Independent Lawrence Gaughan is a candidate for the Rivanna 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: Norman Dill (D); and Richard Lloyd (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: Lawrence Gaughan was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1966 and graduated from Albemarle High School in 1985. In 2011 Lawrence earned his Master’s Degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Change at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education. He is nationally recognized for his work in community engagement and voter participation. He is the founder and executive director of the non-partisan, non-profit voter engagement foundation, GOV360. Lawrence was a candidate in the 2014 election for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District garnering nearly 73,500 votes, including over 21,000 votes in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.
Education: B.F.A, University of Montana (1994); M.A., Pepperdine University (2011)
Occupation: Executive Director of GOV360 (GOV360.org) since 2009 Actor/Director Entertainment industry (since 1985), Consultant/Fundraiser (Since 2004)
Previous political experience: Winner of Democratic Nomination for VA 5th District Congress (2014)
Age on Election Day: 48
Neighborhood: Rivanna District
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Family: Lawrence D. Gaughan, 82 (father), Margery D. Gaughan, died 1986 (buried with grandparents at Monticello Gardens, Charlottesville, VA)
Other interests and experiences: Lawrence Gaughan is an avid gardener and outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, swimming, and camping. He is also a prolific musician, recording over 3 albums worth of Rock and Roll material in the past 3 years. He has a YouTube channel (LawrenceofVA) with well over 1 million views and he is a Freestyle Lego builder.
Telephone: (434) 465-4877