Melvin Grady

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Melvin A. Grady
Melvin Grady

Party Democratic
Election June 11, 2013 primary
For term to start 2014

Biographical Information

Place of birth Charlottesville
Spouse Stephanie Grady [1]
Children Rajesh and Laila
Residence Charlottesville
Alma mater University of Virginia
Profession Teacher at Buford Middle School
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Melvin Alonzo Grady is a teacher at Buford Middle School who was a candidate for one of two Democratic nominations for Charlottesville City Council in the 2013 election. [2] Through May 29, 2013, Grady raised $1,671 in campaign contributions including $250 from George Benford. [3] He placed fourth in the race with 17 percent of the vote. [4]

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Grady, a math teacher at Buford Middle School, is a native of Charlottesville who obtained a bachelor's degree in math at the University of Virginia in 1994. He received a teaching certificate from James Madison University.

Grady's uncle, Charles Barbour, was the first African-American elected to City Council and first African-American mayor. [2]

Grady served three months in prison in 2006 for multiple convictions of driving on a suspended license. [5]

Election 2013

Grady also participated in a questionnaire on public housing conducted by the Public Housing Association of Residents. [6]

Audio of campaign announcement

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  1. Web. Grady: Affordable houses, jobs needed in city, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 3, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Buford teacher enters City Council race, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 26, 2013, retrieved March 27, 2013.
  3. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  4. Web. Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 12, 2013, retrieved June 12, 2013.
  5. Web. Council candidate served three months in 2006 on driving charge, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 4, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. Web. [ Questionnaire for City Council Candidatesurl=], June 4, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.

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