Kenneth Wayne Jackson

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Kenneth Wayne Jackson

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

Candidate for
City Council
District At-Large
Term Start July 2004

Biographical Information

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Kenneth Wayne Jackson is an independent candidate for City Council who placed fourth in the November 2017 general election. [1] [2]

He also ran unsuccessfully as a Republican candidate in the 2004 Council race. [3]

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2017 City Council 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%.

Jackson's campaign finance reports contained several questionable items such as multiple bank fees to the University of Virginia Credit Union for overdrawing the account. [4]


As a black gay man who received public housing assistance, Jackson was a candidate for the Republican party in 2004. At the time, he was a cook at Ludwig's Schnitzelhouse on Fontaine Avenue. [3] He appeared before Council on April 21, 2003 to protest the increases of certain fees and the meal tax in the budget year for fiscal year 2004. [5]

Candidates Votes %
Kendra Hamilton (D) 3,465 64.90
David E. Brown (D) 3,366 63.05
Kevin J. Lynch (D) incumbent 3,183 59.62
Ann Reinicke (R) 1,782 33.38
Kenneth Wayne Jackson (R) 1,557 29.16
Write-In 778 14.57
Vance D. High (I) 717 13.43
Source: City of Charlottesville


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

External links


  1. Web. First Independent since 1948 win election to Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 7, 2017, retrieved November 8, 2017.
  2. Web. Three independents fail to qualify for City Council ballot, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 19, 2017, retrieved June 24, 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. HOTSEAT- Kenneth Jackson: Not your stereotypical Republican, Lisa Provence, The Hook, February 19, 2004, retrieved June 2, 2017.
  4. Web. Independent City Council candidates lead in late summer fundraising, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved November 12, 2017.
  5. Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, April 21, 2003.
  6. Web. Elections Database, Elections Database, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved July 25, 2017.