We did it! Thank you to everyone that supported my campaign and that voted on election day. I am honored to get the opportunity to serve Albemarle for another term in the at-large seat on the Albemarle County School Board. THANK YOU!
I would link to the Daily Progress article ("Incumbent holds county schools seat: Wheeler Defeats Wood"), but they have decided not to share the news on their website. So here is my brief summary.
Results from Virginia State Board of Elections:
Here are the results by precinct...
I told Daily Progress reporter Barney Breen-Portnoy that:
"As an incumbent, an election is when I get my report card. I am honored to have the community show its support and give me a passing grade. I am proud to have run a non-partisan and positive campaign. Over the past four years, I have built a broad base of support in the community and I think the results reflect that."
A couple highlights from the numbers:
- Of the contested local elections in Albemarle County, our race had the highest percentage of victory at 56.17% and a margin of victory of 2,476 votes. By contrast, my first election in 2003 was a hard-fought battle with a margin of only 101 votes County wide.
- We almost won the Hollymead precinct (Forest Lakes-Hollymead area). That was my lowest performing precinct in 2003. My family knocked on a lot of doors in these neighborhoods over the past month. It makes a difference. MANY people do not follow school board elections and it obviously helps to put a name with a face, to listen to your constituents, and to personally ask for their vote.
- We won 24 of 28 Albemarle precincts. (The Daily Progress reported 25 of 29 precincts, but the 29th is for the absentee voters).
Special thanks to my wife Jean for all her love and support, to my children Abby and Sam for their unwavering support and enthusiasm for going door-to-door, and to our many friends who gave us their encouragement and support. We did it!