CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville’s newest City Council candidate is putting the spotlight on housing, schools, and racial equity.

Brian Pinkston is holding his campaign launch party at The Haven on Wednesday, February 6.

Pinkston joins the ever-growing list of candidates preparing to battle it out for three seats on Charlottesville City Council.

Currently, that list is comprised of all Democrats.

Pinkston is a project manager at University of Virginia.

Forty-seven-year-old Pinkston says he hopes to bring strong, stable leadership to the dais in Charlottesville.

“I'm running because I want our city to catch a vision of the common good,” Pinkston said. “I feel like it's easy for us to forget this idea of the common good – the fact they we’re all connected in a real way that we need to think about the ways that we're connected and everything it takes for everyone to flourish."

Councilors Wes Bellamy, Kathy Galvin, and Mike Signer's seats will all be up for grabs this election cycle.

So far, none of those current councilors have announced whether they will seek re-election.

The deadline for candidates to join the race is March 28, and the Democratic primary will be held on June 11.