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How Charlottesville ‘Resistance’ and Violence Felled a Rising Political Star

By FRED LUCAS, Daily Signal

Days after President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, then-Mayor Michael Signer held a press conference at this city’s outdoor downtown mall that turned into a political rally drawing hundreds. That’s where the mayor declared to a cheering crowd that Charlottesville was a “capital of the resistance.”

VaNews August 13, 2019


‘Progressive energy:’ Hudson, Payne wins signal generational shift

By LISA PROVENCE, Cville Weekly

In the end, the 57th District race pitting a millennial and a baby boomer for the open House of Delegates seat wasn’t even close. Thirty-year-old Sally Hudson crushed two-term City Councilor Kathy Galvin with 66 percent of the vote in the June 11 primary.

VaNews June 18, 2019


Payne, Snook, Magill win in City Council primary

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Michael Payne, Lloyd Snook and Sena Magill rose to the top of the field to win the three Democratic nominations for Charlottesville City Council up for grabs in Tuesday’s primary, according to unofficial results from the Virginia Department of Elections.

VaNews June 12, 2019


Candidates for 57th House and 17th Senate districts report campaign funds

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin outraised her opponent in the final reporting period before the Democratic primary for House of Delegates. Sally Hudson, however, maintains a significant lead in the monetary race for the 57th District seat, according to recently released campaign finance reports. Meanwhile, in the 17th Senate District, incumbent Republican Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, is vastly outraising his primary opponent, Rich Breeden

VaNews June 10, 2019


At forum, Galvin, Hudson differ on vision for 57th House seat

By NOLAN STOUT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

The Democratic candidates seeking the 57th District seat in the House of Delegates met for the first time on Thursday. Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin, an adjunct professor in the University of Virginia’s architecture school, and Sally Hudson, an assistant professor of public policy, education and economics at UVa, discussed their campaigns in front of about 60 people

VaNews April 19, 2019


Charlottesville mayor: There is a 'direct line' between Trump campaign and white supremacist rally

By MADELINE CONWAY, Washington Times

Mike Signer, the mayor of Charlottesville, said Sunday that he sees a “direct line” between President Donald Trump’s campaign playing “on our worst prejudices” and the white supremacist rally that turned fatal in his Virginia town on Saturday.

VaNews August 14, 2017


Signer declares city a 'capital of resistance' against Trump

By DEREK QUIZON, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer declared the city a “capital of resistance” to the administration of President Donald Trump on Tuesday afternoon. Signer hosted a news conference in front of City Hall, calling on attendees to help fight Trump’s orders on immigration and the refugee program, including the 90-day travel ban on citizens of seven countries considered a high risk for terrorism by administration officials.

VaNews February 1, 2017


Signer joins mayors seeking more gun control

By STAFF REPORT, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer joined a nationwide coalition of mayors campaigning for stricter gun control. Mayors Against Illegal Guns includes more than 1,000 mayors, including 10 from the state of Virginia. The group — started by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2006 — advocates more aggressive enforcement targeting gun law violators and background checks on private sales, among other measures.

VaNews June 20, 2016


Signer chosen as Charlottesville mayor amid public dissension

By CHRIS SUAREZ, Daily Progress (Metered Paywall - 25 articles a month)

Amid a backdrop of protest, the Charlottesville City Council on Monday elected its two newcomers, Mike Signer and Wes Bellamy, as mayor and vice mayor, respectively. Both nominations were approved unanimously, and were followed by a prepared statement from Signer, an attorney whose campaign raised more than $50,000 last year — approximately half of what he and his two Democratic running mates raised collectively.

VaNews January 5, 2016


Council primary costlier than reported: Signer campaign manager demands retraction

By LISA PROVENCE, Cville Weekly

When C-VILLE reported last week about how much money was raised and spent in the June 9 Democratic primary, “Big money: Dede Smith voted out in high-dollars primary,” the article didn’t make clear that the numbers used were from a May 27 filing and the final numbers won’t be in until July 15.

VaNews June 24, 2015