Republican Buddy Weber 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: Michael Farruggio (R); Bob Fenwick (D); and Kristin Szakos (D).

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: Charles “Buddy” Weber graduated from the University of Virginia in 1968 with a BS degree and a Commission in the United States Navy.  He then served his country as a carrier-based fighter pilot for 27 years rising to the rank of Captain and returning to UVA in 1993 as a professor where he also attended Law School. After graduating, he has served the Charlottesville community as a court-appointed criminal defense attorney advocating for many clients unable to afford critical legal services.  He has worked tirelessly to ensure equal justice for all regardless of race or economic status.

Education: BS Chemistry, University of Virginia; Aeronautical Engineering, U.S. Navy Test Pilot School; MS Systems Management, University of Southern California; Juris Doctor, University of Virginia Law School

Occupation: Attorney at Law

Previous political experience: None

Age on Election Day: 67

Neighborhood or area of residence: Martha Jefferson Neighborhood

Family: Married to wife Sue; Adult children Mike & Karen; Grandchildren Kaisei, Taiki, Elaine, Shiomi, Evan

Other interests and experiences: Backpacking, camping, biking, sailing, softball, golf; Military career (27 years)

Telephone: (434) 977-4054


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