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Revision as of 13:47, 23 January 2012

Bob Fenwick
20090702-fenwick1.jpg
Bob Fenwick (I-Charlottesville)

District At-Large
Party Independent
Election Nov. 8, 2011
For term to start 2012

Biographical Information

Date of birth March 29, 1945
Age 74
Spouse Victoria Fenwick
Children Austin Fenwick
Ross Fenwick
Residence Charlottesville
Alma mater Georgetown University
B.S. in Physics
George Washington University
Civil Engineering[1]
Profession General contractor
Website website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP
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Bob Fenwick has run two unsuccessful campaigns as an independent candidate for the Charlottesville City Council during both the 2009 election and 2011 election. He also ran in 2009 and placed third and placed fourth in 2011. [2]

Biography

Bob Fenwick was a Combat Engineer commander during the Vietnam War and moved to Charlottesville when wife, Victoria Fenwick, attended UVA Law School.[1]

2011 election for City Council

Fenwick was an independent candidate for City Council in 2011. He turned in over 1,000 signatures, far exceeding the 125 required to be placed on the ballot. [3] However, he was unable to win in his second attempt. [4]


Candidate Votes %
Satyendra Huja (D) incumbent 4,608 33.3
Kathleen Galvin (D) 4,601 33.2
Deirdre “Dede” Smith (D) 4,547 41.2
Bob Fenwick (I) 2,539 53.7
Brandon Collins (I) 1,477 31.2
Andrew Williams (I) 994 25.0
Scott Bandy (I) 399 3.6
Paul Long (I) 313 7.9
Write-In 133 3.0
Source: City of Charlottesville[5]


Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Campaign Announcement

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Bob Fenwick (I) - Challenger
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2011 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

<mp3player>http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/images/20110923-Fenwick.mp3</mp3player>
Source website


2009 election for City Council

Candidate Votes %
Dave Norris (D) incumbent 6,300 38.7
Kristin Szakos (D) 5,083 31.2
Bob Fenwick (I) 3,293 20.2
Paul Long (I) 1,214 7.5
Andrew Williams (I, write-in) 237 1.5
Other Write-In 141 0.9
Source: City of Charlottesville[6]

Overall voter turnout for City of Charlottesville in this election was 37.31%. Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Bob Fenwick (I) - Challenger
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2009 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

<mp3player>http://www.cvillepedia.org/mediawiki/images/20090909-fenwick-interview.mp3</mp3player>
Source website


Bob Fenwick, a member of the McIntire Park Preservation Committee, launched his campaign announcement on the steps of his downtown-area home on May 15, 2009[7]. He said his candidacy would be a referendum on the Meadowcreek Parkway. On Friday, September 25th, The Sierra Club endorsed Fenwick along with opponent Dave Norris[8].

Campaign policy positions

McIntire Park

Meadowcreek Parway

Community Water Supply Plan

Economic Development & Jobs

  • Another important issue Fenwick said he would promote is economic development. He told the media at his campaign launch that he will announce specific steps he would like to see the City take in order to create jobs.
  • At a press conference at his home on July 2, 2009 he shared his three-part platform for promoting local job growth. Fenwick recommends:
  1. encouraging people to buy homes,
  2. hiring people to operate and repair City infrastructure,
  3. and providing tax relief for new businesses.[10].

Contact Information

bfenwick@mindspring.com
Phone: (434) 296-6130

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Candidate Submissions to Charlottesville Tomorrow
  2. Web. Dems sweep City Council elections, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 8, 2011, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  3. Web. Independents battle Democrats, each other for City Council, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, August 25, 2011, retrieved August 25, 2011.
  4. Web. Dems sweep City Council elections, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 8, 2011, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  5. Web. Official Results November 8, 2011 General Election, City of Charlottesville, 8 Nov. 2011, retrieved 15 Nov. 2011.
  6. Official Results November 3, 2009 General Election. City of Charlottesville, 6 Nov. 2009. Web. 6 Nov. 2009. <http://www.charlottesville.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=14908>.
  7. 'McIntire Park activist Bob Fenwick launches independent campaign for City Council'. 15 May 2009. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 15 May 2009.
  8. 'Sierra Club Announces Endorsements'
  9. Council candidate holds forum highlighting opposition to Meadowcreek Parkway; Blames Albemarle for its growth and lack of road building Brian Wheeler, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 19, 2009.
  10. Candidate Bob Fenwick announces agenda for creating local jobs Brian Wheeler & Julia Glendening, Charlottesville Tomorrow July 7, 2009


External links

Fenwick has outlined many of his positions on a number of websites that are listed below: