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The general election for 2015 will be held on November 3. Three seats for [[Charlottesville City Council]] are up for election as are three seats on the [[Albemarle County]] [[Board of Supervisors]].  
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The general election for 2015 was held on November 3. Three seats for [[Charlottesville City Council]] are up for election as are three seats on the [[Albemarle County]] [[Board of Supervisors]].  
 
 
==Campaign forums==
 
*August 12, 2015: [[Senior Statesmen]] forum at [[Senior Center]] (both city council and county candidates)
 
*September 10, 2015: Charlottesville Tomorrow Rivanna District candidates forum
 
*September 17, 2015: Charlottesville Tomorrow [[City Council]] candidates forum
 
*September 21, 2015: Charlottesville Tomorrow Scottsville District candidates forum
 
*September 23, 2015: [[Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association]] City Council forum
 
 
 
  
 
==Charlottesville==
 
==Charlottesville==
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===Board of Supervisors===
 
===Board of Supervisors===
In [[Albemarle County]], the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial seats will be up for re-election. Democrat [[Norman Dill]], Republican [[Richard Lloyd]] and independent [[Lawrence Gaughan]] are the candidates in Rivanna. Republican [[Earl Smith]] and Democrat [[Richard Randolph]] are complete for the Scottsville seat. Only Democrat [[Ann Mallek]] faces no opposition on ballot in White Hall.  
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In [[Albemarle County]], the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial seats were up for re-election.  
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Democrat [[Norman Dill]] defeated Republican [[Richard Lloyd]] and independent [[Lawrence Gaughan]] to succeed [[Ken Boyd]] on the Rivanna District seat. <ref name="unofficial">{{cite web|title=2015 November General - Unofficial Results|url=http://results.elections.virginia.gov/vaelections/2015%20November%20General/Site/Locality/ALBEMARLE%20COUNTY/Index.html|author=|work=|publisher=Virginia State Board of Elections|location=|publishdate=November 3, 2015|accessdate=November 3, 2015}}</ref>
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Democrat [[Richard Randolph]] defeated Republican [[Earl Smith]] to succeed [[Jane Dittmar]] as the Scottsville representative. <ref name="unofficial" />
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Democrat [[Ann Mallek]] faced no opposition in White Hall district. <ref name="unofficial" />
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====Rivanna District====
 
====Rivanna District====
  
There will be an open seat in the Rivanna District as [[Ken Boyd]] will not seek a fourth term. <ref>{{cite web|title=Supervisor Boyd will not seek reelection|url=http://pro.wchv-am.tritonflex.com/common/more.php?m=49&r=5&post_id=47611|author=|work=|publisher=WCHV|location=|publishdate=January 10, 2015|accessdate=January 11, 2015}}</ref> [[Lawrence Gaughan]] originally filed for the Democratic nomination in the Rivanna District, but changed his status to independent once Democrat [[Norman Dill]] announced he would also seek the party's bid. <ref>{{cite web|title=Grocery store owner enters Rivanna District supervisor race|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20693-dill-announces-candidacy/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 21, 2015|accessdate=April 22, 2015}}</ref>
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The news of an open seat in the Rivanna District came when [[Ken Boyd]] announced he would not seek a fourth term. <ref>{{cite web|title=Supervisor Boyd will not seek reelection|url=http://pro.wchv-am.tritonflex.com/common/more.php?m=49&r=5&post_id=47611|author=|work=|publisher=WCHV|location=|publishdate=January 10, 2015|accessdate=January 11, 2015}}</ref> [[Lawrence Gaughan]] originally filed for the Democratic nomination in the Rivanna District, but changed his status to independent once Democrat [[Norman Dill]] announced he would also seek the party's bid. <ref>{{cite web|title=Grocery store owner enters Rivanna District supervisor race|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20693-dill-announces-candidacy/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 21, 2015|accessdate=April 22, 2015}}</ref>
  
[[Richard Lloyd]] is on the ballot as a Republican.  
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[[Richard Lloyd]] ran as a Republican and faced no opposition during the nominating process.  
  
