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The general election for 2017 will be held on November 7. Two seats for [[Charlottesville City Council]] are up for election as are three seats on the [[Albemarle County]] [[Board of Supervisors]].  
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A general election for statewide and local races was held on November 7, 2017. The [[2017 primary election|primary elections]] were held on June 13. <ref name="primary-results">{{cite web|title=Laufer, Hill nominated by Democrats for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27531-laufer-hill-nominated-by-democrats/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 13, 2017|accessdate=June 24, 2017}}</ref>
  
Additionally, there are three seats open on the [[Charlottesville School Board]] and three seats on the [[Albemarle County School Board]].
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==Statewide races==
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{{wikipedia link|Virginia_elections,_2017|whylink=outsidearea|about=Virginia statewide races}}
  
 
==Charlottesville==
 
==Charlottesville==
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Two seats for [[Charlottesville City Council]], three seats on the [[Charlottesville School Board]], and other city offices were up for election. The constitutional officer for Commonwealth's Attorney, Treasurer, Sheriff and Commissioner of the revenue were all uncontested in the general election.
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===City Council===
 
===City Council===
The terms of Councilors [[Bob Fenwick]] and [[Kristin Szakos]] expire at the end of 2017. Szakos will not seek a third term. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Szakos won’t seek third term on City Council|url=http://www.c-ville.com/szakos-wont-seek-third-term-city-council/#.WIuDW1MrJEY|author=Lisa Provence|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 17, 2017|publishdate=January 17, 2017|accessdate=January 27, 2016}}</ref>
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Two seats were up for City Council and at least two new members of City Council would be chosen in the general election from among the two Democrats and four independents on the ballot.
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'''Candidates for City Council:'''
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* [[John Edward Hall]] (I)
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* [[Heather Hill]] (D)
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* [[Kenneth Wayne Jackson]] (I)
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* [[Amy Laufer]] (D)
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* [[Paul Long]] (I)
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* [[Nikuyah Walker]] (I)
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City Councilor [[Kristin Szakos]] did not seek a third term. <ref>{{cite-cville|title=Szakos won’t seek third term on City Council|url=http://www.c-ville.com/szakos-wont-seek-third-term-city-council/#.WIuDW1MrJEY|author=Lisa Provence|pageno=|printno=|printdate=January 17, 2017|publishdate=January 17, 2017|accessdate=June 2, 2017}}</ref> Democrat incumbent [[Bob Fenwick]] lost during the  [[2017 primary election|June 13 primary]] to challengers [[Heather Hill]] and [[Amy Laufer]]. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Laufer, Hill win Democratic council nominations; Fenwick out|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/politics/laufer-hill-win-council-nominations/article_f3aca9fa-50ae-11e7-aa5f-b32b335d0fb1.html|author=|pageno=|printdate=|publishdate=|accessdate=}}</ref> <ref name="primary-results" />
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Additionally, eight independents sought to qualify for the November ballot. They are [[Nancy Carpenter]], [[Cassie Clawson]], [[Clifford Hall]], [[John Edward Hall]], [[Kenneth Wayne Jackson]], [[Paul Long]], [[Nikuyah Walker]] and [[Dale Woodson]]. Carpenter, Clifford Hall and Woodson failed to qualify. <ref>{{cite web|title=Three independents fail to qualify for City Council ballot|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27601-three-independents-fail-to-qualify/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 19, 2017|accessdate=June 24, 2017}}</ref> Clawson filed paperwork on September 1 to withdraw from the race. <ref name="clawson-out">{{cite web|title=Clawson drops out of race for Charlottesville City Council seat|url=http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Clawson-drops-out-of-race-for-Charlottesville-City-Council-seat-442495973.html|author=News Staff|work=News Article|publisher=CBS19 News|location=|publishdate=September 1, 2017|accessdate=September 3, 2017}}</ref>
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On election day, Walker made history by becoming the first independent to win election to Council since 1948. Hill placed second and was elected, but fellow Democrat Laufer came in third.
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<ref>{{cite web|title=First Independent since 1948 win election to Charlottesville City Council|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/29109-first-independent-since-1948-wins-election-to-char/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=November 7, 2017|accessdate=November 8, 2017}}</ref>
  
