Brandon Collins

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Brandon Collins
Brandon Collins

Party Independent (Socialist)
Election Nov. 8, 2011
For term to start 2012

Biographical Information

Date of birth June 10, 1973
Age 47
Residence Charlottesville
Alma mater Charlottesville High School
Profession Caretaker - restaurant worker
Website website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Brandon Collins is a socialist candidate who ran for the Charlottesville City Council in 2011[1] but was unsuccessful. [2]


Collins is a graduate of Charlottesville High School and works at the Blue Moon Diner. [3] He is also one half of the duo Barling & Collins. [4]

Collins serves on the board of the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice and is the secretary of the Socialist Party of Central Virginia.

2011 election for City Council


On the campaign trail, Collins said he intended to challenge the state's 'Dillon Rule' which limits the authority of local governments without expressed consent of the Virginia General Assembly.

Collins has called for Charlottesville Area Transit service to be extended into late night hours, and has also called for a "guaranteed wage" for all Charlottesville residents. [5] He has also called for Charlottesville to open its own job center and that the city should pay its employees no less than $12.01 an hour. [6]

Collins and three other independent candidates argued that a July 20 forum for the Democratic candidates in the race should have included them. [7]

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

Source website


  1. Web. Announcing My Candidacy, Brandon Collins, Brandon Collins, April 25, 2011, retrieved April 25, 2011.
  2. Web. Dems sweep City Council elections, Graham Moomaw, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, November 8, 2011, retrieved November 8, 2011.
  3. Web. Third independent joins race for Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, April 26, 2011, retrieved April 28, 2011.
  4. Web. What is this B.C. of which you speak?, Barling & Collins website, retrieved May 27, 2011.
  5. Web. Guaranteed Employment in Charlottesville!, Brandon Collins, May 27, 2011, retrieved May 27, 2011.
  6. Web. Council candidate calls for jobs for all in city who want one, Sharon C. Fitzgerald, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, September 6, 2011, retrieved September 6, 2011.
  7. Web. Independent Council candidates criticize media for Democrat-only forum, August 9, 2011, retrieved August 9, 2011.

External Links

Official site