New candidate has emerged for Rivanna Supervisor in Albemarle

A second independent has emerged in the race to represent the Rivanna District in the Albemarle Board of Supervisors. Thomas Fadeley has filed a statement of organization with the Virginia Department of Elections to run as an independent in the November election.

Fadeley joins fellow independent David Rhodes in the race to challenge incumbent Supervisor Bea LaPisto-Kirtley in the general election. LaPisto-Kirtley has also filed to run for a second time and so far has no challengers in the Democratic Primary.

So far in the Scottsville District race only Democrat Michael Pruitt has filed to run.

In the White Hall District, independent Brad Rykal has filed to challenge Democrat Ann Mallek in the November 7 election. Mallek is seeking her fifth term.

There are seven members of the Albemarle School Board unlike the six members of the Board of Supervisors There are two candidates in the race for the at-large School Board seat and they are Meg Bryce and Allison Spillman.

In the Rivanna District, Judy Le has filed for re-election to a second term. Le won in 2019 in a contested race with 59.8 percent of the 6,297 votes cast that year.

Ellen Osborne is seeking a second term representing the Scottsville District and so far has no challengers according to the Virginia Public Access Project.

Joann McDermid has filed to run for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle School Board currently held by Rebecca Berlin. Berlin was appointed to the position last year to fill a vacancy left when David Oberg resigned.

Fadeley said he would have public comment about his candidacy at a later date.

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