[[Heather Hill]] announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on February 21. <ref>{{cite web|title=Heather Hill Charlottesville City Council campaign kickoff|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26425-heather-hill-charlottesville-city-council-campaign/|author=Aaron Richardson|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 21, 2017|accessdate=February 24, 2017}}</ref> [[Amy Laufer]] announced on Feb. 28. <ref>{{cite web|title=
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{{2017 election/CityCouncil}}
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====Democratic Race====
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Hill announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on February 21. <ref>{{cite web|title=Heather Hill Charlottesville City Council campaign kickoff|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26425-heather-hill-charlottesville-city-council-campaign/|author=Aaron Richardson|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 21, 2017|accessdate=February 24, 2017}}</ref> [[Laufer]] announced on Feb. 28. <ref>{{cite web|title=
 
Laufer launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26496-laufer-launches-campaign-for-council/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 28, 2017|accessdate=February 28, 2017}}</ref>
 
Laufer launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26496-laufer-launches-campaign-for-council/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=February 28, 2017|accessdate=February 28, 2017}}</ref>
  
Fenwick announced his candidacy for re-election on March 29, 2017. <ref name="2017fenwicklongannouncement">{{cite web|title=Fenwick, Long announce bids for City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26768-fenwick-long-announce-bids-for-city-council/|author=sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 24, 2017|accessdate=March 29, 2017}}</ref>
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Fenwick announced his candidacy for re-election on March 29, 2017. <ref name="2017fenwicklongannouncement">{{cite web|title=Fenwick, Long announce bids for City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26768-fenwick-long-announce-bids-for-city-council/|author=sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 24, 2017|accessdate=March 29, 2017}}</ref> He has been endorsed by the group [[Equality and Progress in Charlottesville]]. <ref>{{cite web|title=EPiC endorses Bob Fenwick for council|url=http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/EPiC-Endorses-Bob-Fenwick-for-City-Council-425205554.html|author=News Staff|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Newsplex|location=|publishdate=May 30, 2017|accessdate=June 2, 2017}}</ref>
  
Independent [[Dale Woodson]] has also filed paperwork. <ref>{{cite web|title=Independent files for Charlottesville City Council run|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26121-independent-files-for-charlottesville-city-council/|author=Aaron Richardson and Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=March 2, 2017}}</ref>
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{{2017 election/CityCouncil-Democratic-Primary}}
  
Independent [[Nikuyah Walker]] announced her candidacy on March 14, 2017. <ref name="Walker">{{cite web|title=Walker seeks independent bid for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26683-walker-seeks-independent-bid-for-council/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 14, 2017|accessdate=March 17, 2017}}</ref>
 
  
Independent transportation activist [[Paul Long]] has also filed paperwork <ref name="2017fenwicklongannouncement" />.
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====Independent candidates====
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[[Woodson]] was the first candidate to file paperwork in 2017. <ref>{{cite web|title=Independent files for Charlottesville City Council run|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26121-independent-files-for-charlottesville-city-council/|author=Aaron Richardson and Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=|accessdate=March 2, 2017}}</ref> He did not make a formal announcement.  
  
Independent Nancy Carpenter is also running. <ref>{{cite web|title=Carpenter becomes latest independent to launch council bid|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26839-carpenter-becomes-latest-independent-to-launch-bid/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 3, 2017|accessdate=April 7, 2017}}</ref>
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Independent [[Nikuyah Walker]] announced her candidacy on March 14, 2017. <ref name="Walker">{{cite web|title=Walker seeks independent bid for Charlottesville City Council|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26683-walker-seeks-independent-bid-for-council/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 14, 2017|accessdate=March 17, 2017}}</ref>  
  
The Democratic primary will be held on June 13.  
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Transportation activist Long did not hold a formal announcement for his 2017 run. Instead he coordinated a protest of a tax incentive project for the [[Landmark Hotel]] on the [[Downtown Mall]]. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Council hopeful leads protest over Landmark tax breaks|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/council-hopeful-leads-protest-over-landmark-tax-breaks/article_28455abe-294e-11e7-9d5b-37538d343ce6.html|author=Chris Suarez|pageno=|printdate=April 25, 2017|publishdate=April 24, 2017|accessdate=April 25, 2017}}</ref>
  
