|Place of birth||Albany, Georgia |
|Residence||Locust Grove neighborhood|
|Alma mater||Georgia Tech, degree in mechanical engineering, 1994
Biola University, Los Angeles Master's Degree, 2004
Pinkston was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Charlottesville City Council in the June 11, 2019 primary.  He made his formal announcement on February 6 at the Haven.  He placed fourth in the five-way race.
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He grew up in Georgia and graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1994. He received a master’s degree from Biola University in Los Angeles in 2004 and completed a doctorate in philosophy at UVa in 2012. He formerly served as chair of the board of directors of the Region Ten Community Services Board.
Pinkston ran for the council in 2019 but did not secure enough votes during the Democratic primary to make the ballot. This time around, he said he is confident that his varied skills and previous experience running for office will propel him to the ballot.
Pinkston's slogan is "A Voice for the Common Good." 
|Michael Payne (D)||3,657||24.98|
|Lloyd Snook (D)||3,501||23.91|
|Sena Magill (D)||3,183||21.74|
|Brian Pinkston (D)||3,073||20.99|
|Bob Fenwick (D)||1,277||8.38|
|Source: Virginia State Board of Elections|
- Voters could select up to three candidate
- Web. Pinkston: Affordable housing a top issue, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, June 6, 2019, retrieved June 9, 2019.
- Web. Project manager Pinkston announces bid for City Council, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, Feb 7, 2021, retrieved Feb 9, 2021.
- Web. Three more candidates plan council campaigns, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, January 10, 2019, retrieved January 14, 2019.
- Web. Brian Pinkston Launches Campaign for Charlottesville City Council, Annie Schroeder, News Article, WVIR NBC29, February 6, 2019, retrieved February 6, 2019.
- Web. Democrat Brian Pinkston Joins City Council Race, News Article, WVIR NBC29, January 22, 2019, retrieved January 24, 2019.
- Web. Brian Pinkston joins three other Democratic candidates contending for City Council, Elizabeth Robinson, News Article, Cavalier Daily, February 17, 2019, retrieved February 28, 2019.
- Web. Five Democratic council candidates make their cases at forum, Tyler Hammel, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, February 23, 2019, retrieved February 24, 2019.
- Web. 2019 June Primary Results - Charlottesville, State Board of Elections, June 11, 2019, retrieved June 12, 2019.