2002 election

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On May 7, 2002 Charlottesville held elections for two seats on the City Council.

City Council

Democratic caucus

David Toscano did not run for re-election to Council, resulting in a large field for the Democratic nominations. Blake Caravati and Alexandra Searls were nominated, defeating challengers Joan Fenton, Waldo Jaquith, Bern Ewert and David Simmons.

General election

Candidates Votes %
J. Blake Caravati (D) incumbent 2,512 33.96
Robert S. Schilling (R) 2,176 29.42
Alexandria P. Searls (D) 2,049 27.70
Stratton J. Salidis (I) 659 8.91

Voters could cast two votes, one for each of the two seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%. [1]


  1. "Local Election- May 7, 2002." Virginia State Board of Elections. 24 June 2009 <http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/ElectionResults/2002/may/540.htm>.