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Democrat Ann Mallek is a candidate for the White Hall seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Three of the six seats on board will be determined in the Nov. 3 election. Mallek is an incumbent running unopposed.
Each candidate was interviewed by Charlottesville Tomorrow and asked 11 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 2015 Voter Guide. The biographical information below is provided by each candidate.
Bio: Ann Huckle Mallek grew up in Albemarle and graduated from Albemarle High School. As a small child she learned her way around the county with her dad on his veterinary calls or riding her black pony. Albemarle was a quiet place in the 1950’s.
Since 1983 Ann and her husband, Leo, have managed a family farm in Earlysville where they raised their 2 daughters. Now their grandchildren help on the farm in the summer. Currituck Farm produces grass-fed beef and pesticide-free vegetables.
Education: B. A., Zoology- Connecticut College (1971)
Occupation: A former elementary teacher of science and technology, since 2003, Ann is an Educator and Central Virginia Coordinator for the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Previous political experience: Frequent attendee of Supervisors meetings for seventeen years before her election to supervisor—focused on land use and transportation, serving on the ACE committee, 2000- present; the Transportation Working Group, 2005; and the Development Review Task Force, 2006. As an officer of EARL (Earlysville Area Residents League) 1995-2007, she encouraged citizen involvement in local government.
Age on Election Day: 65
Hometown: Born in Charlottesville and spent childhood on Ivy Creek, near the ruins of the Hydraulic Mill.
Family: Met husband Leo when in college in New England. They returned to the farm in 1982 to raise their two daughters and enjoy three grandchildren.
Other interests and experiences: As a farmer and policy maker, Ann works to connect food producers and consumers; she championed the creation of the Monticello Artisan Trail, serves on the Board of Jefferson Elder Care, operating Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet, and the Local Energy Alliance Program. She works for additive free food, chemical free farming, and connecting children to nature. She advocates for job creation and development of work spaces for our local companies to grow.
Telephone: (434) 996-6159