Dede Smith Running for Council

Dede Smith is the latest Democrat to declare her candidacy for the party’s City Council nomination. The Fry’s Spring resident and former Charlottesville School Board chair doesn’t lay out any specific campaign promises in her candidacy announcement announcement, but presumably will have more to say on Monday afternoon when she announces formally. Her press release follows.

Dede Smith will announce her candidacy for the Democratic nomination to City Council on Monday, June 13 at 12:15 pm at Forest Hills Park off Cherry Ave,. Please meet under the large white oak at the corner of Forest Hills Ave and Forest Hills Rd.

Dede has lived in the Fry’s Spring neighborhood of Charlottesville for more than 30 years and has been involved in many civic, educational, and environmental issues. Please see Dede’s bio attached. She believes that

“Our quality of life here in Charlottesville is unique and precious, and that we can have it all, a deep enriching history, stunning landscape, a vibrant urban culture, and opportunities for all of our citizens. But if we are going to preserve this quality of life, and make it even better for all residents, we need strong, creative leadership. Charlottesville has 20th century problems that require 21st century ideas and solutions. I believe that by finding innovative solutions we can ensure an even higher quality of life for future generations.”

Please join Dede and supporters on Monday for a brief press conference followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Stay for a picnic lunch if you can.

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