Carole Thorpe succeeded Bill Hay as the chair of the Jefferson Area Tea Party. She served as chair from 2010 to March 22, 2012.  
Thorpe was later elected for another term in April 2013 but declined to run again in 2014. She was also briefly co-host of Charlottesville--Right Now on WINA.
- ↑ Web. Area tea party shifts focus to local government, Brandon Shulleeta, Daily Progress, Media General, January 16, 2011, retrieved January 22, 2021.
- ↑ Web. Thorpe stepping down as head of local tea party, Staff reports, Daily Progress, Media General, March 2, 2012, retrieved January 21, 2021.