Lots at Stake in the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Election

Lisa Provence looks at the race between Albemarle County’s incumbent, Ken Boyd and challenger Cynthia Neff for the Rivanna district and challengers (retiring incumbent) Jim Norwood versus Chris Dumler in the Scottsville district.

There’s a lot at stake – growth, infrastructure, taxes … power.

So far, nearly $150k has been raised in the race.

Update: today, VPAP released the updated campaign disclosures.

More than $150k just in the Rivanna Race.
Nearly $84k in the Scottsville race.

Local politics are where your vote, your time and your influence can really have an impact, and their decisions absolutely affect how we live.

All for positions that pay less than $15k per seat. (citation – pdf) I’m offended.

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2 Comments

  1. Kim October 20, 2011 at 15:57

    It is actually stimulating our local economy – those funds go to printers, sign-makers, local newspapers, radio & TV outlets for advertising.

    Reply
    1. Jim Duncan October 21, 2011 at 06:00

      There has to be a better way to stimulate an economy than by buying an election. But, good point. 

      Maybe we should have contested expensive elections more often. :) 

      Reply

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