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Albemarle Board of Supervisors
|Election||Nov. 8, 2011|
|For term to start||2012|
|Date of birth||September 10, 1951
Neff is a member of the Board of Directors for Advocates for a Sustainable Albemarle Population and the AIDS/HIV Services Group, the advisory council of the Legal Aid Justice Center and is co-chair of the national board for GenderPAC. Cynthia volunteers as a CASA and does legal research at the Legal Aid Justice Center for the Virginia Incarcerated Persons project. .
Cynthia Neff announced her challenge to incumbent Kenneth C. Boyd, a Republican, for the Rivanna seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors in front of the County Office Building on June 14th, 2011. However, she lost to him in the general election. 
Boyd has held the seat for three terms. She is unopposed for the Democratic nomination. At her announcement, she stated that a motivating force behind her decision to announce was the Board's decision past midnight to revive the unpopular Western Bypass project.
She told NBC 29 that she was "appalled that we were making decisions at the middle of the night. Changing major things like transportation strategies that don't meet our current needs based on a late minute phone call with bad information." Neff went on to state that "someone needs to stand up for the citizens and listen to them."
Neff has received the endorsement of the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club. 
|Candidate Profile Resources|
|Candidate||Cynthia Neff (D) - Challenger|
|Office||Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Rivanna District|
|Election year||2011 election|
|Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow|
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In 2009 Neff was the Democratic candidate for the 58th Virginia House of Delegates seat against incumbent Delegate Rob Bell. Neff is a candidate in 2011 for the Rivanna Magisterial District's seat on the Board of Supervisors
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- Web. Neff Announces Run for Albemarle Board of Supervisors, Henry Graff, NBC 29, 14 June 2011, retrieved 18 June 2011.
- Web. Sierra Club endorses Neff, Dumler and Mallek for Albemarle Board, Chiara Canzi, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, September 28, 2011, retrieved October 3, 2011.
- Web. Breaking news: Cynthia Neff to challenge Boyd for Rivanna supervisor seat, Rob Schilling, Schilling Show Blog, June 12 2011
- Web. Vacancies on Boards and Commissions, Meagan Hoy, Senior Deputy Clerk, County of Albemarle, retrieved February 2, 2011.