John Edward Hall

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John Edward Hall
John Edward Hall

Candidate for
City Council
District At-Large
Election Nov. 7, 2017
For term to start 2018

Biographical Information

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John Edward Hall ran for the Charlottesville City Council as an independent candidate in the November 2017 general election. [1] He placed sixth. [2]

He was also a candidate in 2019. He dropped out, but then re-entered the race before the filing deadline. He once again placed last. [3] [4]

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Hall, a design engineer, moved to Charlottesville in 2000 to work in the hematology lab at the University of Virginia. He is a native of Winchester.

In June 2003, he asked Council to appoint him as a security guard and stated that he had been discriminated against because of his mental disability. [5] In September of that year he proposed a new city logo. [6]

2019 election

Candidates Votes %
Sena Magill (D) 8,420 25.97
Lloyd Snook (D) 8,133 25.08
Michael Payne (D) 7,816 24.10
Bellamy Brown (I) 5,736 17.69
Paul Long (I) 1,253 3.86
John Edward Hall (I) 837 2.58
Write-In 232 0.72
Source: State Board of Elections[7]

Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

2017 election

Candidates Votes %
Nikuyah Walker (I) 7,906 29.13
Heather Hill (D) 7,752 28.57
Amy Laufer (D) 7,697 28.36
Kenneth Jackson (I) 2,186 8.06
Paul Long (I) 804 2.96
John Edward Hall (I) 597 2.20
Write-In 95 na

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


  1. Web. Hall qualifies for City Council ballot just before deadline, Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 23, 2017, retrieved June 25, 2017.
  2. Web. First Independent since 1948 win election to Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 7, 2017, retrieved November 8, 2017.
  3. Web. Three more candidates plan council campaigns, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. Web. John Hall withdraws from City Council race, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 18, 2019, retrieved April 18, 2019.
  5. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, June 16, 2003.
  6. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, September 2, 2003.
  7. Web. 2015 November General, State Board of Elections, November 6, 2011, retrieved November 12, 2019.

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