2019 election

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The 2019 general election will be held on Tuesday November 5, 2019. All 140 members of the Virginia General Assembly (House of Delegates and State Senate) will be up for reelection. Locally will see the election of three members of Charlottesville City Council and three members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

Albemarle County

Each Virginia county has an elected board of supervisors, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances(local laws) and adopting an annual budget.

Albemarle County is divided into six magisterial (supervisor) districts.

Elections for supervisor and school board will be held in the Rivanna, Scottsville and White Hall magisterial districts. [10]

Board of Supervisors

Rivanna District

Incumbent Norman Dill announced early in 2019 that he would not seek a second term. [11]

Jerrod Smith and Bea LaPisto Kirtley both sought the the Democratic nomination for the November ballot. [12] [13] They held their only campaign forum of the primary election in mid-May at the Northside Library. [14] LaPisto Kirtley won the nomination.


Candidate Votes %
Bea LaPisto Kirtley (D) 896 54.2
Jerrod Smith (D) 757 45.8
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[15]

Scottsville District

Incumbent Rick Randolph will not seek a second term. [16] [11]

Defense attorney Mike Hallahan has announced he will run for the Republican nomination for the seat. [17]

Donna Paula Price has filed paperwork to seek the Democratic nomination. [18] She announced her campaign on June 1, 2019. [19]

White Hall District

Incumbent Ann Mallek announced she will seek a fourth term on Tuesday, January 16, 2019. [11]

Republican Steve Harvey has announced he will challenge Mallek, her first opponent since 2007. [20]

School Board

Rivanna District

Incumbent Jason Buyaki, who has been on the board since 2011, will not seek another term on the board. [21]


Three candidates have filed paperwork for the open seat. They are Juliana Arsali, Nina Kaplan and Judy Le. [22]

Scottsville District

Incumbent Steve Koleszar, who has been on the board since 1996, announced in January that he will not seek re-election.[23]

Ellen Moore Osborne has announced she will run for the seat. [24] [25]

White Hall District

Incumbent David Oberg will seek a second four-year term. [26]

At-Large Representative

Incumbent Jonna Alcaro hasn't made a decision on re-election.

Commonwealth's Attorney

Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci, a Republican, is planning to seek re-election to a second four-year term.

Jim Hingeley, a former public defender and University of Virginia professor, has filed to challenge Tracci as a Democrat. [27]

Sheriff

Sheriff Chip Harding, a Republican, plans to step down after 12 years in the post. [28]

Chief Deputy Chan Bryant was the first candidate to run for sheriff as a Democrat. [29]

Patrick Estes, a former UVA football player, also ran in the Democratic primary. [30] He and Bryant are on the ballot for the June 11 primary. [31]

Bryant won the nomination in the June 11, 2019 primary.


Candidate Votes %
Chan Bryant (D) 4,527 63.65
Patrick Estes (D) 2,585 36.35
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[32]

Ronnie Roberts, a former Charlottesville police officer and current chief of police in Louisa, will also seek the position. [33]

Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Two county seats on the nonpartisan board of directors for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District are up for election.

Directors Steven Meeks and Lonnie Murray plan to seek re-election. [27]

City of Charlottesville

Each Virginia city has an elected city council, which exercises legislative powers, enacting ordinances and adopting an annual budget. Charlottesville's mayor is elected by the city council members.

General election will include: City Council (3 seats), City School Board (4 seats), Soil & Water Conservation District Director and the Clerk of Court.

City Council

There are three seats open on the Charlottesville City Council. The first terms of Councilor Wes Bellamy (D) and Mike Signer (D) are up, as well as the second term of Kathy Galvin (D). As of early March, neither Signer or Bellamy announced whether they would seek re-election, but Galvin is seeking the Democratic nomination in Virginia's 57th House District being vacated by David Toscano.

  • January 8, 2019: Housing activist Michael Payne announced his candidacy. Don Gathers was scheduled to announce on the same Progressives for Cville ticket, but has had to delay to health issues. It's unclear when or if he will re-enter the race. [34]
  • January 9, 2019: City resident and Democrat Sena Magill made her announcement. [35]
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019: Lloyd Snook announces his council bid and joined "a quickly growing field of candidates for three seats on Charlottesville City Council". [36]
  • January 10, 2019: Brian Pinkston, a project manager at the University of Virginia, will also run as a Democrat. [37]
  • February 18, 2019: Former Charlottesville City Councilor Bob Fenwick said that he will run as a Democrat for one of three vacant seats on the council. An official announcement is planned for March. [38] Bob Fenwick twice ran as an independent before becoming a Democrat in 2013.[citation needed]
  • Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m.: Candidate filing deadline for this election.
Total number of eligible voters registered in the City of Charlottesville as of 6/1/2019: 32,291.[41]
  • June 11, 2019: The Democratic primary
Candidate Votes %
Michael Payne (D) 3,657 24.98
Lloyd Snook (D) 3,501 23.91
Sena Magill (D) 3,183 21.74
Brian Pinkston (D) 3,073 20.99
Bob Fenwick (D) 1,277 8.38
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[42]


  • Voters could select up to three candidate


Campaign forums

Campaign Finance

In the first campaign finance report of the year, Snook reported $28,433 in contributions for the period from January 1 to March 31. [49]

Sena Magill raised $7,872 in the period. Magill started the year with a balance of $11,723, including a $10,000 gift from Sonjia Smith. [50]

Brian Pinkston raised $10,182 in the period. So far, Pinkston has spent $2,211 on the campaign, including $999 to himself as a vendor. [51]

Michael Payne raised $9,281 in the period. [52]

Bellamy Brown, an independent candidate who joined the race in late March, reported $50 in the period. [53]

Fenwick filed a paper report and raised $849. [54]

Neither John Edward Hall or Paul Long, independents in the race, raised any money in the first quarter of the year.

