Democrat Liz Palmer is a candidate for the Samuel Miller District seat on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Three of the six seats on the board will be determined in the November 7 election. Other candidates in this race include: John Lowry (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.
Bio: Dr. Palmer is a veterinarian, small business owner and mother who has been deeply involved in local civic and environmental issues for 20 years. She has represented the Samuel Miller District on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors since 2014. She also currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority, the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority, the Albemarle County Broadband Authority, and the Charlottesville Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization. She lives in Ivy with her husband, Herb Stewart, and their dog Alice. Her children, now grown, all attended Albemarle County Public Schools.
Education: Va Tech: BS and Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine: DVM
Occupation: Veterinarian self-employed mobile veterinary practice
Previous political experience: Board of Supervisors 2014 to present, Albemarle County Service Authority 2006 through 2013
Age on Election Day: 62
Neighborhood or area of residence: Ivy
Hometown: Grew up primarily in Virginia and Delaware
Family: Herb Stewart husband. Children Clay, Ben, Matt, Bailey all went to Albemarle County schools. They are now grown and doing well.
Other interests and experiences: Spending time with family, hiking, camping and studying macroeconomics, herpetology, and most science related topics.