1964 election

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The 1964 election was held on June 9. [1]

  • December 31, 1963John W. (Billy) Williams, whose name has been in speculation as a possible candidate for City Council in the 1964 election, said today that he doesn’t plan to seek election. Williams term on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors ends at midnight. His home is in the area annexed by the city in 1962, so he would be eligible to seek city office after expiration of his term as a county official. Many of those who elected him to the county office are – along with him – now city residents through annexation.[2]
  • June 9, 1964, Charlottesville voters turned out in modest numbers to give the three-man Democratic ticket a clear victory in the City Council election. A total of 3,123 votes were cast in the election, which returned Mayor Bernard J. Haggerty and Vice Mayor Lindsay B. Mount to their second terms on Council and gave a substantial victory to the third Democrat, Burkett A. Reynolds, in his first campaign for public office.

Dr. John H. Knight, the Republican candidate, lost his bid for election to the seat being vacated by Council’s only GOP member, Robert E. Lee. [3] [4] [5]

Independent Alfred P. Samuels, Jr‎ withdrew from the race a week before the election but his name still appeared on the ballot.

Write-in candidates included:

Candidates Votes %
Bernard J. Haggerty (D) 2,274 72.8%
Burkett A. Rennolds (D) 2,145 68.7%
Lindsey B. Mount (D) 1,927 61.7%
John H. Knight (R) 1,573 50.4%
Alfred P. Samuels, Jr (I) 142 4.5%
Source: City of Charlottesville [6]

Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

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