teaching position|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/bellamy-resigns-ahs-teaching-position/article_4e20d9c6-cbc4-11e6-95d8-d39962baaa5c.html|author=Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=December 27, 2016|publishdate=December 26, 2016|accessdate=}}</ref>
  
Bellamy also placed 3rd in the June 11, 2013 Democratic Primary for City Council. <ref name="announce">{{cite web|title=Bellamy announces Council candidacy|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/14281-bellamy-announcement/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 13, 2013|accessdate=March 14, 2013}}</ref> <ref name="defeat">{{cite-progress|title=It's official: Fenwick to be on ballot for City Council|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/it-s-official-fenwick-to-be-on-ballot-for-city/article_926b3dd2-d547-11e2-bb67-0019bb30f31a.html|author=K. Burnell Evans and Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=June 15, 2013|publishdate=June 14, 2013|accessdate=June 19, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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==Biography==
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Bellamy moved to the Charlottesville area in 2009 to work for the [[National Ground Intelligence Center]]. He left that position shortly afterwards and began teaching in Albemarle schools. <ref name="AHS-resign" /> He established the [[Helping Young People Evolve]] in 2011 and soon afterwards entered city politics.  
  
 
Bellamy was honored by the [[Daily Progress]] in [[2013]] as part of their [[Distinguished Dozen]] series. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Dozen: Bellamy helping city's poorest children reach potential|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/dozen-bellamy-helping-city-s-poorest-children-reach-potential/article_9c035b6c-6f5d-11e3-ae24-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=December 27, 2013|publishdate=December 27, 2013|accessdate=January 7, 2016}}</ref>
 
Bellamy was honored by the [[Daily Progress]] in [[2013]] as part of their [[Distinguished Dozen]] series. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Dozen: Bellamy helping city's poorest children reach potential|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/dozen-bellamy-helping-city-s-poorest-children-reach-potential/article_9c035b6c-6f5d-11e3-ae24-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=December 27, 2013|publishdate=December 27, 2013|accessdate=January 7, 2016}}</ref>
  
==Committee assignments==
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===2013 election===
In his first term, Bellamy was assigned to: <ref>{{cite email|subject=RE: list of appointments|from=Paige Rice|sourceorg=City of Charlottesville|to=Sean Tubbs|repositoryorg=Charlottesville Tomorrow|senddate=January 7, 2016}}</ref>
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Bellamy sought one of two nominations for Council in 2013. He placed 3rd in the June 11, 2013 Democratic Primary for City Council. <ref name="announce">{{cite web|title=Bellamy announces Council candidacy|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/14281-bellamy-announcement/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 13, 2013|accessdate=March 14, 2013}}</ref> <ref name="defeat">{{cite-progress|title=It's official: Fenwick to be on ballot for City Council|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/it-s-official-fenwick-to-be-on-ballot-for-city/article_926b3dd2-d547-11e2-bb67-0019bb30f31a.html|author=K. Burnell Evans and Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=June 15, 2013|publishdate=June 14, 2013|accessdate=June 19, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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Bellamy announced his candidacy on March 13, 2013 at [[Tonsler Park]]. Just a month before, he had declared he would not run this year, but changed his mind. <ref>{{cite web|title=Szakos makes bid for second Council term official|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/14085-szakos-second-term-announcement/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 14, 2013|accessdate=March 14, 2013}}</ref> He is originally from Atlanta, and moved to the area to take a job at the [[National Ground Intelligence Center]].
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Bellamy tied with [[Bob Fenwick]] with 1,088 votes each in the June 11, 2013 Democratic primary. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/bellamy-fenwick-in-dead-heat-szakos-wins-easily/article_8f83c6c8-d30a-11e2-b6a7-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=June 12, 2013|publishdate=June 12, 2013|accessdate=June 12, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>  After a count of provisional ballots, Fenwick edged Bellamy by five votes. <ref name="defeat" />
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Bellamy raised $3,828 between January 1 and May 29, 2013. His largest campaign contribution was $500 from [[Mark Brown]]. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/palmer-mckeel-lead-local-candidates-in-fundraising/article_c82be91e-cfe1-11e2-92b9-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Daily Progress Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=|publishdate=June 7, 2013|accessdate=June 10, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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Bellamy also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the [[Public Housing Association of Residents]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Questionnaire for City Council Candidatesurl=http://www.pharcville.org/2013/06/04/phar-questionnaire-for-city-council-candidates/|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=June 4, 2013|accessdate=June 10, 2013}}</ref>
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*[[Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority]]
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===2015 election===
*[[Citizen's Advisory Panel]] (CAP)
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Bellamy tried again in the 2015 Democratic race, when three seats were up for nomination. <ref name="2015bid">{{cite web|title=Bellamy enters race for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20170-bellamy-enters-cville-city-council-race/|author=Lacey Naff|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 15, 2015|accessdate=February 17, 2015}}</ref>
*Cville Development Corp.
 