 
====Scottsville District====
 
====Scottsville District====
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[[Richard Randolph]] announced on May 4 that he would seek the Democratic nomination. <ref>{{cite web|title=Albemarle Planning Commissioner announces candidacy for Scottsville supervisor|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20794-randolph-supervisor-announcement/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 4, 2015|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref>
 
[[Richard Randolph]] announced on May 4 that he would seek the Democratic nomination. <ref>{{cite web|title=Albemarle Planning Commissioner announces candidacy for Scottsville supervisor|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20794-randolph-supervisor-announcement/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 4, 2015|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref>
  
[[Earl Smith]] will run as the Republican candidate in the Scottsville district. <ref>{{cite web|title=Smith kicks off campaign for Scottsville Supervisor|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/21295-smith-campaign-launch/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 23, 2015|accessdate=June 24, 2015}}</ref>
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[[Earl Smith]] ran as the Republican candidate in the Scottsville district. <ref>{{cite web|title=Smith kicks off campaign for Scottsville Supervisor|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/21295-smith-campaign-launch/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 23, 2015|accessdate=June 24, 2015}}</ref>
  
 
====White Hall District====
 
====White Hall District====
  
[[Ann Mallek]] will be up for a third term in the White Hall district.  Mallek announced on February 24, 2015. <ref>{{cite web|title=Mallek announces campaign for third term as White Hall supervisor|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20239-mallek-announces-campaign/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 24, 2015|accessdate=February 25, 2015}}</ref>
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[[Ann Mallek]] announced on February 24, 2015 she would seek a third term to represent the White Hall district. <ref>{{cite web|title=Mallek announces campaign for third term as White Hall supervisor|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20239-mallek-announces-campaign/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 24, 2015|accessdate=February 25, 2015}}</ref>
  
No Republican will run in the district.  
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She faced no opposition but six percent of the electorate wrote in a candidate. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
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===School Board===
  
===School Board===
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The [[Albemarle County School Board]] seats held by [[Ned Gallaway]], [[Barbara Massie Mouly]], [[Steve Koleszar]], and [[Jason Buyaki]] were also up for election. Koleszar and Buyaki ran uncontested and won. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
The [[Albemarle County School Board]] seats held by [[Ned Gallaway]], [[Barbara Massie Mouly]], [[Steve Koleszar]], and [[Jason Buyaki]] will also be up for election. Koleszar and Buyaki have stated they will run. Gallaway will not seek a new term because he is running for the state senate held by Sen. Bryce Reeves. <ref>{{cite web|title=Albemarle School Board chair to run for state senate|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20789-gallaway-senate/|author=Tim Shea|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=Maty|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref> Massie Mouly will also not be seeking another term. <ref>{{cite web|title=Massie Mouly not running for Albemarle School Board|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20780-massie-mouly-not-running/|author=Tim Shea|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 1, 2015|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref>
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Gallaway did not seek a new term because he is running for the state senate held by Sen. Bryce Reeves. <ref>{{cite web|title=Albemarle School Board chair to run for state senate|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20789-gallaway-senate/|author=Tim Shea|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=Maty|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref>  
  
Additionally, there will be a special election to fill the seat being vacated by [[Eric Strucko]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Strucko resigns from Albemarle School Board|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20765-strucko-resigns/|author=Tim Shea|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 29, 2015|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref>
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Massie Mouly did not seek another term. <ref>{{cite web|title=Massie Mouly not running for Albemarle School Board|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20780-massie-mouly-not-running/|author=Tim Shea|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 1, 2015|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref>
  
The candidates for the at-large seat are [[Catherine Lochner]], J. S. "Jonno" Alcaro and [[Dolly Joseph]].
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Additionally, there was a special election to fill the seat being vacated by [[Eric Strucko]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=Strucko resigns from Albemarle School Board|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/20765-strucko-resigns/|author=Tim Shea|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 29, 2015|accessdate=May 5, 2015}}</ref> [[Graham Paige]] won the election with 62.37 percent of the vote defeating candidates Michael Basile and Brian Vanyo. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
The candidates for the special Samuel Miller seat are Patrick Barnett, Michael J. Basile, Graham T. Paige and Brian C. Vanyo.  
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The candidates for the at-large seat were [[Catherine Lochner]], J. S. "Jonno" Alcaro and [[Dolly Joseph]]. Alcaro won with 50 percent of the vote. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
The candidates for the White Hall seat are [[Caroll Hatcher]] and [[David Oberg]].  
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The candidates for the White Hall seat were [[Caroll Hatcher]] and [[David Oberg]]. Oberg won with 55 percent of the vote. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
 
Buyaki and Koleszar are running unopposed.
 
Buyaki and Koleszar are running unopposed.
  
