As part of Charlottesville Tomorrow’s coverage of the 2009 local elections for City Council and the Board of Supervisors, we have interviewed each candidate to discuss topics related to water, land use, transportation, their priorities, and their qualifications.
Excerpts from these interviews will be included in our upcoming non-partisan
2009 Voter Guide
which will be mailed to each household with one of these races on the ballot. In the meantime, we are publishing the complete audio recordings and transcripts of our interviews.
Charlottesville Tomorrow’s Election Watch 2009 website
for even more detailed information on the candidates including, bios, campaign finance reports, other videos and podcasts, and the schedule of upcoming candidate forums.
Listen using player above or download the podcast:
2009 Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Candidate Interview
Candidate: Rodney Thomas (R)
On November 3, 2009, voters in the Rio Magisterial District go to the polls to elect their representative on the
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
. This recording is Brian Wheeler’s September 10, 2009 interview with
Rodney Thomas (R)
. Mr. Thomas is challenging incumbent
David Slutzky (D)
TIMELINE FOR PODCAST
00:46 – Introduction from Brian Wheeler
01:26 – Question 1 –
Describe your past experience.
02:30 – Question 2 –
Plans for transportation and
Regional Transit Authority.
03:41 – Question 3 –
Views on what Places29 Master
Plan should contain.
04:50 – Question 4 –
Views on expansion of county
05:50 – Question 5 –
How he would direct budget
07:00 – Question 6 –
Should Board explore capping
08:11 – Question 7 –
Views on water supply and Lower
Ragged Mountain Dam.
09:10 – Question 8 –
Area of improved partnership with
10:03 – Question 9 –
Priorities in economic development and growth
10:50 – Question 10 –
Do you support the 1990
11:37 – Question 11 –
Views on revisiting past Board
12:30 – Question 12 –
Views on revision of 1982 r
13:32 – Question 13 –
Do you support 50-year water
14:20 – Question 14 –
Top priority if elected.
14:54 – Question 15 –
Views on strategic plan and
necessary steps in meeting goals.
15:55 – Question 16 –
Primary responsibility of Board.
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