Chan Bryant

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Chan Bryant
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Chan Bryant, c. 2019

Democratic nomination for Sheriff
Albemarle County
Party Democratic
For term to start January 2020
Incumbent J. E."Chip" Harding

Biographical Information

Place of birth Charlottesville
Profession Law Enforcement, Chief Deputy - Albemarle County Sheriff's Office
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Chan Bryant is the Albemarle County Sheriff. [1] She won election in November 2019. [2] She been endorsed by the current sheriff, Chip Harding. [3]

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Bryant has been with the Albemarle County Sheriff's Office since 1995 and became the department's first female Sergeant in 2009. Six year later (2015) she was promoted to Chief Deputy, tasked with running day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office. Bryant became the first woman to be deputy sheriff.

Chan was born in Charlottesville and raised in Greene County. She graduated from William Monroe High School; obtained an associates degree in applied science, majoring in police science from Piedmont Virginia Community College; and received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from James Madison University.[4]

2019 election

General election in Albemarle County was on November 5, 2019. A primary was held on June 11, 2019. The filing deadline for this election was March 28, 2019.

  • 2019 June Democratic Primary (Unofficial Results as of 06/12/2019 02:22 PM):
Candidates Votes %
Chan Bryant (D) 4,527 63.65
Patrick Estes (D) 2,585 36.35
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[5]


  1. Web. Bryant sworn in as Albemarle County Sheriff, Staff reports, News Article, CBS19, December 30, 2019, retrieved December 31, 2019.
  2. Web., Meghan Moriarity, News Article, WVIR NBC29, Charlottesville, VA, January 29, 2019, retrieved February 8, 2019.
  3. Web. Chief deputy officially announces run for Albemarle sheriff, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 30, 2019, retrieved February 8, 2019.
  4. Web. Chief Deputy Bryant to Announce Candidacy for Albemarle Co. Sheriff, News Article, WVIR NBC29, Charlottesville, VA, January 25, 2019, retrieved February 21, 2019.
  5. Web. 2019 June Primary Results - Albemarle County, State Board of Elections, June 11, 2019, retrieved June 12, 2019.

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