Independent Walker takes most votes in Council election, breaks up Democratic ticket
The Daily Progress Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 10 p.m.
For the first time in almost 70 years, the Charlottesville City Council will have an independent councilor on the dais. Also come January, it will be the first time that two African-Americans served on the council simultaneously.
In an upset for the Charlottesville Democratic Party and city School Board member Amy Laufer, Nikuyah Walker, a social justice activist and protégé of former Councilor Holly Edwards, who died in January, was the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s election.
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