Educator announces plans for City Council run
Current Charlottesville City School Board member and teacher Colette Blount announced Wednesday at Burley Middle School her plans to run for a seat on Charlottesville City Council along with 10 other candidates.
Blount, backed by Charlottesville mayor Dave Norris and City Council candidate Dede Smith, stressed the importance of educating all members of the community and enhancing dialogue between educators and politicians.
Blount joins the crowded Council race, facing fellow Democrats Kathy Galvin, Paul Beyer, Brevy Cannon, James Halfaday, Smith, and incumbent Satyendra Huja at the August 20 Democratic firehouse primary. Independents Brandon Collins, Andrew Williams, Scott Bandy, and Bob Fenwick will vie for votes at the polls November 8.