Michael Farruggio

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Michael Farruggio
Michael Farruggio (R-Charlottesville)

District At-Large
Party Republican
Election Nov. 5, 2013
For term to start January 2014
Term End December 2017

Term Start October 2005
Term End August 2009

Biographical Information

Profession Police Officer
Religion Christian
Website Campaign Website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Michael Farruggio was a Republican candidate for the Charlottesville City Council in the 2013 election. He placed third. [1] [2]

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Farruggio moved to Charlottesville in 1988 to become a police officer with the Charlottesville Police Department. He was appointed to the Charlottesville Planning Commission in October 2005, and his term expired on August 31, 2009. Farruggio said he stepped down in order to spend more time with his young children.[3]

He announced his candidacy on April 25, 2013 along with his running mate, Buddy Weber.

Election 2013

Candidates Votes %
Kristin Szakos (D) incumbent 7,411 34.89
Bob Fenwick (D) 6,650 31.31
Mike Farruggio (R) 3,897 18.35
Charles L. Weber, Jr. (R) 3,172 14.93
Write-In 112 .53
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[4]

Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Michael Farruggio (R)
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2013 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

Farruggio was recruited by Weber. He raised $3,070 in campaign contributions through May 29, 2013. His largest donation was from John Pfaltz.[5] In the July-August period, Farruggio raised $5,190. [6]

Nomination at mass meeting


Audio of campaign announcement

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  1. Web. Szakos, Fenwick win Charlottesville City Council seats, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, November 5, 2013, retrieved November 6, 2013.
  2. Web. City fields 2 GOP candidates for council, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, April 25, 2013, retrieved April 29, 2013.
  3. Tubbs, Sean J. "City seeking two new Planning Commissioners; Lewis, Farruggio stepping downCity seeking two new Planning Commissioners; Lewis, Farruggio stepping down." Weblog post. Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. Charlottesville Tomorrow, 25 June 2009. Web. 30 June 2009. <http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2009/06/planning_commission_vacancies.html>
  4. Web. Charlottesville City Council Election Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, retrieved November 11, 2013.
  5. Web. Palmer, McKeel lead local candidates in fundraising, Daily Progress Staff Reports, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 7, 2013, retrieved June 10, 2013.
  6. Web. Local campaigns garner support from political parties, business PAC, Maggie Ambrose and Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 22, 2013, retrieved October 3, 2013.

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