2015 election

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The general election for 2015 will be held on November 3.

Charlottesville

City Council

The Charlottesville City Council seats held by Kathleen Galvin, Satyendra Huja, and Dede Smith will be up for election. [1]

Wes Bellamy, Lena Seville and Mike Signer are all challenging. Signer, a business attorney, announced his candidacy on February 11, 2015 at the Downtown Transit Center. [2]

Bellamy held his campaign declaration on February 15, 2015. [3]

Seville announced her campaign at Bon on February 28, 2015. [4]

Smith announced her campaign at West Main Restaurant on March 4, 2015. [5]

Galvin announced her campaign at The Bridge PAI on March 11, 2015. [6]

Anson Parker is also considering a run on a fully crowdsourced platform. He is seeking a Republican nomination.

The first campaign finance reports for the race were due on April 15, 2015 and cover the first three months of the year. Signer raised the most money with $17,415 and Bellamy raised $8,204. The other three candidates did not report any activity. [7]

Multimedia

Audio of Signer's campaign announcement:

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


Audio of Bellamy's campaign announcement:

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


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>


School Board

The Charlottesville School Board seats held by Colette Blount, Amy Laufer, Jennifer McKeever, and Willa Neale will also be up for election. Only Laufer has indicated she will seek another term as of April 23, 2015. [8]

Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District

Incumbents Rich Collins and John Conover will not seek reelection.


Albemarle County

Board of Supervisors

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

Republicans will nominate their candidates at a mass meeting on June 1, 2015. [9]

Democrats will hold a mass meeting on May 18, 2015.

Independents have until June 9 to file paperwork with the county registrar.

Rivanna District

There will be an open seat in the Rivanna District as Ken Boyd will not seek a fourth term. [10] 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. [11]

Richard Lloyd has filed a statement of qualification to run as a Republican. [citation needed]

Gaughan has raised $3,800 as of April 15, 2015. [12]

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.

Richard Randolph announced on May 4 that he would seek the Democratic nomination. [13]

No Republican or independent has emerged.

White Hall District

Ann Mallek will be up for a third term in the White Hall district. Mallek announced on February 24, 2015. [14]

No Republican or independent has emerged.


School Board

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. [15] Massie Mouly will also not be seeking another term. [16]

Other races

Chip Harding announced on January 10, 2015 that he will run for reelection as sheriff. The venue was the Albemarle Republican Committee breakfast. [17]

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. Signer launches race for Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 11, 2015, retrieved February 12, 2015.
  3. Web. Bellamy enters race for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 15, 2015, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  4. Web. Seville launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Lacey Naff, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 28, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  5. Web. Smith announces campaign for second City Council term, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 4, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  6. Web. Galvin seeks second term on Charlottesville council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 11, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  7. Web. Charlottesville City Council - At Large, Virginia Public Access Project, Richmond, Virginia, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  8. Web. Most school board incumbents undecided, unopposed, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 11, 2015, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  9. Web. Message from the Chair: Cindi Burket, Cindi Burkett, retrieved March 9, 2015.
  10. Web. Supervisor Boyd will not seek reelection, WCHV, January 10, 2015, retrieved January 11, 2015.
  11. Web. Grocery store owner enters Rivanna District supervisor race, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 21, 2015, retrieved April 22, 2015.
  12. Web. Albemarle County - Elections We Track, Virginia Public Access Project, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  13. Web. Albemarle Planning Commissioner announces candidacy for Scottsville supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 4, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  14. Web. Mallek announces campaign for third term as White Hall supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 24, 2015, retrieved February 25, 2015.
  15. Web. Albemarle School Board chair to run for state senate, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Maty, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  16. Web. Massie Mouly not running for Albemarle School Board, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 1, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  17. Web. Harding To Run One Last Time For Office, Stephon Dingle, Charlottesville Newsplex, January 10, 2015, retrieved January 12, 2015.