Names of Democratic Charlottesville City Council Candidates Now Set
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The field for the Charlottesville City Council election this fall is now getting clearer.
The Democratic Party will have Michael Payne, Lloyd Snook, and Sena Magill on the ballot come November.
On Tuesday, June 11, those three are celebrating a win at various locations all across the city. But they’re also keeping their eyes on the big election that’s five months from now while preparing to unite their party.
“There really is a sense of a consensus that has developed among the candidates, and I think that we can take that as an attitude that says we're gonna make this work together and we can do this together,” Snook said.
Snook finished 3,501 votes, or 24% of the vote.
“The race isn't won,” Magill said. “We have some very good independents running, and it's stage one, it's a relay race. It's the next part - you work with the other Democrats and we work together and try to see what we can do for City Council, hopefully.”
Magill took 3,183 votes, or 22% of the vote.
“We're gearing up for a serious campaign to take those campaigns seriously, and we're just going to continue what we did leading up to the primary - canvassing, going out into the community meeting with folks, and really focusing on the things that impact people's day-to-day lives,” Payne said.
Payne claimed 3,657 votes, or 25% of the vote.
The other two candidates who were vying for a chance at a seat were Brian Pinkston, who got 21% of the vote, and Bob Fenwick, who took 8%.
Coming up in November, these three Democratic nominees will face off against at least three independent candidates for three open seats on City Council.