Democrat Richard Randolph is a candidate for the Scottsville seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Three of the six seats on board will be determined in the Nov. 3 election. Other candidates in this race include: Earl Smith (R).

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: Rick’s civic participation started with a drug and alcohol task force in his native Philadelphia following his UVa graduation. After 21 years teaching/ administrating at the secondary level and university teaching, Rick began fundraising for environmental/health/social service organizations, continuing after moving to Shadwell in 2005. Since 2012 he has served on the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Committee and Capital Improvement Program Committee. He is also on the Village of Rivanna Citizen Advisory Committee and the Long-Range Solid Waste Solutions Committee. Rick operates Keswick Home Services, a home maintenance company that assists primarily seniors aging in place.

Education:

    BA American Government, University of Virginia

    MA International Relations, University of Pennsylvania

    ABD Political Science, University of Connecticut

    Certified planning commissioner

    Former Virginia licensed real estate professional

Occupation: Keswick Home Services (owner/operator): serve primarily seniors aging in place; Scottsville Magisterial District Planning Commissioner

Previous political experience:

    Planning Commissioner, Scottsville District, Albemarle County: 2011-2015

    Capital Improvement Program Committee, Albemarle: 2011-2015

    Historic Preservation Committee, Albemarle: 2011-2015

    Village of Rivanna Citizen Advisory Committee, Albemarle: 2009-2015

    Rivanna River Basin Commission, citizen representative, 2012-2015

    Solid Waste Long-Term Solutions Committee, Albemarle, 2014-2015

    Town Chair (Democratic Party): Salisbury, CT: 1996-2003

    Citizen Representative, Risk Assessment Panel for Carcinogens in Drinking Water, CT Department of Health Services: 1985-1986

    First Selectman Candidate (Democratic Party): Simsbury, CT: 1985

    President, Smoky Ridge Community Association: Simsburgy, CT: 1983-86

Age on Election Day: 68

Neighborhood: Shadwell- Glenmore

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Family:  My wife Susan and I have four children: Barrett Hightower (operates Salt Artisanal Market, Milton), Ashley East (Ashley’s Dinner at Home, Charlottesville), Ashleigh Rader, Rowayton, CT and Kyle Boynton, Arlington.                                                                                                      

Other interests and experiences: At Grace Episcopal Church Rick leads a team of volunteers building houses for Habitat, is a lay reader, a member of the Outreach Committee and is a traffic warden for major events at Grace, including food distribution days. He is the vice-president of the Region XV Council of the Episcopal Church. Rick remains an active road cyclist since completing active duty with the US Army. He enjoys spending quieter time with his wife and family.

Telephone: (434) 284-1812

Email: RandolphforScottsvilleDistrict@gmail.com