 
===Clerk of Court===
 
===Clerk of Court===
There are three candidates for Clerk of Court. Incumbent [[Debbie Shipp]] is running as an independent because Democratic nominated [[John Zug]] for the seat. [[Franklin P. Micciche]] is the Republican candidate. Another independent, [[George W. Foresman]], is also on the ballot.  
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There were three candidates for Clerk of Court. Incumbent [[Debbie Shipp]] ran as an independent because Democratic nominated [[John Zug]] for the seat. [[Franklin P. Micciche]] was the Republican candidate. Another independent, [[George W. Foresman]], was also on the ballot.  
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Zug won with just over 50 percent of the vote, unseating Shipp. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
 
===Commonwealth's Attorney===
 
===Commonwealth's Attorney===
Democrat [[Denise Lunsford]] is seeking a third term and will face Republican [[Robert N. Tracci]] in the November election.  
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Democrat [[Denise Lunsford]] sought a third term but was defeated by Republican [[Robert N. Tracci]] in a close race. Tracci received 51 percent of the race. <ref name="unofficial" />
  
 
===Sheriff===
 
===Sheriff===
[[Chip Harding]] announced on January 10, 2015 that he will run for re-election as sheriff. The venue was the [[Albemarle Republican Committee]] breakfast. <ref>{{cite web|title=Harding To Run One Last Time For Office|url=http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Harding-To-Run-One-Last-Time-For-Office-288158651.html|author=Stephon Dingle|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Newsplex|location=|publishdate=January 10, 2015|accessdate=January 12, 2015}}</ref> He is the only candidate on the ballot.
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[[Chip Harding]] announced on January 10, 2015 that he will run for re-election as sheriff. The venue was the [[Albemarle Republican Committee]] breakfast. <ref>{{cite web|title=Harding To Run One Last Time For Office|url=http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Harding-To-Run-One-Last-Time-For-Office-288158651.html|author=Stephon Dingle|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Newsplex|location=|publishdate=January 10, 2015|accessdate=January 12, 2015}}</ref> He is the only candidate on the ballot and won handily.  
  
 
===Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District===
 
===Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District===
The two incumbents, [[Steven G. Meeks]] and [[Lonnie Murray]], are the only two candidates on the ballot.  
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The two incumbents, [[Steven G. Meeks]] and [[Lonnie Murray]], are the only two candidates on the ballot. They both won.  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 23:59, 3 November 2015

The general election for 2015 was held on November 3. Three seats for Charlottesville City Council are up for election as are three seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors.

Charlottesville

City Council

Three Democrats face one Republican and an independent for the three Council seats that are open. The terms of Kathleen Galvin, Satyendra Huja and Dede Smith conclude at the end of 2015. [1] Huja announced he would not seek a third term, but Galvin and Smith sought nominations for second terms.

Web developer Anson Parker is the lone Republican nominee in 2015.[2]

The independent candidate is Scott Bandy.

On June 9, 2015, voters in the Charlottesville Democratic Primary nominated Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin and Mike Signer for the three seats up for election. [3]

Smith placed fourth in the June 9 primary. Lena Seville also challenged the nomination and placed fifth.

Campaign anouncements

Audio of Signer's campaign announcement:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150211-signer-announcement.MP3 </play audio>


  • Bellamy held his campaign declaration on February 15, 2015. [5]

Audio of Bellamy's campaign announcement:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150215-Bellamy-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>


  • Seville announced her campaign at Bon on February 28, 2015. [6]

Audio of Seville's campaign announcement:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150228-Seville-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>


Audio of Smith's campaign announcement:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150304-Smith-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>


Audio of Galvin's campaign announcement:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150311-Galvin-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>


Audio of Parker's nomination speech:

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20150530-Parker_Anson-nomination.MP3 </play audio>



School Board

The Charlottesville School Board seats held by Colette Blount, Amy Laufer, Jennifer McKeever, and Willa Neale are up for election.

Laufer is seeking re-election to another term [9] as is McKeever. Blount and Neale are not seeking re-election. The two other candidates on the ballot are Adam Hastings and Sherry Kraft.

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

Incumbents Rich Collins and John Conover announced they would not seek reelection. Three candidates are on the ballot to replace them. They are William Lucy, Joseph W. Thompson and Clement "Kim" Tingsley. The top two vote-getters will win office.

Albemarle County

Board of Supervisors

In Albemarle County, the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial seats were up for re-election.

Democrat Norman Dill defeated Republican Richard Lloyd and independent Lawrence Gaughan to succeed Ken Boyd on the Rivanna District seat. [10]

Democrat Richard Randolph defeated Republican Earl Smith to succeed Jane Dittmar as the Scottsville representative. [10]

Democrat Ann Mallek faced no opposition in White Hall district. [10]


Rivanna District

The news of an open seat in the Rivanna District came when Ken Boyd announced he would not seek a fourth term. [11] Lawrence Gaughan originally filed for the Democratic nomination in the Rivanna District, but changed his status to independent once Democrat Norman Dill announced he would also seek the party's bid. [12]

Richard Lloyd ran as a Republican and faced no opposition during the nominating process.

