Schilling ousted from Council
City's Council will soon return to being an all-Democratic body. After four years in office, Rob Schilling, the lone Republican, has been defeated in today's election. Election results posted by the City of Charlottesville show that it wasn't even close.The top vote-getter, Dave Norris, took 39% of the votes, while running mate Julian Taliaferro took 37%, and Schilling garnered just 24% in the race for two positions.
Schilling had run on a "common sense" platform stressing his role as a chief promoter of the plan forcing the City to hold elections for the School Board. Schilling backers had urged voters to repeat what was seen four years ago as key to his ascent to Council: single-shot voting.
What may not have been seen, however, was the strength of the Democratic party.