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UVA Grad Student to Run for Charlottesville Council

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A 24-year-old University of Virginia graduate student is the latest democrat to announce his candidacy for Charlottesville City Council.

Adam Lees held a press conference on the steps of the Rotunda Tuesday afternoon.

Lees says he's focused on improving public transportation, job opportunities for young people and finding a dignified solution to homelessness. He says it's time a younger voice is heard on council.

"It's not that we're disengaged, it's that there has been no openings for people my age to get involved. And if one extra person even comes out to the polls, I will have considered this campaign all worth it," Lees said.

Lees joins four other democrats seeking the party's nomination. The Virginia Democratic primary is June 11.

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