|Melvin A. Grady|
Charlottesville City Council
|Election||June 11, 2013 primary|
|For term to start||2014|
|Place of birth||Charlottesville|
|Spouse||Stephanie Grady |
|Children||Rajesh and Laila|
|Alma mater||University of Virginia|
|Profession||Teacher at Buford Middle School|
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.  Through May 29, 2013, Grady raised $1,671 in campaign contributions including $250 from George Benford.  He placed fourth in the race with 17 percent of the vote. 
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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 served three months in prison in 2006 for multiple convictions of driving on a suspended license. 
Audio of campaign announcement
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- Web. Grady: Affordable houses, jobs needed in city, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 3, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
- Web. Buford teacher enters City Council race, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 26, 2013, retrieved March 27, 2013.
- Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
- Web. Bellamy, Fenwick in dead heat; Szakos wins easily, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 12, 2013, retrieved June 12, 2013.
- Web. Council candidate served three months in 2006 on driving charge, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 4, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
- Web. [ Questionnaire for City Council Candidatesurl=http://www.pharcville.org/2013/06/04/phar-questionnaire-for-city-council-candidates/], June 4, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.