Republican Rodney Thomas is an incumbent 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: Brad Sheffield (D).
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: A lifelong resident of Albemarle County, I decided to pursue a career in the print industry after graduation. By 1979 I had two children with my wife Nancy, but was still able to purchase Charlottesville Press, Inc.-- a family owned print shop I still operate today. I have served on the board of many local organizations, including helping charter the Boy’s and Girl’s Club in Charlottesville. I spent eight years on the Planning Commission for the Rio district from 1998 to 2006 and have been on the Board of Supervisors during the last four years.
Education: Completed VA Certified Planning Commissioner’s Program, graduated Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership
Occupation: Owner Charlottesville Press since 1979
Previous political experience: Albemarle County Planning Commission (appointed 1998); Albemarle County Board of Supervisors (elected 2009); Board of Supervisors representative to MPO, Fire and Rescue, Darden Towe Park Board
Age on Election Day: 69
Neighborhood or area of residence: Rio
Family: Wife Nancy, son Rod, daughter Ashely
Other interests and experiences: Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce (Small Business Person of the Year)
Telephone: (434) 242-3322