Scottsville District

Jane Dittmar announced on April 30 that she would not seek a full four-year term in the Scottsville District. Dittmar was elected to a two-year term in a special election to replace former Supervisor Chris Dumler. [13]

Richard Randolph announced on May 4 that he would seek the Democratic nomination. [14]

Earl Smith ran as the Republican candidate in the Scottsville district. [15]

White Hall District

Ann Mallek announced on February 24, 2015 she would seek a third term to represent the White Hall district. [16]

She faced no opposition but six percent of the electorate wrote in a candidate. [10]

School Board

The Albemarle County School Board seats held by Ned Gallaway, Barbara Massie Mouly, Steve Koleszar, and Jason Buyaki were also up for election. Koleszar and Buyaki ran uncontested and won. [10]

Gallaway did not seek a new term because he is running for the state senate held by Sen. Bryce Reeves. [17]

Massie Mouly did not seek another term. [18]

Additionally, there was a special election to fill the seat being vacated by Eric Strucko. [19] Graham Paige won the election with 62.37 percent of the vote defeating candidates Michael Basile and Brian Vanyo. [10]

The candidates for the at-large seat were Catherine Lochner, J. S. "Jonno" Alcaro and Dolly Joseph. Alcaro won with 50 percent of the vote. [10]

The candidates for the White Hall seat were Caroll Hatcher and David Oberg. Oberg won with 55 percent of the vote. [10]

Buyaki and Koleszar are running unopposed.

Clerk of Court

There were three candidates for Clerk of Court. Incumbent Debbie Shipp ran as an independent because Democratic nominated John Zug for the seat. Franklin P. Micciche was the Republican candidate. Another independent, George W. Foresman, was also on the ballot.

Zug won with just over 50 percent of the vote, unseating Shipp. [10]

Commonwealth's Attorney

Democrat Denise Lunsford sought a third term but was defeated by Republican Robert N. Tracci in a close race. Tracci received 51 percent of the race. [10]

Sheriff

Chip Harding announced on January 10, 2015 that he will run for re-election as sheriff. The venue was the Albemarle Republican Committee breakfast. [20] He is the only candidate on the ballot and won handily.

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

The two incumbents, Steven G. Meeks and Lonnie Murray, are the only two candidates on the ballot. They both won.

References

  1. Web. So far, five Democrats to vie for 3 City Council nominations in June primary, Staff Reports, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, February 24, 2015, retrieved February 25, 2015.
  2. Web. Charlottesville Republicans nominate Parker for City Council, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 30 may 2015, retrieved 31 May 2015.
  3. Web. Bellamy, Signer, Galvin win Charlottesville Democratic primary, head to November council election, Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 9, 2015, retrieved June 10, 2015.
  4. Web. Signer launches race for Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 11, 2015, retrieved February 12, 2015.
  5. Web. Bellamy enters race for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 15, 2015, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  6. Web. Seville launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 28, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  7. Web. Smith announces campaign for second City Council term, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 4, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  8. Web. Galvin seeks second term on Charlottesville council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 11, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  9. Web. Most school board incumbents undecided, unopposed, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 11, 2015, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 10.8 10.9 Web. 2015 November General - Unofficial Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, November 3, 2015, retrieved November 3, 2015.
  11. Web. Supervisor Boyd will not seek reelection, WCHV, January 10, 2015, retrieved January 11, 2015.
  12. Web. Grocery store owner enters Rivanna District supervisor race, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 21, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  13. Web. Dittmar will not seek second term as Albemarle Supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 30, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  14. Web. Albemarle Planning Commissioner announces candidacy for Scottsville supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 4, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  15. Web. Smith kicks off campaign for Scottsville Supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 23, 2015, retrieved June 24, 2015.
  16. Web. Mallek announces campaign for third term as White Hall supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 24, 2015, retrieved February 25, 2015.
  17. Web. Albemarle School Board chair to run for state senate, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Maty, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  18. Web. Massie Mouly not running for Albemarle School Board, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 1, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  19. Web. Strucko resigns from Albemarle School Board, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 29, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  20. Web. Harding To Run One Last Time For Office, Stephon Dingle, Charlottesville Newsplex, January 10, 2015, retrieved January 12, 2015.