On April 25, 2019 the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area is holding a forum for voters to meet all candidates seeking election to three open seats on the Charlottesville City Council. These individuals will be sharing their views on challenges currently facing the city and discussing how their leadership can help address these if elected.
- Bob Fenwick is an engineer and construction business owner, who has lived in Charlottesville for over 40 years. He is also an Army veteran, whose tour of duty included service in Vietnam. As a member of the Charlottesville City Council from 2013 to 2017, he worked on eight different Council committees focused on a broad range of issues.
- Sena Magill is a mental health professional and Downtown business owner, who has lived in and around Charlottesville since an early age. She currently serves on the Region Ten Community Services Board, was director for intensive services for Region Ten from 1999 to 2010, and provided mental health support services for the People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry homeless shelters program and for the On Our Own of Charlottesville organization.
- Michael Payne, whose hometown is Charlottesville, is a community organizer focused on addressing affordable housing for the city. He worked with Habitat for Humanity Virginia and the Charlottesville Low-Income Housing Coalition, and co-founded Indivisible Charlottesville—a group dedicated to fighting for progressive causes throughout central Virginia.
- Brian Pinkston, who has lived in the Charlottesville for nearly 15 years, is an engineer and project manager for the University of Virginia. He has also served on the Region Ten Community Services Board and worked to advance progressive values as a Charlottesville Democrat precinct chair.
- Lloyd Snook, a Charlottesville native, has been a lawyer specializing in criminal law, constitutional law and trial practice since 1979. He served on the Planning Commission for the City of Charlottesville from 1981 to 1989, as Co-President of the Greenbrier Elementary School PTO from 1990 to 1991, on the Board of Directors of Children, Youth and Family Services, Inc. (now known as ReadyKids) from 2007 to 2013, and on the Board of Piedmont Housing Alliance from 2005 to 2017.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that does not endorse or promote any candidate or party. The League was established 99 years ago to promote education and provide advocacy for civic engagement. We look forward to continuing our mission with this event.