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College Student Running for Charlottesville City Council

May 13, 2009

Elections for two open seats on Charlottesville's City Council are still months away, but there's a shake-up in the candidates Wednesday, as outside City Hall, a college student announces he's running for a seat.

22-year-old Piedmont Virginia Community College student, Andrew Williams, formally announced he will run as an Independent.

Williams said in addition to being a student, he works full-time, and believes he'll bring an innovative perspective to City Council.

"Experience is very important, but in my mind it's not everything," says Wiliams. "In my mind, perspective is also important. There will always be problems and issues and you don't always have to have experience to find solutions."

Williams will be up against incumbent Dave Norris and newcomer Kristen Szakos, who each beat out Julian Taliaferro during Saturday's Democratic Primary.

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