Wes Bellamy

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Wes Bellamy
Wes Bellamy at his 2013 campaign announcement

Party Democratic
Election November 3, 2015
For term to 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 founder of Helping Young People Evolve and one of three Democratic nominations for City Council in 2015. [1]

He also placed 3rd in the June 11, 2013 Democratic Primary for City Council. [2] [3]

Election 2015

Bellamy made his campaign announcement on February 15, 2015 at C'Ville Coffee. [1]

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

Source website

Election 2013

Bellamy tied with Bob Fenwick with 1,088 votes each in the June 11, 2013 Democratic primary. [4] After a count of provisional ballots, Fenwick edged Bellamy by five votes. [3]

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. [5] He is originally from Atlanta, and moved to the area to take a job at the National Ground Intelligence Center.

Bellamy raised $3,828 between January 1 and May 29, 2013. His largest campaign contribution was $500 from Mark Brown. [6]

Bellamy also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the Public Housing Association of Residents. [7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. Bellamy enters race for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 15, 2015, retrieved February 17, 2015.
  2. Web. Bellamy announces Council candidacy, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 13, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.
  4. Web. Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 12, 2013, retrieved June 12, 2013.
  5. Web. Szakos makes bid for second Council term official, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 14, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
  6. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  7. 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.

External Links

Facebook page for campaign