Liz Palmer

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Dr. Lizbeth Palmer
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Dr. Lizbeth Palmer

District Samuel Miller District
Party Democratic
Election Nov. 7, 2017
For term to start January 1, 2018
Term End December 31, 2021

Term Start January 2016
Term End December 2016
Preceded by Jane Dittmar
Succeeded by Diantha McKeel

District Samuel Miller District
Term Start January 2014
Term End December 2017
Preceded by Duane E. Snow
Succeeded by Jim Andrews

Albemarle County Service Authority
Board of Directors
District Samuel Miller District
Term Start 2006
Term End December 31, 2013[1]
Preceded by Marvin Hilton
Succeeded by Jennifer Sulzberger

Biographical Information

Website Campaign Website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Dr. Lizbeth Palmer is a former member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors who served as chair in 2016. She won election to the Albemarle Board of Supervisors on November 5, 2013, defeating incumbent Duane Snow. [2] [3] She won re-election on November 7, 2017. [4]

Palmer did not seek a third term. [5] Upon leaving office, she was appointed once again to the Albemarle County Service Authority.


Palmer serves on the Board of Directors of the Albemarle County Service Authorityand represented the Authority on the South Fork Rivanna Reservoir Stewardship Task Force from 2008 to 2009. She also served on the Ivy Creek Foundation Board of Directors from 2004 to 2010. Liz Palmer has been involved in Rivanna watershed issues for many years as a member of the League of Women Voters Natural Resource Committee. Palmer will be the citizen representative for Albemarle County on the Rivanna River Basin Commission until 2013.

She has been a practicing small animal veterinarian for 30 years. She presently owns and operates Charlottesville End of Life Pet Care, a business that provides in home hospice care for companion animals.

Palmer was originally appointed by former Supervisor Sally Thomas during 2006-2009 to the ACSA Board, but Supervisor Duane Snow opted to select Marvin Hilton instead for a term beginning in 2010. When Hilton died in 2010, Palmer was reappointed.

As a representative on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Palmer advocated keeping Albemarle courts in downtown Charlottesville, halting the Western Bypass project and launching video streams of Board of Supervisor meetings. She also supported collaboration between the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle county [6].

2017 election

Candidates Votes %
Liz Palmer (D) (winner) 4,916 67.88
John Lowry (R) 2,312 31.92
Write-In 14 0.19
Source: State Board of Elections[7]

2013 election

Palmer defeated Duane Snow in the November 5 general election.

Candidates Votes %
Liz Palmer (D) (winner) 3,715 56.62
Duane Snow (R) 2,841 43.30
Write-In 5 0.08
Source: State Board of Elections[8]
Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Liz Palmer (D) - WINNER
Office Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, Samuel Miller District
Election year 2013 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

She announced her candidacy for the Samuel Miller seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on April 11, 2013.[3] Palmer raised $20,461 in campaign contributions between April and May 29, 2013. [9] In the period from July to August 2013, Palmer received $10,844 in donations. [10]

Audio of campaign announcement

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Audio of October 1 Charlottesville Tomorrow/Daily Progress campaign forum

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2017 election

Palmer announced her intention to seek a second term representing the Samuel Miller District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on March 29, 2017. She will likely face Republican John Lowry in the November 7, 2017 election [6].


  1. "Boards and Commissions Maintenance." Albemarle County, Virginia - Official Web Site. Web. 09 June 2010. <>.
  2. Web. Democrats gain advantage on Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, J. Reynolds Hutchins, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 5, 2013, retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Web. Palmer announces bid for Supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved April 24, 2013.
  4. Web. Palmer wins re-election to Board of Supervisors, Julie Zink, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 7, 2017, retrieved November 7, 2017.
  5. Web. Palmer will not seek another term on Board of Supervisors, Liz Palmer, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, February 17, 2021, retrieved March 15, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Web. [1], Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 29, 2017, retrieved April 2, 2017.
  7. Web. Albemarle County, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 8, 2017.
  8. Web. My County/City>Albemarle County, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 11, 2013.
  9. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  10. Web. Local campaigns garner support from political parties, business PAC, Maggie Ambrose and Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 22, 2013, retrieved October 3, 2013.

External links

Campaign website