July 3, 2006
City councilors will elect Charlottesville’s next mayor tonight.
Although it’s rare for a sitting mayor to serve two terms, it looks like Mayor David Brown will be elected once again.
Veteran councilors Kevin Lynch and Kendra Hamilton say they won't throw their name into the running and newly elected councilors David Norris and Julian Taliaferro aren't expected to run which leaves only one choice.
“It appears that I may get a second term. In all the years I've spent trying to persuade Kendra Hamilton to find the time in her busy schedule to be mayor. I think she'd be fabulous and she has all the tools to be a good mayor but she hasn't really found the time and if they elect me again mayor I am very flattered to have their support,” said Charlottesville Mayor David Brown.
The last mayor to serve more than one term was Frank Buck. He served four terms from 1980 to 1988.