2015 election

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

Charlottesville

City Council

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. [1]

The terms of Kathleen Galvin, Satyendra Huja and Dede Smith conclude at the end of 2015. [2] Huja announced he would not seek a third term, but Galvin and Smith sought nomination.

Wes Bellamy, Lena Seville and Mike Signer all challenged the nomination.

Web developer Anson Parker is the Republican nominee in 2015.[3]

Audio of Parker's nomination speech:

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


Scott Bandy is on the ballot as an independent.

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>



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. [9]

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 were to nominate their candidates at a mass meeting on June 1, 2015 but that was later canceled. [10]

Democrats held 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. [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 has filed a statement of qualification to run as a Republican. [citation needed]

Gaughan has raised $3,800 as of April 15, 2015. [13]

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. [14]


Richard Randolph announced on May 4 that he would seek the Democratic nomination. [15]

Earl Smith will run as the Republican candidate in the Scottsville district. [citation needed]

White Hall District

Ann Mallek will be up for a third term in the White Hall district. Mallek announced on February 24, 2015. [16]

No Republican will run in the district and no independent has emerged. [citation needed]


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. [17] Massie Mouly will also not be seeking another term. [18]

Additionally, there will be a special election to fill the seat being vacated by Eric Strucko. [19]

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. [20]

References

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Web. Charlottesville Republicans nominate Parker for City Council, Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, 30 may 2015, retrieved 31 May 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. Web. Message from the Chair: Cindi Burket, Cindi Burkett, retrieved March 9, 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. Albemarle County - Elections We Track, Virginia Public Access Project, retrieved April 23, 2015.
  14. Web. Dittmar will not seek second term as Albemarle Supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 30, 2015, retrieved May 5, 2015.
  15. Web. Albemarle Planning Commissioner announces candidacy for Scottsville supervisor, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, May 4, 2015, retrieved May 5, 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.