Schilling GOP’s Council Candidate

Local Republican Rob Schilling has been nominated by the Charlottesville GOP for City Council. The Republicans will just be running the one candidate against the Democrats’ two, who were nominated last Saturday, Blake Caravati and Alexandria Searls. If Schilling wins on May 8th, he will be the first Republican to win a seat on Council since Darden Towe in 1986. WINA has the story.

13 thoughts on “Schilling GOP’s Council Candidate”

  1. Look he resembles the love child of Blake C and Alexandra S. Her hair and Blake’s face. I am demanding an immediate investigation

  2. I think it’s refreshing and exciting to have Rob in the race. If he can make a good showing it should encourage other Republicans to try to get their opinions heard in the public discourse. Rob’s been involved in the city for a long time now. I don’t support him, I think his aims are mistaken. But I think he’s charismatic, smart and a welcome addition.

  3. He is an interesting looking fellow.

    I don’t know enough about him to know if I’d vote for him or not.

  4. I don’t know anything about him, either. However, any opposition candidate that can inject some dialogue into the race, and maybe get folks askign questions and checking out their options can’t be a bad thing.

  5. Rob has a good chance of winning, and here’s why: he just might be able to fool casual liberal C’ville voters into thinking he’s a Democrat (what with that hippie long-hair look of his). :)

    Rob is a strong conservative and an intelligent and energetic person. I think even many Democrats are beginning to agree that our one-party town is suffering from serious political stagnation. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  6. He’s “the common sense” candidate so, yes he is in favor of the Meadowcreek Parkway.

  7. If he’s in favor of the Meadowcreek Parkway I’m going to vote for him. I would anyway just to show the democrats they do have a little competition. We surely need a change on city council. How much is it costing to make Court Square fit into the historical obsession of this city.

  8. How much is it costing to make Court Square fit into the historical obsession of this city.

    It’s not a historical obsession — it’s a recognition of the tremendous value of tourism dollars! Court Square is the oldest portion of Charlottesville, and providing some historic-based incentive to get the Monticello-goers to actually come into the city (Monticello is in the county) and spend some money would be wonderful. Sure, that’ll take an investment, but you can’t make money without spending some money.

  9. Well, that does make him seem slightly more attractive. Another good step would be a good shave. The long hair doesn’t bother me… but what’s with the facial hair?

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