Bob Fenwick (I-Charlottesville)
Former Candidate for
Charlottesville City Council
|Election||Nov. 3, 2009|
|Alma mater||Georgetown University
B.S. in Physics
George Washington University
|Campaign $||VPAP database|
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Bob Fenwick was a Combat Engineer commander during the Vietnam War and moved to Charlottesville when wife, Victoria Fenwick, attended UVA Law School.
2009 election for City Council
|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|
|Source: City of Charlottesville|
Overall voter turnout for City of Charlottesville in this election was 37.31%. Each voter could vote for up to two candidates.
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. 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.
Campaign policy positions
- Fenwick is opposed to the building of the YMCA on the western end of McIntire Park, the temporary displacement of the Dogwood Festival, as well as the potential removal of a public wading pool that could be displaced by the Parkway’s interchange with the Route 250 bypass.
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:
- encouraging people to buy homes,
- hiring people to operate and repair City infrastructure,
- and providing tax relief for new businesses..
Phone: (434) 296-6130
Fenwick has outlined many of his positions on a number of websites that are listed below:
- Candidate Submissions to Charlottesville Tomorrow
- 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>.
- 'McIntire Park activist Bob Fenwick launches independent campaign for City Council'. 15 May 2009. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 15 May 2009.
- 'Sierra Club Announces Endorsements'
- 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.
- Candidate Bob Fenwick announces agenda for creating local jobs Brian Wheeler & Julia Glendening, Charlottesville Tomorrow July 7, 2009