Wes Bellamy

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Wes Bellamy
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]

He is the founder of Helping Young People Evolve and one of three Democratic nominations for City Council in 2015. [2]

Bellamy also placed 3rd in the June 11, 2013 Democratic Primary for City Council. [3] [4]

Bellamy was honored by the Daily Progress in 2013 as part of their Distinguished Dozen series. [5]

Committee assignments

In his first term, Bellamy was assigned to: [6]

Election 2015

Bellamy made his campaign announcement on February 15, 2015 at C'Ville Coffee. [2]

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. [7] After a count of provisional ballots, Fenwick edged Bellamy by five votes. [4]

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. [8] 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. [9]

Bellamy also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the Public Housing Association of Residents. [10]


  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 enters race for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 15, 2015, retrieved February 17, 2015.
  3. Web. Bellamy announces Council candidacy, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 13, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 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.
  5. Web. Dozen: Bellamy helping city's poorest children reach potential, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 27, 2013, retrieved January 7, 2016.
  6. E-mail. Paige Rice, City of Charlottesville. "RE: list of appointments." Message to Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow. January 7, 2016.
  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. Szakos makes bid for second Council term official, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 14, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
  9. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  10. 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