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Carpenter made her formal announcement at [[Washington Park]] on April 1. <ref>{{cite web|title=Carpenter becomes latest independent to launch council bid|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26839-carpenter-becomes-latest-independent-to-launch-bid/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 3, 2017|accessdate=April 7, 2017}}</ref>
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Jackson launched his campaign at Tonsler Park on May 12. <ref>{{cite web|title=Jackson launches second bid for City Council|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27214-jackson-launches-second-bid-for-city-council/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 15, 2017|accessdate=June 2, 2017}}</ref>
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Clifford Hall and Clawson filed their initial paperwork in May. <ref>{{cite web|title=Two more independents join City Council race|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27355-two-more-independents-join-city-council-race/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=June 1, 2017|accessdate=June 9, 2017}}</ref> John Edward Hall was the final candidate to submit paperwork. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Hall qualifies for City Council ballot just before deadline|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/hall-qualifies-for-city-council-ballot-just-before-deadline/article_cc7f63ec-5881-11e7-9e72-4f2ade071ed9.html|author=Chris Suarez|pageno=|printdate=June 23, 2017|publishdate=June 23, 2017|accessdate=June 25, 2017}}</ref>
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Clawson ended her candidacy on September 1 by filing paperwork with the city registrar. <ref name="clawson-out" />
 
====Campaign forums====
 
====Campaign forums====
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The Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association and the Johnson Village Neighborhood Association held a joint candidate forum on September 27 at 6 p.m. at Johnson Elementary School. <ref>{{cite web|title=Council candidates take questions at neighborhood forum|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/28676-council-candidates-take-questions-at-neighborhood-/|author=Brian Wheeler and Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=September 28, 2017|accessdate=October 5, 2017}}</ref>
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{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170927-Council-Forum.mp3}}
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=====Primary forums=====
  
 
* The Democratic party held an informal forum on April 15, 2017. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Democrats pitch ideas at city candidate  
 
* The Democratic party held an informal forum on April 15, 2017. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Democrats pitch ideas at city candidate  
 
forum|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/virginia_politics/democrats-pitch-ideas-at-city-candidate-forum/article_57be91f5-1f68-58c3-b185-07bfccc29dd9.html|author=Chris Suarez|pageno=|printdate=April 15, 2017|publishdate=April 15, 2017|accessdate=April 17, 2017}}</ref>
 
forum|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/virginia_politics/democrats-pitch-ideas-at-city-candidate-forum/article_57be91f5-1f68-58c3-b185-07bfccc29dd9.html|author=Chris Suarez|pageno=|printdate=April 15, 2017|publishdate=April 15, 2017|accessdate=April 17, 2017}}</ref>
* Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club will hold a campaign forum in City Council chambers  
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* The League of Women Voters held a campaign forum in City Council chambers on May 3 at 6:30 pm.<ref name=lwvmay3>{{cite web|title=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27110-league-of-women-voters-forum/|date=4 May 2017|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27110-league-of-women-voters-forum/}}</ref>
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* EPIC held a campaign forum for the Democratic candidates at the Haven on May 9, 6:00-7:30. <ref name=dpforumlist>{{cite-progress|title=Several forums planned for city candidates
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|date=27 Apr 2017|url=http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/several-forums-planned-for-city-candidates/article_a01c2a2e-2b81-11e7-bde7-67027870f4c1.html}}</ref>
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* [[Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club]] held a campaign forum in City Council chambers on May 10 for all the candidates, both Democratic and independent.
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* EPiC held a candidate forum for the independents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 17 at The Haven.  <ref name=dpforumlist/>
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* [[Charlottesville Tomorrow]] held a forum for the Democratic candidates in City Space on May 17 at 6:00 pm.
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''Listen:'' 
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{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170530-DBAC-Democratic-Forum.mp3}}
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* The [[Greenbrier Neighborhood Association]] held a forum on May 24 for all candidates at at Greenbrier Elementary School at 7:00 pm.
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* The [[Downtown Business Association of Charlottesville]] held a forum at the [[Violet Crown]] on May 30.
  
 
====Media====
 
====Media====
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'''Amy Laufer's Feb. 28 campaign announcement'''
 
'''Amy Laufer's Feb. 28 campaign announcement'''
 
{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170228-Laufer.MP3}}
 
{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170228-Laufer.MP3}}
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'''Kenneth Jackson's May 12 campaign announcement'''
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{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170512-Jackson-Announcement.mp3}}
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===School Board===
 
===School Board===
The [[Charlottesville School Board]] seats held by [[Ned Michie]], [[Leah Puryear]] and [[Juandiego Wade]] are up for election in 2017. Wade and Puryear will seek reelection, but Michie will not. <ref name="Walker"/>
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The [[Charlottesville School Board]] seats held by [[Ned Michie]], [[Leah Puryear]] and [[Juandiego Wade]] are up for election in 2017. Wade and Puryear will seek reelection, but Michie did not. <ref name="Walker"/> Newcomer [[Lisa Larson-Torres]] received the most votes.
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{{2017 election/CharlottesvilleSchoolBoard}}
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===Other races===
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[[Jeff Fogel]] and [[Joe Platania]] competed for the Democratic nomination for Commonwealth's Attorney to replace the retiring [[Dave Chapman]]. Chapman won the Democratic primary.
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There is no opposition for Commissioner of Revenue [[Todd Divers]], Treasurer [[Jason Vandever]] or Sheriff [[James Brown]].
  
