Bob Fenwick

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Bob Fenwick
Bob Fenwick (I-Charlottesville)

Former Candidate for
Charlottesville City Council
District At-Large
Party Independent
Election Nov. 3, 2009

Biographical Information

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
Campaign $ VPAP database
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Bob Fenwick was an independent candidate for the Charlottesville City Council during the 2009 election.


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

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[2]

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[3]. 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[4].

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.[6].

Contact Information
Phone: (434) 296-6130

External links

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