Charles L. Weber, Jr.

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Charles L. "Buddy" Weber, Jr.
Charles Weber (R-Charlottesville)

Charlottesville City Council
District At-Large
Party Republican
Election Nov. 5, 2013
For term to start January 2014
Term End December 2017

Biographical Information

Date of birth 1946
Place of birth Baltimore, Maryland
Website Campaign Website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Charles L. "Buddy" Weber, Jr is a Charlottesville attorney and chair of the Charlottesville Republican Committee. He was a Republican candidate for the Charlottesville City Council in the 2013 election.[1][2]

Weber is also one of several plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the city of Charlottesville to stop the removal of the Robert E. Lee Statue in Emancipation Park.[3]

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Weber was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1946.

Military career

Weber served twenty-seven years as a navy pilot until 1995. As a pilot, Weber logged over 4,100 flight hours, 950 carrier landings and flew 133 combat missions in Viet Nam. He opened up his practice in 1998 after being admitted to the Virginia State Bar and has since represented over 1,500 clients.[4]


In 1968, Weber received a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Virginia, an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California in 1978, and a degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998.[4]

Lee statue removal case

Weber is one of thirteen plaintiffs in a lawsuit to keep the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park.[5] He was assigned by Judge Robert H. Downer Jr. to represent James Alex Fields Jr. in the second-degree murder of Heather Heyer on August 12, 2017.[6]

Election 2013

Candidates Votes %
Kristin Szakos (D) incumbent 7,411 34.89
Bob Fenwick (D) 6,650 31.31
Mike Farruggio (R) 3,897 18.35
Charles L. Weber, Jr. (R) 3,172 14.93
Write-In 112 .53
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[7]

Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Buddy Weber (R)
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2013 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

For many years, Weber has tried to find candidates to run as Republicans in Charlottesville. When he successfully recruited Mike Farruggio to run, Farruggio said he did not want to run alone. So, Weber decided to run himself. Through May 29, 2013, Weber raised $2,595 in campaign donations including a $500 donation from John Pfaltz.[8] In July and August, Weber reported $4,984 in donations.[9]

Nomination at mass meeting


Campaign announcement

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  1. Web. Szakos, Fenwick win Charlottesville City Council seats, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 5, 2013, retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. Web. City fields 2 GOP candidates for council, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 25, 2013, retrieved April 29, 2013.
  3. Web. March 20, 2017 complaint against removal of Robert E. Lee Statue, cvillepedia, September 16, 2017, retrieved September 16, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web. Charles L. Weber - Charlottesville Criminal Defense Attorney, Firm website, Charles L. Weber, Jr., retrieved December 14, 2010.
  5. Web. Attorney assigned to represent Fields is plaintiff in statue removal suit, Bryan McKenzie, News Article, Daily Progress, August 14, 2017, retrieved August 15, 2017.
  6. Web. Attorney assigned to represent Fields is plaintiff in statue removal suit, Bryan McKenzie, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, August 14, 2017, retrieved September 16, 2017.
  7. Web. Charlottesville City Council Election Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 11, 2013.
  8. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  9. Web. Local campaigns garner support from political parties, business PAC, Maggie Ambrose and Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 22, 2013, retrieved October 3, 2013.

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