 
==Albemarle County==
 
==Albemarle County==
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Three seats on the Albemarle County [[Board of Supervisors]] and three seats on the [[Albemarle County School Board]] for the [[magisterial districts]] of [[Jack Jouett]], [[Rio]] and [[Samuel Miller]] were up for election in 2017.
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There were two contested school board seats and one contested supervisor race.<ref name="albemarle">{{cite web|title=Albemarle GOP musters single candidate in Albemarle Supervisor races|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/27226-albemarle-gop-musters-single-candidate/|author=Tim Dodson|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=May 17, 2017|accessdate=May 17, 2017}}</ref>
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In [[Albemarle County]], the [[Jack Jouett]], [[Rio]] and [[Samuel Miller]] magisterial seats are up for re-election.
 
  
 
===Jack Jouett District===
 
===Jack Jouett District===
 
====Supervisor====
 
====Supervisor====
Incumbent supervisor [[Diantha McKeel]] announced she will seek a second term on the board on March 1, 2017. <ref name="gallaway">{{cite web|title=Gallaway to seek Rio seat on Board of Supervisors|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26530-gallaway-to-seek-rio-seat-on-board-of-supervisors/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 3, 2017|accessdate=March 6, 2017}}</ref>
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Incumbent supervisor [[Diantha McKeel]] announced she will seek a second term on the board on March 1, 2017. <ref name="gallaway">{{cite web|title=Gallaway to seek Rio seat on Board of Supervisors|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26530-gallaway-to-seek-rio-seat-on-board-of-supervisors/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 3, 2017|accessdate=March 6, 2017}}</ref> In 2013 she ran as an independent but is running as a Democrat this time around. McKeel was officially nominated by the Albemarle County Democratic Committee on May 15, 2017.<ref name="albemarle" />
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The Albemarle County Republican Committee did not nominate a candidate to challenge McKeel.<ref name="albemarle" />
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No independent candidates have declared their candidacy.<ref name="albemarle" />
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{{2017 election/JackJouettBoS}}
  
 
====School Board====
 
====School Board====
Incumbent school board member [[Kate Acuff]] will seek a second term on the board.
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Incumbent school board member [[Kate Acuff]] will seek a second term on the board. She has no opposition.
  
 
===Rio District===
 
===Rio District===
 
====Supervisor====
 
====Supervisor====
Incumbent supervisor [[Brad Sheffield]], a Democrat, is not seeking a second term. No candidates have emerged. [[Ned Gallaway]] will announce his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 8. <ref name="gallaway" />
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Incumbent supervisor [[Brad Sheffield]], a Democrat, is not seeking a second term. [[Ned Gallaway]] announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 8, 2017. <ref name="gallaway" /> He officially received the nomination on May 15.<ref name="albemarle" />
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There is not a Republican candidate for this seat.<ref name="albemarle" /> No independent candidates came forward.<ref name="albemarle" />
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{{2017 election/RioBOS}}
  
 
====School Board====
 
====School Board====
School board member [[Pam Moynihan]] has announced she will not run for another term. [[Mary McIntyre]] is running for office for the first time as a candidate for the Rio District seat. <ref>{{cite web|title=Mary McIntyre begins campaign for country School Board|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26698-mary-mcintyre-begins-school-board-campaign/|author=Josh Mandell|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 13, 2017|accessdate=March 6, 2017}}</ref>
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School board member [[Pam Moynihan]] announced she will not run for another term. [[Mary McIntyre]] and [[Katrina Callsen]] are running against each other for office for the first time as candidates for the Rio District seat. <ref>{{cite web|title=Mary McIntyre begins campaign for country School Board|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26698-mary-mcintyre-begins-school-board-campaign/|author=Josh Mandell|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=March 13, 2017|accessdate=March 6, 2017}}</ref><ref name = announcement2017>{{cite web|title=Former teacher, UVA Law grad enters county School Board race for Rio District|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26975-former-teacher-uva-law-grad-enters-county-school/|author=|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 19, 2017|accessdate=April 23, 2017}}</ref>
  