City School Board

There will also be elections for four (4) of the seven (7) seats on the Charlottesville School Board.

Board member James Bryant, who was appointed to fill a vacancy earlier this year, will run for a full, four-year term. [27] Board members Sherry Kraft and Jennifer McKeever haven't announced plans. [27]

Board member Amy Laufer will not seek a second term and resigned in January to move out of the city. [55]

Former member and chair Ned Michie will seek a return to the board on an interim basis to replace Laufer, as will Former City Councilor Kristin Szakos. It is not clear if they will seek the elected position. The School Board will make an appointment on February 21. [56]

Soil & Water Conservation District Director

Two city seats on the nonpartisan board of directors for the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District are up for election.[57]

Director Joseph Thompson will seek re-election. Director Kim Tingley will not seek re-election. [27]

Albemarle Directors Steven Meeks and Lonnie Murray plan to seek re-election. [27]

Charlottesville's Clerk of the Circuit Court

The Office of Clerk of the Circuit Court is an elected office serving an 8-year term. Incumbent Llezelle Dugger (D) is seeking re-election. [27]

Virginia General Assembly

Heading this off-year election, the Republican Party has a 51-49 majority in the Virginia House of Delegates. (Republicans also have a 21-19 majority in the State Senate. The governor is not up for election in 2019.)

House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates is one of two parts in the Virginia General Assembly, the other being the Senate of Virginia. It has 100 members elected for terms of two years. See also current Virginia House of Delegates Member Listings

House of Delegates 57th District

House of Delegates District 57 Description: Representing the 57th District, Charlottesville and part of Albemarle County. The total number of eligible voters registered in Virginia's 57th House of Delegates District as of 6/1/2019: 59,830 (including 32,291 in the City of Charlottesville).[58]

Hillary Clinton (D) received 79.68% of the vote in District 57 in the 2016 presidential election compared to 13.17% for Donald Trump (R).[59]

Incumbent Democrat David Toscano announced early in 2019 that he would retire from the Virginia General Assembly. [60] From November 2011 through December 2018, Toscano had served as House Democratic Leader.

UVa Economics Professor Sally Hudson announced a primary challenge in late 2018. [27] However, Toscano announced his retirement from office on February 23, 2019.

Charlottesville City Councilor Kathy Galvin announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination on March 14. [61]


Candidate Votes %
Sally Hudson (D) 6,148 65.54
Kathy Galvin (D) 3,232 34.46
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[62]

House of Delegates 58th District

House of Delegates District 58 Description: Representing Greene County and parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Rockingham counties

Incumbent Republican Rob Bell was elected to the chamber in 2001 and was re-elected to a new term in 2017. He is seeking re-election.[27]

Democrat Elizabeth Alcorn announced in late February that she will seek her party's nomination for the seat. [63]

House of Delegates 25th District

House of Delegates District 25 Description: Representing counties of Albemarle (part), Augusta (part), and Rockingham (part)

Delegate Landes announced in early March that he would not seek a 13th term representing the 25th District.[64]

Soon after, three candidates came forward to contest the Republican nomination. They are businessman Chris Runion, Augusta County Supervisor and JMU professor Marshall Pattie and Albemarle County farmer Richard Fox. [36] Runion won the Republican primary on April 27 with 1,299 votes. Pattie received 1,041 votes and Fox received 744. [65]

Two Democrats sought the nomination to run in the general election. They are Jennifer Kitchen of Augusta County and Lauren Thompson of Albemarle County. [36] [27] Kitchen emerged as the candidate. [citation needed]

State Senate

State Senate 25th District

District 25 Description: Covers part of Albemarle County, all of Charlottesville, Buena Vista, Covington and Lexington, and all of Alleghany, Bath, Nelson, Highland and Rockbridge counties

Representing the 25th District, Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, plans to seek re-election to the 25th District seat, which . He has served since 2001 and no candidates have emerged to challenge him. [27]

State Senate 17th District

District 17 Description: Orange County (All), Spotsylvania County (Part), Fredericksburg City (All), Culpeper County (Part), Albemarle County (Part), Louisa County (Part)

In the 17th District, Sen. Bryce Reeves, R-Spotsylvania, who is in his second term, will seek re-election. He is chairman of the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee. Rich Breeden of Spotsylvania, vice president of Kingfisher Systems Inc., has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for Reeves’ seat. [27]

Ben Hixon plans to run for the seat as a Democrat. [66]

Becoming a Candidate

Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot. These qualifications and requirements may vary slightly depending on whether the office sought is a local office, a general assembly seat, a statewide office, or a federal office. Generally, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be qualified to vote for and hold the office sought, and
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia for one year immediately preceding the election.

The board has developed and published candidate informational bulletins specific to each office type. (Local and Constitutional Offices Requirements for the June 11, 2019 Primary Elections and November 5, 2019 General Elections.) In addition to the qualifications, forms and filing requirements, candidate information bulletins provide candidates with information he/she will need to run for office.[67]

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