Satyendra Huja

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Satyendra Huja
Councilor Satyendra Huja (D-At Large)

Electoral District At-Large
Term Start January 1, 2008

Biographical Information

Date of birth Jan. 13, 1942
Age 77
Spouse Irene Huja
Children Uday
Residence Charlottesville, Virginia
Alma mater Michigan State University
Profession President of Community Planning Associates
Website Campaign website
Campaign $ VPAP
Contributions $ VPAP

Satyendra Huja was elected to Charlottesville City Council in November of 2007, and he attended his first Council meeting January, 2008.[1]


Mr. Huja is the President of Community Planning Associates, focusing on planning, design, development, and management consulting. He was Director of Strategic Planning for the City of Charlottesville from 1998 to 2004. Prior to that he was Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Charlottesville for 25 years. His experiences are in the area of Downtown Revitalization, Housing, Historic Preservation, Transportation Planning, Art and Culture Activities, and Neighborhood Revitalization. He also has been a consultant to the City of Pleven, Bulgaria for Economic Development and Tourism Marketing. Family: Wife- Irene, 2 Sons (Uday-35, Ajai- 32) and 1 Step son (Ben – 33).

In response to Charlottesville Tomorrow's preparations for Election 2007, Mr. Huja said his favorite volunteer activity was working in a soup kitchen.

Vote of confidence

A citizen appeared before Council at their July 18, 2011 meeting to complain about Huja's accent. Pat Napoleon said Huja should be required to hire a translator because she found it hard to understand him. Councilor Kristin Szakos defended Huja and called for a vote of confidence in him, which passed 4-0. [2]

Committee assignments

As of February 7, 2011 Huja represents the City on the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, the MPO Policy Board, the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, and the Charlottesville's 250th Anniversary Steering Committee.[3]

2011 election

Huja announced a bid for a second term on March 25, 2011. [4]

Charlottesville Democrats Candidate Video[5]

2007 election for City Council

Candidates Votes %
Satyendra Huja (D) 3,797 64.27
David E. Brown (D) incumbent 3,781 50.47
Holly Edwards (D) 3,711 49.53
Peter Kleeman (I) 2,212 na
Barbara Haskins (I) 2,111 35.73
Write-In 95 na

Overall voter turnout for this election was 25.89%. Voters could cast three votes, one for each of the three seats available, hence the percentages do not total 100%.

Candidate Profile Resources
Candidate Satyendra Huja (D) - Challenger * WINNER
Office Charlottesville City Council
Election year 2007 election
Logo-small25.jpg Candidate interviews by Charlottesville Tomorrow
Candidate interview transcript
Candidate interview audio

Source website


Master in Urban Planning, Michigan State University
B.A. in Psychology.


Retired community planner; Adjunct faculty at UVA School of architecture.

Contact Information

1502 Holly Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
977-5094 (H)

Campaign Information


  1. Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved on 1/21/09
  2. Web. Comprender? Complaint brings Huja confidence vote, Lisa Provence, The Hook, Better Publications LLC, August 8, 2011, retrieved August 9, 2011.
  3. Charlottesville City Council Meeting. City Hall, Charlottesville. 7 February 2011. Public Meeting.
  4. Web. Huja launches bid for second term on Charlottesville City Council, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 25, 2011, retrieved March 28, 2011.
  5. Web. Satyendra S. Huja: Candidate for City Council, Charlottesville City Democrats, 31 July 2011, retrieved 8 August 2011.