 
===Samuel Miller District===
 
===Samuel Miller District===
 
====Supervisor====
 
====Supervisor====
[[John Lowry]] announced his campaign for the Republican nomination on February 23, 2017. <ref name="lowry2017">{{cite web|title=Lowry begins second run for Samuel Miller seat|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26461-lowry-begins-second-run-for-samuel-miller seat/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=Charlottesville|publishdate=February 23, 2017|accessdate=February 23, 2017}}</ref>
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[[John Lowry]] announced his campaign for the Republican nomination on February 23, 2017. <ref name="lowry2017">{{cite web|title=Lowry begins second run for Samuel Miller seat|url=http://cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26461-lowry-begins-second-run-for-samuel-miller seat/|author=Sean Tubbs|work=News Article|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=Charlottesville|publishdate=February 23, 2017|accessdate=February 23, 2017}}</ref> The Albemarle County Republican Committee officially nominated Lowry as their party's candidate on May 16.<ref name="albemarle" />
  
 
{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170223-Lowry-Announcement.MP3}}  
 
{{MP3|url=http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170223-Lowry-Announcement.MP3}}  
  
Incumbent [[Liz Palmer]] will seek another term but has not made a formal announcement.  
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Incumbent [[Liz Palmer]] a formal announcement for-reelection in March. She received the Democratic Party's nomination on May 15.<ref name="albemarle" />
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This race is the only supervisor race that is contested.
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{{2017 election/SamuelMillerBoS}}
  
 
====School Board====
 
====School Board====
[[Graham Paige]] will seek a full four-year term on the school board. He is being challenged by [[Julian Waters]], a student at Western Albemarle High School. {{fact}}
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[[Graham Paige]] will seek a full four-year term on the school board. He is being challenged by [[Julian Waters]], a high school senior at [[Western Albemarle High School]]. <ref name = announcement2017>{{cite web|title=Former teacher, UVA Law grad enters county School Board race for Rio District|url=http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/news/article/26975-former-teacher-uva-law-grad-enters-county-school/|author=|work=|publisher=Charlottesville Tomorrow|location=|publishdate=April 19, 2017|accessdate=April 23, 2017}}</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{reflist}}
 
{{reflist}}
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==External links==
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* [https://www.usvotefoundation.org/vote/state-elections/state-election-dates-deadlines.htm#VA Voter registration and absentee deadlines]
  
 
[[Category: 2017 election|*]]
 
[[Category: 2017 election|*]]

Revision as of 14:09, 9 September 2018

A general election for statewide and local races was held on November 7, 2017. The primary elections were held on June 13. [1]

Statewide races

Charlottesville

Two seats for Charlottesville City Council, three seats on the Charlottesville School Board, and other city offices were up for election. The constitutional officer for Commonwealth's Attorney, Treasurer, Sheriff and Commissioner of the revenue were all uncontested in the general election.

City Council

Two seats were up for City Council and at least two new members of City Council would be chosen in the general election from among the two Democrats and four independents on the ballot.

Candidates for City Council:

City Councilor Kristin Szakos did not seek a third term. [2] Democrat incumbent Bob Fenwick lost during the June 13 primary to challengers Heather Hill and Amy Laufer. [3] [1]

Additionally, eight independents sought to qualify for the November ballot. They are Nancy Carpenter, Cassie Clawson, Clifford Hall, John Edward Hall, Kenneth Wayne Jackson, Paul Long, Nikuyah Walker and Dale Woodson. Carpenter, Clifford Hall and Woodson failed to qualify. [4] Clawson filed paperwork on September 1 to withdraw from the race. [5]

On election day, Walker made history by becoming the first independent to win election to Council since 1948. Hill placed second and was elected, but fellow Democrat Laufer came in third.

[6]


Candidates Votes %
Nikuyah Walker (I) 7,906 29.13
Heather Hill (D) 7,752 28.57
Amy Laufer (D) 7,697 28.36
Kenneth Jackson (I) 2,186 8.06
Paul Long (I) 804 2.96
John Edward Hall (I) 597 2.20
Write-In 95 na


Voters could cast two votes, one for each of the two seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.


Democratic Race

Hill announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on February 21. [7] Laufer announced on Feb. 28. [8]

Fenwick announced his candidacy for re-election on March 29, 2017. [9] He has been endorsed by the group Equality and Progress in Charlottesville. [10]


Candidates Votes %
Amy Laufer 6,253 46.07
Heather Hill 4,597 33.87
Bob Fenwick (incumbent) 2,722 20.06
Source: State Board of Elections[11]


Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.


Independent candidates

Woodson was the first candidate to file paperwork in 2017. [12] He did not make a formal announcement.

