As 2021 has so far ushered in a new presidential administration— and locally, Charlottesville has a new city manager at the helm— the year will also contain several local and state-level elections. With the weight of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Virginians have the chance to vote incumbent or new voices into legislative and executive power.

Upcoming 2021 elections include Virginia’s next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. For governor alone, there are several Democratic and Republican candidates — both established politicians and newcomers — along with a third party candidate.

The General Assembly’s House of Delegates is up for election, with a handful of districts that touch the Charlottesville and Albemarle area.

Within the city of Charlottesville and neighboring Albemarle County, there are two city council seats, three city school board seats, city commonwealth attorney, three board of supervisor seats, and three county school board seats up for election this year.

May 8 is a GOP convention for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General while DNC candidates are subject to a June 8 primary along with other GOP candidates.

Nov. 2 will be the general elections.

This page will be updated frequently with election information and candidate profiles.

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Charlottesville City Council

Albemarle County Board of Supervisors

These candidates are Democrats with no challengers. Gallaway and McKeel are incumbents while Andrews is new and seeking a seat that will be vacated by Supervisor Liz Palmer.

Ned Gallaway (Rio District)

Diantha McKeel (Jack Jouett District)

Jim Andrews (Samuel Miller District)

Charlottesville Commonwealth Attorney

Governor of Virginia

Democratic Candidates:

Jennifer Carroll Foy (D)

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D)

Del. Lee Carter (D)

Terry McAuliffe (D)

Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D) – has not followed through

Republican Nominee:

Glen Youngkin (R)


Third Party Candidate:

Princess Blanding (I)

Lieutenant Governor

Democratic Candidates:

Sean Perryman (D)

Sam Rasoul (D)

Andria McClellan (D)

Mark Levine (D)

Hala Ayala (D) – could not be reached

Xavier Warren (D)


Republican Nominee:

Winsome Sears (R) – Did not follow through on interview


Attorney General

Jay Jones (D) 

Mark Herring (D)

Republican Nominee:

Jason Miyares (R) – Could not be reached

Virginia General Assembly

Del. Sally Hudson (D- H57)


Jennifer Kitchen (D- H25)

Del. Chris Runion (R-H25)


Del. Rob Bell (R-58)

Sara Ratcliffe (D- 58)


Matt Farris (R – 59)

Benjamin Moses (D – 59)