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Vandever to Announce Candidacy for Charlottesville Treasurer

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CHARLOTTESVILLE - Current Treasurer and Democratic nominee Jason Vandever will formally announce his candidacy for Charlottesville City Treasurer on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 11:30 a.m. at CitySpace on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall. A special election is scheduled for April 2nd.

Vandever, 30, has served as Chief Deputy Treasurer since 2008 and became Charlottesville City Treasurer on October 1, 2012 when longtime Treasurer Jennifer Brown retired due to health issues. Prior to his selection as Chief Deputy Treasurer he worked for Wachovia Bank as a Branch Manager.

"Knowing that the City Treasurer's Office is under strong and able leadership makes me excited about the City's future," said Brown. "Jason's great work ethic and level-headed approach to problem-solving makes him a great choice for City Treasurer."

Vandever won the Charlottesville Democratic Party nomination for Treasurer on January 4th. His campaign focus emphasizes experience, accountability, and innovation.

"I decided to run for this office because I care deeply about this community," said Vandever, "and I care deeply about having a local government that is responsive and responsible to its citizens."

Vandever is a Charlottesville native who graduated from Charlottesville High School in 2000 with an Advanced Studies Diploma and he received his Bachelor's Degree from James Madison University in 2004 after graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 2012 he received a Master's Certificate in Local Government Management from Virginia Tech.

The Treasurer's Association of Virginia has recognized the Charlottesville Treasurer's Office as one of the outstanding operations in Virginia, and during Vandever's tenure as Chief Deputy and Treasurer the office earned clean audits every year from the State Auditor, created new electronic payment programs, expanded office hours at tax deadline, earned over $3 million in interest despite a difficult financial environment, and collected over 99% of revenue due to the city--one of the highest collection rates in the state.

"I believe that my financial experience in both the private and public sector has uniquely positioned me to enhance the operations of the office of City Treasurer and to expand the rich legacy of service the office has always provided our citizens," said Vandever.

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