Wes Bellamy at June 19, 2017 City Council meeting
Vice Mayor of City of Charlottesville
|For term to start||January 2016|
|Term End||December 2017|
|Term Start||January 2016|
|Term End||December 2019|
Charlottesville City Council
|Term Start||January 2014|
|Term End||December 2017|
|Date of birth||Nov. 4, 1986
|Alma mater||South Carolina State University|
|Profession||Teacher at Albemarle High School|
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.  He established the Helping Young People Evolve in 2011 and soon afterwards entered city politics.
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.  He is originally from Atlanta, and moved to the area to take a job at the National Ground Intelligence Center.
Bellamy tried again in the 2015 Democratic race, when three seats were up for nomination. 
|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|
|Source: State Board of Elections|
Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.
Audio of Bellamy's campaign announcement:
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|Candidate Profile Resources|
|Candidate||Wes Bellamy (D)|
|Office||Charlottesville City Council|
|Election year||2015 election|
|Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow|
|Candidate interview transcript|
|Candidate interview audio|
After being elected, Bellamy was assigned to: 
- Charlottesville Redevelopment and Housing Authority
- Citizen's Advisory Panel (CAP)
- Cville Development Corp.
- Darden Towe Park Board
- Retirement Commission
Soon after election, Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed him to the State Board of Election.
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- Web. Bellamy announces Council candidacy, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 13, 2013, retrieved March 14, 2013.
- 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.
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