Former Mayor Brown files for House District 54

As of Wednesday morning, no one had filed to run for any of the three Council seats up for election this year. There’s a lot more interest in replacing Sally Hudson as the Delegate representing Charlottesville in the House of Delegates with two candidates previously announced.

This week, former Charlottesville Mayor David E. Brown filed for the seat. Brown served on Council from July 1, 2004 to December 31, 2011 and spent the last several years as director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions before Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed a replacement last November. Before that, Brown spent two years as an assistant to former Delegate David Toscano, according to his LinkedIn page. 

Brown joins Albemarle School Board Member Katrina Callsen and Fifeville resident Dashad Cooper in the race for the Democratic nomination for House District 54 which covers all of Charlottesville as well as urbanized portions of Albemarle County. The primary will be on June 20. How many more will throw their hat in the ring? 

David Brown at a City Council work session in 2008 (Credit: Charlottesville Tomorrow via cvillepedia)

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