Pinkston and Wade win Democratic primary for C’ville council; Platania gets nod for prosecutor

Pinkston and Wade win Democratic primary for C’ville council; Platania gets nod for prosecutor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Voters in Charlottesville have made their voices heard, and three men are bound for November’s election.

Candidates Brian Pinkston and Juandiego Wade appear to be the two Democrats set to run for open Charlottesville City Council seats.

As of Tuesday night and with 10 out of 10 precincts reporting, Wade led the field with 4,910 votes and Pinkston garnered 3,601. Carl Brown trailed with 1,797.

NBC29 stopped at both Pinkston and Wade’s campaign parties and asked what they believe attracted voters to their campaigns, and what comes next.

“Our campaign is always going to be positive and sharing our vision for Charlottesville,” Wade said. “That has worked for us to this point and we don’t see any reason to change. People like what we’re saying about the changes in vision that will help the city of Charlottesville. So I’m really excited about it and whoever else is running we look forward to working with them, or competing against them, to move Charlottesville forward.”

Pinkston said: “I do think that the city is ready for constructive, confident, collegial partnerships on city council and ready to move past some of the divisiveness.”

In the race for Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney, incumbent Joe Platania defeated challenger Ray Szwabowski. The tally 3,431 votes to 2,413.

Provisional ballots have yet to be counted, and official results are expected later this week.

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