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 briefly a candidate in 2019 but dropped out. [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

Hall was briefly a candidate as an independent for one of three seats on the Charlottesville City Council. [3]

2019 election

2017 election

Candidate 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, World Media 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. 3.0 3.1 Web. Three more candidates plan council campaigns, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.
  4. Web. John Hall withdraws from City Council race, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media 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.

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