2017 election

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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.

Additionally, there are three seats open on the Charlottesville School Board and three seats on the Albemarle County School Board.


City Council

The terms of Councilors Bob Fenwick and Kristin Szakos expire at the end of 2017. Szakos will not seek a third term. [1]

Heather Hill announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on February 21. [2] Amy Laufer announced on Feb. 28. [3]

Fenwick announced his candidacy for re-election on March 29, 2017. [4]

Independent Dale Woodson has also filed paperwork. [5]

Independent Nikuyah Walker announced her candidacy on March 14, 2017. [6]

Independent transportation activist Paul Long has also filed paperwork [4].

Independent Nancy Carpenter is also running. [7]

The Democratic primary will be held on June 13.

Campaign forums

  • The Democratic party held an informal forum on April 15, 2017. [8]
  • Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club will hold a campaign forum in City Council chambers


Heather Hill's Feb. 21 campaign announcement

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Amy Laufer's Feb. 28 campaign announcement

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170228-Laufer.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 will not. [6]

Albemarle County

In Albemarle County, the Jack Jouett, Rio and Samuel Miller magisterial seats are up for re-election.

Jack Jouett District


Incumbent supervisor Diantha McKeel announced she will seek a second term on the board on March 1, 2017. [9]

School Board

Incumbent school board member Kate Acuff will seek a second term on the board.

Rio District


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. [9]

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. [10]

Samuel Miller District


John Lowry announced his campaign for the Republican nomination on February 23, 2017. [11]

<play audio>http://s3.amazonaws.com/cville/cm%2Fmutlimedia%2F20170223-Lowry-Announcement.MP3 </play audio>

Incumbent Liz Palmer will seek another term but has not made a formal announcement.

School Board

Graham Paige will seek a full four-year term on the school board. He is being challenged by Julian Waters, a current high school senior at Western Albemarle High School. [12]


  1. Web. Szakos won’t seek third term on City Council, Lisa Provence, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, January 17, 2017, retrieved January 27, 2016. Print. January 17, 2017 .
  2. Web. Heather Hill Charlottesville City Council campaign kickoff, Aaron Richardson, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 21, 2017, retrieved February 24, 2017.
  3. Web. Laufer launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 28, 2017, retrieved February 28, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web. Fenwick, Long announce bids for City Council, sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 24, 2017, retrieved March 29, 2017.
  5. Web. Independent files for Charlottesville City Council run, Aaron Richardson and Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved March 2, 2017.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Web. Walker seeks independent bid for Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 14, 2017, retrieved March 17, 2017.
  7. Web. Carpenter becomes latest independent to launch council bid, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 3, 2017, retrieved April 7, 2017.
  8. Web. [http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/virginia_politics/democrats-pitch-ideas-at-city-candidate-forum/article_57be91f5-1f68-58c3-b185-07bfccc29dd9.html Democrats pitch ideas at city candidate forum], Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, April 15, 2017, retrieved April 17, 2017.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Web. Gallaway to seek Rio seat on Board of Supervisors, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 3, 2017, retrieved March 6, 2017.
  10. Web. Mary McIntyre begins campaign for country School Board, Josh Mandell, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 13, 2017, retrieved March 6, 2017.
  11. Web. seat/ Lowry begins second run for Samuel Miller seat, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, February 23, 2017, retrieved February 23, 2017.
  12. Web. Former teacher, UVA Law grad enters county School Board race for Rio District, Charlottesville Tomorrow, April 19, 2017, retrieved April 23, 2017.