2022 election

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This page is an overview of the 2022 local elections in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Please note that while this may be the latest information taken from the City of Charlottesville website and Virginia Department of Elections, the dates and details are subject to change and it is the responsibility of the candidate seeking election and voter to verify the accuracy of the information.

Local Elections

5th Congressional District

All 435 U.S. House districts, including the 5th Congressional District of Virginia, are holding elections in 2022. Virginia comprises 11 congressional districts. The general election is scheduled on November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for June 21, 2022. The filing deadline is April 7, 2022.

Republican competition

Incumbent Bob Good of Campbell County easily won over Dan Moy of Charlottesville in the Fifth District Republican convention in Farmville on May 21, 2022. Good became the nominee for a second time after receiving 85 percent of the 1,303 votes cast. [1]

Republican Kimberly Lowe had also announced she will challenge Good, but the campaign never materialized. [2]

Democratic nominees

The race began with several Democrats in the race but only one qualified to be on the June 21, 2021 primary ballot. Joshua Throneburg of Charlottesville will face Good

Both Andy Parker and Warren McClellan failed to make the ballot. [3]

Other Democrats who also announced to seek their party's nomination are Shadi Ayyas and Lewis Combs. Combs dropped out of the race when the new shape of the Fifth District was approved by the Virginia Supreme Court in late 2021. [4]

Background

As per the Constitution, the U.S. House of Representatives makes and passes federal laws. The House is one of Congress’s two chambers (the other is the U.S. Senate), and part of the federal government’s legislative branch. Virginia has two senators in the United States Senate and 11 representatives in the United States House of Representatives. The number of voting representatives in the House is fixed by law at no more than 435, proportionally representing the population of the 50 states. Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every even year.

Redistricting / Boundary changes

Virginia was apportioned 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives after the 2020 census, the same number it received after the 2010 census. In December 2021, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an order setting General Assembly and congressional maps for the next decade. Albemarle County and Charlottesville are largely unaffected by the redraw and will remain in the 5th District. [5] The new boundaries include localities — like Lynchburg and Amelia, Goochland, Louisa, Powhatan and Nottoway counties. Localities no longer part of the 5th District: The counties of Brunswick, Fauquier, Franklin, Greene, Henry, Madison and Rappahannock.

A very small portion of Albemarle County remains within the 7th Congressional District with less than 150 households. Only eight people voted in the June 21, 2022 primary at a cost of over $5,000 to Albemarle County. [6]

Albemarle County

Town of Scottsville

Mayor & (6) City Council Members [7]

Note: During the 2021 Virginia General Assembly session, legislation was passed moving all May local elections to November. The bill is SB1157 and has been signed into law by Governor Northam effective for all elections after January 1, 2022.

Greene County

Town of Stanardsville

November Even-Numbered Years: Mayor & (4) City Council Members

References

  1. Web. Incumbent Good wins 5th District GOP nomination by landslide, Jeffrey Westbrook, News Article, Altavista Journal, May 25, 2022, retrieved May 28, 2022.
  2. Web. Former area prosecutor Combs announces bid for 5th District Democratic nomination, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, July 15, 2021, retrieved July 27, 2021.
  3. Web. 5th District Democrats outline platforms during Goochland candidate forum, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, March 16, 2022, retrieved March 17, 2022.
  4. Web. Congressional fundraising continues for 2022 race as the legal case for Delegates' elections continues, February 3, 2022, News Article, Town Crier Productions, February 3, 2022, retrieved May 29, 2022.
  5. https://dailyprogress.com/news/local/5th-congressional-district-shifts-slightly-east-as-7th-district-moves-north/article_10595d82-68e7-11ec-8346-4feeb10f88f3.html
  6. Web. [$5,020.18 which includes staff overtime, precinct staffing, ballots, noticing, and day-of expenses. 2022 June Republican Primary - Albemarle County], Virginia Department of Elections, retrieved July 12, 2022.
  7. https://www.elections.virginia.gov/media/boardpapers/calendar/TC20_24_MayandNovember_Rev3_18_20.pdf Department of Elections REV 3/18/2020

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