*[[Darden Towe Park]] Board
 
*[[Retirement  Commission
 
  
==Election 2015==
 
 
Bellamy made his campaign announcement on February 15, 2015 at [[C'Ville Coffee]]. <ref name="2015bid" />
 
Bellamy made his campaign announcement on February 15, 2015 at [[C'Ville Coffee]]. <ref name="2015bid" />
  
 
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===Audio of Bellamy's campaign announcement:===
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====Audio of Bellamy's campaign announcement:====
 
{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150215-Bellamy-Announcement.mp3}}
 
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==Election 2013==
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==Committee assignments==
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After being elected, Bellamy was assigned to: <ref>{{cite email|subject=RE: list of appointments|from=Paige Rice|sourceorg=City of Charlottesville|to=Sean Tubbs|repositoryorg=Charlottesville Tomorrow|senddate=January 7, 2016}}</ref>
  
Bellamy tied with [[Bob Fenwick]] with 1,088 votes each in the June 11, 2013 Democratic primary. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/bellamy-fenwick-in-dead-heat-szakos-wins-easily/article_8f83c6c8-d30a-11e2-b6a7-001a4bcf6878.html|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=June 12, 2013|publishdate=June 12, 2013|accessdate=June 12, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>  After a count of provisional ballots, Fenwick edged Bellamy by five votes. <ref name="defeat" />
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*[[Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority]]
 
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*[[Citizen's Advisory Panel]] (CAP)
Bellamy announced his candidacy on March 13, 2013 at [[Tonsler Park]]. Just a month before, he had declared he would not run this year, but changed his mind. <ref>{{cite web|title=Szakos makes bid for second Council term official|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/14085-szakos-second-term-announcement/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 14, 2013|accessdate=March 14, 2013}}</ref> He is originally from Atlanta, and moved to the area to take a job at the [[National Ground Intelligence Center]].
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*Cville Development Corp.
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*[[Darden Towe Park]] Board
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*[[Retirement  Commission]]
  
Bellamy raised $3,828 between January 1 and May 29, 2013. His largest campaign contribution was $500 from [[Mark Brown]]. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/palmer-mckeel-lead-local-candidates-in-fundraising/article_c82be91e-cfe1-11e2-92b9-0019bb30f31a.html|author=Daily Progress Staff Reports|pageno=|printdate=|publishdate=June 7, 2013|accessdate=June 10, 2013|cturl=}}</ref>
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Soon after election, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed him to the State Board of Election.  
  
Bellamy also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the [[Public Housing Association of Residents]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Questionnaire for City Council Candidatesurl=http://www.pharcville.org/2013/06/04/phar-questionnaire-for-city-council-candidates/|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=June 4, 2013|accessdate=June 10, 2013}}</ref>
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==Controversial tweets==
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Tweets made from Bellamy's account between 2009 and 2014 were first published by activist [[Jason Kessler]] in late November and then published in other media outlets. <ref>{{cite web|title=|url=http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2016/11/wes-bellamy-charlottesville-twitter|author=|work=|publisher=|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=December 27, 2016}}</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 14:08, 27 December 2016

