Rob Schilling

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Rob Schilling
Former Charlottesville City Councilor, Rob Schilling (R)

Electoral District At-Large
Term Start July 1, 2002
Term End June 30, 2006
Preceded by David Toscano (D)
Succeeded by Julian Taliaferro (D)

Biographical Information

Residence Charlottesville, Virginia
Alma mater California Polytechnic University
Musician's Institute
Profession Realtor
Radio host

Rob Schilling is a former Charlottesville City Councilor and the last Republican to sit on that body. As of 2011, he is the host of a two-hour program that airs daily on WINA. He was first elected in May 2002 and defeated for re-election in the 2006 election.

He is also a Christian musician who released an album called Sing a Psalm in 2003[1]. Schilling has also been a licensed realtor since 1985. [2]

Election history

2006 election for City Council

Schilling announced plans for reelection on February 21, 2006[3]. On May 2, 2006, Schilling came in third behind Dave Norris and Julian Taliaferro with only 24.09% of the vote[4]

Candidates Votes %
David M. "Dave" Norris (D) 3,947 38.65
Julian H. Taliaferro (D) 3,745 36.67
Robert S. Schilling (R) incumbent 2,460 24.09
Write-In 60 0.59
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections[5]

Voters could cast two votes, one for each of the two seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Rob Schilling (R) - Incumbent
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2006 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website

2002 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
J. Blake Caravati (D) incumbent 2,512 33.96
Robert S. Schilling (R) 2,176 29.42
Alexandria P. Searls (D) 2,049 27.70
Stratton J. Salidis (I) 659 8.91

Voters could cast two votes, one for each of the two seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

Media influence

In March 2012 Charlottesville Director of Communiciations Ric Barrick resigned abruptly, citing an investigation into procurement fraud written by Schilling.[6]


  1. "Rob Schilling | Sing a Psalm | CD Baby." CDBaby : Discover Music. Web. 16 Aug. 2010. <>.
  2. Web. Real Estate Matters: 8-24-11 Info on refinancing and wether to rent or buy, Michael Guthrie, Charlottesville Podcasting Network, August 6, 2011, retrieved August 24, 2011.
  3. 'Rob Schilling Announces Re-Election Bid'. Charlottesville Tomorrow. 22 Feb. 2006. 12 May 2009.
  4. "Local Election- May 2, 2006." 3 May 2006. Virginia State Board of Elections. 12 May 2009 <>.
  5. Local Election - May 2, 2006 State Board of Elections. retrieved 5 Jul 2009.
  6. Web. City’s communications director resigns in wake of special investigation, staff, C-VILLE Weekly, Portico Publications, March 22 2012

External links

Schilling Show's blog