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Charlottesville Democrats Launch Combined Campaign for Council

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The two Democrats running for Charlottesville City Council teamed up to officially launch their campaign Tuesday. Kristin Szakos and Bob Fenwick are rallying for votes with less than two months until Election Day.

Both candidates say they've hit the ground running since the June primary. They are focusing on the issues of equity, opportunity, and investment in the community.

The candidates announced their combined campaign among a group of supporters in front of City Hall.  

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Szakos talked about her contributions to City Council over the past four years. She noted developments such as the downtown ambassadors and the Charlottesville Human Rights Commission. Fenwick discussed the benefits of his lengthy business experience.

The two say even though they are running as a team, that doesn't mean they'll vote as a unit.

"There are things that we disagree about, but I think we agree on the basic premise that we look at people first - that we pay attention to the things that make the city strong and support those," said Szakos.

"We come from different backgrounds, we have different thoughts about things and I think this would bring a richer discussion to City Council with my background - 45 years in business - I know business and out. I'm going to bring that to the table at every opportunity I can," said Fenwick.

Democratic Delegate David Toscano introduced the candidates at the campaign announcement Tuesday. Szakos and Fenwick will face off with Republicans Mike Farrugio and Buddy Webber for seats on City Council.

Election Day is on Tuesday, November 5.

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