Democrat Brad Sheffield is a candidate for the Rio District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Four of the six seats on board will be determined in the November 5 election. Other candidates in this race include: Rodney Thomas (R).
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 10 questions about their qualifications, priorities and important quality of life issues. Included in the box at the right are links to the full transcript and audio recording of those interviews (also available on iTunes).
Highlights of all the candidate responses are available in this downloadable 2013 Voter Guide.
Bio: Brad Sheffield has dedicated his career to planning for the interactions between transportation and land uses. With that perspective, Brad focuses his career on transportation development, supporting sustainable growth and community connectivity. He has 15 years of experience working in public and private positions supporting communities like Albemarle County. He has worked on projects ranging from regional transportation planning and transit projects, to urban community design and rural land preservation. He is passionate about helping communities foster the traditional characteristics that make places great to live, work and raise a family.
Education: Graduated from Patrick Henry High School, Associate’s Degree in Science from J. Sargent Reynolds Community College, Bachelor’s Degree in Planning from University of Virginia, and Master’s Degree in Planning from University of Virginia.
Occupation: Asst. Director at JAUNT
Previous Political Experience: None, I have only served on the staff side of political discussions and decisions.
Age on Election Day: 39
Neighborhood or area of residence: Belvedere Neighborhood
Family: Wife - Christina Sheffield, Daughter – Taylor Sheffield (14), Daughter – Alexandra Sheffield (9).
Other interests and experiences:
- Outdoors, Home Improvement Handyman, Technology, and Travel
- 2010: served on Charlottesville Area Transit advisory panel; 2011: served on the citizen advisory committee (CHART) for the Metropolitan Planning Organization; 2008 to 2011: member of the American Institute of Certified Planners; 2008 to 2013: member of the Virginia Transit Association