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Charlottesville Democrats nominate Norris and Szakos for City Council

Brian Wheeler // Published May 9, 2009 in Charlottesville Tomorrow
On May 9, 2009, Charlottesville Democrats held their first ever “unassembled caucus” and nominated incumbent Councilor Dave Norris and challenger Kristin Szakos for Charlottesville City Council.  The caucus was held from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at Burley Middle School on Rose Hill Drive.  

At 8:35 PM, Jennifer McKeever, Co-Chair of the Charlottesville Democratic Party, announced that Norris and Szakos were the winners.  About 1,644 voters (unofficial count) participated.  

“I am happy to announce that our Democratic nominees are Dave Norris and Kristin Szakos, said McKeever.  “Dave won with an overwhelming majority and Kristin won a majority as well.  An instant runoff was not required.”

Incumbent Councilor Julian Taliaferro did not receive enough votes to continue his re-election campaign.  Exact vote counts have not yet been made available to the media. Norris and Szakos will go on to face any Independent challengers who get on the ballot by June 9th.  The general election is November 3, 2009.