UVA student enters City Council race
Another bowtie-wearing, twenty-something candidate has announced a bid for the Democratic nomination for City Council. UVA grad student Adam Lees chose the front of the Rotunda on April 9 to officially announce his run for office, and says he was inspired by the unpleasantness of last summer at UVA, when President Terry Sullivan was fired and reinstated.
He's working on a master's degree in foreign affairs, is a teaching assistant, and has served on Student Council. His biggest challenge: "Getting enough sleep," says the candidate.
Lees joins bowtie-wearing Wes Bellamy, incumbent Kristin Szakos, teacher Melvin Grady, and former independent Bob Fenwick in vying for the two open seats on Council in the June 11 Democratic primary.