Candidate Development Academy

RFP_logo_smallHave you ever thought of running for office, working on a political campaign or serving on a government board or commission?

If so, we have an exciting program to tell you about! The Democratic Road Forward PAC has developed an outstanding program to educate and train future local political leaders in the nuts and bolts of running successful campaigns and the fundamentals of good government. This program is free of charge and open to any Democrat from the greater Charlottesville/Albemarle region of Virginia who wants to learn from the experts.

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Democratic National Convention

The C’Ville Dems would like to say congratulations to Amy Laufer and Nic McCarthy. They are headed to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this July as elected delegates representing Virginia. Ms. Laufer is a delegate for Sec. Clinton while McCarthy will submit his vote for Sen. Sanders. Here’s a bit more about the two:

AmyLauferAmy Laufer was elected to the Charlottesville City School Board in 2011 and reelected in 2014 and is serving second year as Board Chair. She is also Co-Founder of Women Leaders of VA PAC, supporting Democratic women running for State Offices. She is a resident of Charlottesville for 14 years and mother of three.



NicMcCarthyNic McCarthy: Coming from a humble background, Nic believes that empathetic collaborative effort is the means to an equitable, participatory, and thriving society. In his word, “I look forward to learning from y’all!”

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Jane Dittmar for Congress


Contact Kristin Breen, Volunteer Coordinator | 434.466.2244

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Serve on a City Board or Commission.

cville_logoCharlottesville City Council is currently accepting applications for 13 seats on various boards and commissions across the city. more info

You can download an application to serve on a board or commission.
Once you have downloaded and filled out the application form, please send to, or send via mail to P.O. Box 911, Charlottesville, VA, 22902, ATTN: Clerk of Council – Boards & Commissions.
For more information about Boards and Commissions, please call Paige Rice, Clerk of Council, at 434-970-3113 or email

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