Independent Nikuyah Walker announced her candidacy on March 14, 2017. [13]

Transportation activist Long did not hold a formal announcement for his 2017 run. Instead he coordinated a protest of a tax incentive project for the Landmark Hotel on the Downtown Mall. [14]

Carpenter made her formal announcement at Washington Park on April 1. [15]

Jackson launched his campaign at Tonsler Park on May 12. [16]

Clifford Hall and Clawson filed their initial paperwork in May. [17] John Edward Hall was the final candidate to submit paperwork. [18]

Clawson ended her candidacy on September 1 by filing paperwork with the city registrar. [5]

Campaign forums

The Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association and the Johnson Village Neighborhood Association held a joint candidate forum on September 27 at 6 p.m. at Johnson Elementary School. [19]


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Primary forums
  • The Democratic party held an informal forum on April 15, 2017. [20]
  • The League of Women Voters held a campaign forum in City Council chambers on May 3 at 6:30 pm.[21]
  • EPIC held a campaign forum for the Democratic candidates at the Haven on May 9, 6:00-7:30. [22]
  • EPiC held a candidate forum for the independents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 17 at The Haven. [22]

Listen:

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Media

Heather Hill's Feb. 21 campaign announcement

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170221-Hill-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>


Amy Laufer's Feb. 28 campaign announcement

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170228-Laufer.MP3 </play audio>


Kenneth Jackson's May 12 campaign announcement

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170512-Jackson-Announcement.mp3 </play audio>




School Board

The Charlottesville School Board seats held by Ned Michie, Leah Puryear and Juandiego Wade are up for election in 2017. Wade and Puryear will seek reelection, but Michie did not. [13] Newcomer Lisa Larson-Torres received the most votes.

Candidates Votes %
Lisa Larson-Torres 10,048 33.73
Juandiego R. Wade 9,846 33.05
Leah W. Puryear 9,556 32.08
Write-In 339 1.14
Source: Virginia Department of Elections[23]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Other races

Jeff Fogel and Joe Platania competed for the Democratic nomination for Commonwealth's Attorney to replace the retiring Dave Chapman. Chapman won the Democratic primary.

There is no opposition for Commissioner of Revenue Todd Divers, Treasurer Jason Vandever or Sheriff James Brown.

Albemarle County

Three seats on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and three seats on the Albemarle County School Board for the magisterial districts of Jack Jouett, Rio and Samuel Miller were up for election in 2017.

There were two contested school board seats and one contested supervisor race.[24]


Jack Jouett District

Supervisor

Incumbent supervisor Diantha McKeel announced she will seek a second term on the board on March 1, 2017. [25] In 2013 she ran as an independent but is running as a Democrat this time around. McKeel was officially nominated by the Albemarle County Democratic Committee on May 15, 2017.[24]

The Albemarle County Republican Committee did not nominate a candidate to challenge McKeel.[24]

No independent candidates have declared their candidacy.[24]


Candidates Votes %
Diantha McKeel (D) 4,252 97.23
Write-In 121 2.77
Source: State Board of Elections[26]

School Board

Incumbent school board member Kate Acuff will seek a second term on the board. She has no opposition.

Rio District

Supervisor

Incumbent supervisor Brad Sheffield, a Democrat, is not seeking a second term. Ned Gallaway announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 8, 2017. [25] He officially received the nomination on May 15.[24]

There is not a Republican candidate for this seat.[24] No independent candidates came forward.[24]


Candidates Votes %
Ned Gallaway (D) Winner 5,304 95.79
Write-In 233 4.21
Source: State Board of Educations[27]

School Board

School board member Pam Moynihan announced she will not run for another term. Mary McIntyre and Katrina Callsen are running against each other for office for the first time as candidates for the Rio District seat. [28][29]

Samuel Miller District

Supervisor

John Lowry announced his campaign for the Republican nomination on February 23, 2017. [30] The Albemarle County Republican Committee officially nominated Lowry as their party's candidate on May 16.[24]


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Incumbent Liz Palmer a formal announcement for-reelection in March. She received the Democratic Party's nomination on May 15.[24]

This race is the only supervisor race that is contested.


Candidates Votes %
Liz Palmer (D) (winner) 4,916 67.88
John Lowry (R) 2,312 31.92
Write-In 14 0.19
Source: State Board of Elections[31]

School Board

Graham Paige will seek a full four-year term on the school board. He is being challenged by Julian Waters, a high school senior at Western Albemarle High School. [29]

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