Republican Michael Farruggio is a candidate for the Charlottesville City Council.  Two of the five seats on council will be determined in the November 5 general election. Other candidates in this race include: Bob Fenwick (D); Kristin Szakos (D); and Buddy Weber (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: Michael Farruggio was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Freeport, NY.  He served four years in the USAF.  He began his law enforcement career with NYPD relocating to Charlottesville in 1988 to join the Charlottesville Police Department.   He has served in such capacities as a Patrol, Narcotics, Community Policing and Traffic Units and retired as the Sergeant of the Administrative Bureau Unit for Training, Policy, Recruiting and Accreditation.  Mike lives in the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood with his wife and two children, who both attend City public schools.  He has served on the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association, the Charlottesville Planning Commission, the Parks and Rec Advisory Board and others.

Education: Associates in Applied Sciences, PVCC 2004; Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, 2006

Occupation: Charlottesville Police Department, retired

Previous political experience:  Charlottesville Planning Commission

Age on Election Day: 50

Neighborhood or area of residence: Fry’s Spring

Family: married, two children

Other interests and experiences:  Parks and Recreation board; Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association; United States Air Force

Website: www.MikeForCharlottesville.com

Telephone: (434) 566-1412