Oschrin joins Payne and Snook as Democrats in Council race this November

Political newcomer Natalie Oschrin received the most votes in a five-way race for three slots on Charlottesville City Council. Oschrin was on a shortlist of candidates City Council interviewed for the vacancy created when former Councilor Sena Magill resigned in January. 

Council ended selecting Leah Puryear to fill out Magill’s term, and Puryear opted not to run. Oschrin was the only applicant for the vacancy to enter the campaign for the race to join incumbents Michael Payne and Lloyd Snook on the November ballot. 

Provisional ballots have yet to be counted but as of this morning, Oschrin has 4,943 votes with Payne getting 4,725. Snook placed third with 4,329 votes.

Dashad Cooper dropped out of the House District 54 race to focus on a City Council bid and came away with 2,871 votes.

Former City Councilor Bob Fenwick lost the nomination for re-election in 2017 when he placed third behind Amy Laufer and Heather Hill. 

Unofficial results from the House District 54 Democratic primary 

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