Oschrin enters race for Charlottesville City Council; Deadline to run as Democrat is Thursday

One of the six short-listed candidates for a City Council vacancy earlier this year has filed paperwork with the Virginia Department of Elections to run for one of the three seats. Natalie Oschrin has filed to run as a candidate in the June 20 Democratic primary. 

Oschrin joins fellow challenger Dashad Cooper and incumbents Michael Payne and Lloyd Snook officially in the quest to get on the primary ballot. Former City Councilor Bob Fenwick is also collecting signatures but has not yet filed a statement of qualification with the Virginia Department of Elections. 

Would-be candidates for the primary have until Thursday at 5 p.m. to complete all of the necessary paperwork and enough signatures from qualified voters. Independent candidates have until June 20 to complete the necessary paperwork.

On her campaign website, Oschrin states that she wants to decrease residential setbacks, reduce parking minimums, and create more incentives for creating more below-market units. She’s also for finding a way to get the University of Virginia to make a payment in lieu of taxes for land it owns within city limits. 

Natalie Oschrin from her campaign website

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