Wes Bellamy
20150430-Bellamy.jpg
Wes Bellamy at a 2015 campaign event

For term to start January 2016
Term End December 2017
Incumbent Dede Smith

Term Start January 2016
Term End December 2019

Term Start January 2014
Term End December 2017

Biographical Information

Date of birth Nov. 4, 1986
Age 33
Alma mater South Carolina State University
Profession Teacher at Albemarle High School
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Wes Bellamy is the vice mayor of the city of Charlottesville. He was elected to the Charlottesville City Council on November 3, 2015. He received the most amount of votes of the three victors. [1]

Tweets made by Bellamy came under fire in late 2016 and prompted many for him to resign from Council. In late December, he resigned from a teaching post at Albemarle High School. [2]

Biography

Bellamy moved to the Charlottesville area in 2009 to work for the National Ground Intelligence Center. He left that position shortly afterwards and began teaching in Albemarle schools. [2] He established the Helping Young People Evolve in 2011 and soon afterwards entered city politics.

Bellamy was honored by the Daily Progress in 2013 as part of their Distinguished Dozen series. [3]

2013 election

Bellamy sought one of two nominations for Council in 2013. He placed 3rd in the June 11, 2013 Democratic Primary for City Council. [4] [5]

Bellamy announced his candidacy on March 13, 2013 at Tonsler Park. Just a month before, he had declared he would not run this year, but changed his mind. [6] He is originally from Atlanta, and moved to the area to take a job at the National Ground Intelligence Center.

Bellamy tied with Bob Fenwick with 1,088 votes each in the June 11, 2013 Democratic primary. [7] After a count of provisional ballots, Fenwick edged Bellamy by five votes. [5]

Bellamy raised $3,828 between January 1 and May 29, 2013. His largest campaign contribution was $500 from Mark Brown. [8]

Bellamy also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the Public Housing Association of Residents. [9]


2015 election

Bellamy tried again in the 2015 Democratic race, when three seats were up for nomination. [10]

Bellamy made his campaign announcement on February 15, 2015 at C'Ville Coffee. [10]


Candidates Votes %
Wes Bellamy (D) 4,688 29.67
Kathleen M. Galvin (D) incumbent 4,590 29.05
Mike Signer (D) 4,309 27.28
Anson Parker (R) 1,208 7.65
Scott Bandy (I) 691 4.37
Write-In 312 3.0
Source: State Board of Elections[11]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Audio of Bellamy's campaign announcement:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150215-Bellamy-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>


Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Wes Bellamy (D)
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2015 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

<mp3player>http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/images/20150901-Bellamy-interview.mp3</mp3player>
Source website


Committee assignments

After being elected, Bellamy was assigned to: [12]

Soon after election, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed him to the State Board of Election.

Controversial tweets

Tweets made from Bellamy's account between 2009 and 2014 were first published by activist Jason Kessler in late November and then published in other media outlets. [13]

References

  1. Web. 2015 November General - Unofficial Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, November 3, 2015, retrieved November 3, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Bellamy resigns AHS teaching position, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 26, 2016
  3. Web. Dozen: Bellamy helping city's poorest children reach potential, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 27, 2013, retrieved January 7, 2016.
  4. Web. Bellamy announces Council candidacy, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 13, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Web. It's official: Fenwick to be on ballot for City Council, K. Burnell Evans and Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 14, 2013, retrieved June 19, 2013.
  6. Web. Szakos makes bid for second Council term official, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 14, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
  7. Web. Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 12, 2013, retrieved June 12, 2013.
  8. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  9. Web. [ Questionnaire for City Council Candidatesurl=http://www.pharcville.org/2013/06/04/phar-questionnaire-for-city-council-candidates/], June 4, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Web. Bellamy enters race for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 15, 2015, retrieved February 17, 2015.
  11. Web. 2015 November General, State Board of Elections, November 4, 2011, retrieved July 28, 2016.
  12. E-mail. Paige Rice, City of Charlottesville. "RE: list of appointments." Message to Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow. January 7, 2016.
  13. Web. [1], retrieved December 27, 2016.

External Links

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