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Independents try to break Democratic stranglehold on Charlottesville

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Charlottesville voters will head to the polls in a little over a week to install new majorities on the City Council and School Board, select a new clerk to oversee records at the Charlottesville Circuit Court and choose their representatives in Richmond. Three Democrats and four independents are competing this year for three seats on the five-person City Council.

VaNews October 31, 2011


Independents battle Democrats, each other for City Council

By GRAHAM MOOMAW, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

After a hotly contested primary, the three Democratic nominees for Charlottesville City Council are set, but for the independent candidates, the battle is just beginning. The five independents in the mix this year — Bob Fenwick, Andrew D. Williams, Brandon Collins, Paul Long and Scott Bandy — all finalized their paperwork before the filing deadline Tuesday night, according to officials with the city registrar’s office. On Saturday, the Democrats selected incumbent Satyendra Huja, School Board member Kathy Galvin and dredging activist Dede Smith as their three nominees.

VaNews August 25, 2011