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Albemarle BOS Candidates Talk Publicly At County Office Building

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The candidates vying for a spot on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors talked publicly for the first time Wednesday afternoon.

Ten people want Chris Dumler's old job until a special election is held. Current supervisors have the tough task of choosing one candidate from that pool, and it could pit the existing supervisors against each other.

The candidates each made their pitch before supervisors Wednesday at the Albemarle County Office Building. The candidates come from all walks of life - from a former sheriff to an attorney - and political affiliations - Democrat, Republican and independent.    

The candidates each had five minutes to detail their resumes and backgrounds to current supervisors.

"We had 10 presentations.  Very different backgrounds.  Very different experience, but all with great heart and great interest in the community as a whole," said Ann Mallek, Albemarle County supervisor.

While Dumler was not there himself, a pair of his supporters watched each candidate talk from a second floor balcony at the meeting.

Supervisors met behind closed doors Wednesday to talk about the candidates. They will appoint an interim in exactly one week. Originally there were 11 applicants vying for the open seat, but one was disqualified after supervisors found that he did not reside within the Scottsville District lines. 

To hear from each of the candidates, watch the video above.

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