Mike Signer

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Mike Signer

Term Start January 4, 2016
Term End December 2017
Preceded by Satyendra Huja

Term Start January 2016
Term End December 2019

Biographical Information

Date of birth Jan. 1, 1973
Age 47
Spouse Emily Blout
Children 2 boys
Profession Attorney
Website http://www.mikesigner.com/
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Michael Signer became Mayor of the City of Charlottesville on January 4, 2016. [1] He was elected to the Charlottesville City Council on November 3, 2015. [2]

Signer is a Charlottesville attorney and one of three Democratic nominees for City Council in the 2015 election. [3]

He has also served as president of the Fifeville Neighborhood Association.

Committee assignments

Signer was appointed to the following committees in January 2016. [4]


Shortly after being selected as mayor on January 4, 2016, Signer became the target of activist Jeff Fogel who questioned how and why he had been chosen. Former City Council candidate Paul Long questioned the amount of money raised by Signer for the election. Signer spent $51,305 in the general election compared to $28,632 spent by Wes Bellamy and $23,081 spent by Kathy Galvin. [5] Bellamy defended Signer. Fogel tried to respond but was ruled out of order. [6]

2015 election

Candidates Votes %
Wes Bellamy (D) 4,688 29.67
Kathleen M. Galvin (D) incumbent 4,590 29.05
Mike Signer (D) 4,309 27.28
Anson Parker (R) 1,208 7.65
Scott Bandy (I) 691 4.37
Write-In 312 3.0
Source: State Board of Elections[7]

Each voter could vote for up to three candidates.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Mike Signer (D)
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2015 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

Audio of Campaign Announcement

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  1. Web. Signer chosen as Charlottesville mayor amid public dissension, Chris Suarez, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, January 4, 2016, retrieved December 27, 2016.
  2. Web. 2015 November General - Unofficial Results, Virginia State Board of Elections, November 3, 2015, retrieved November 3, 2015.
  3. Web. Signer launches race for Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 11, 2015, retrieved February 12, 2015.
  4. E-mail. Paige Rice, City of Charlottesville. "RE: list of appointments." Message to Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow. January 7, 2016.
  5. Web. Elections for Mike Signer, Virginia Public Access Project, retrieved December 27, 2016.
  6. Web. Signer elected mayor, Bellamy vice mayor, Lisa Provence, News Article, C-Ville Weekly, January 5, 2016, retrieved December 27, 2016.
  7. Web. 2015 November General, State Board of Elections, November 4, 2011, retrieved July 28, 2016.

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