Mike Signer launches campaign for Charlottesville City Council

Charlottesville, VA – Mike Signer officially announced his entry into the Charlottesville City Council race at a campaign event at the Charlottesville Downtown Visitor’s Center at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, February11th.

The event highlighted supporters who have endorsed Signer including 7 former city mayors, 4 former vice-mayors, 2 former city council members and 4 current school board members.

“I am thrilled that Mike is running for Charlottesville City Council. I have known Mike for many years and he shares my passion for public education. He understands that the vitality of the City is determined by the strength of its public schools. I will support his campaign 100%.” Juandiego Wade, City of Charlottesville School Board

“Mike is the kind of leader this city needs.  A lawyer, a professor, and a father, Mike will bring his vast experience and seemingly endless supply of energy to bear on city council.  I am proud to give Mike my vote and encourage anyone interested in seeing more professionalism and consensus building in city government to do the same.”  Tom Vandever, former Charlottesville City Mayor.

Mike Signer is a Charlottesville attorney, author, father and husband. He lives in Fifeville in the home in purchased ten years ago.  

“When leaders began asking me to consider running for an open seat on City Council, my wife Emily, and I thought long and hard about it. We concluded that serving on Council would be a good way to help try and make an amazing City an even better place to live.” stated Signer.

He continued “I believe our strength lies in our diversity and I will strive to build bridges between our neighborhoods to create One Charlottesville. I will also work to bring responsible, professional leadership to City Council. I am interested in getting things done."

He went on to emphasize his major priorities: economic development, quality of life, public education and public safety.

Kay Slaughter, a former Charlottesville City mayor believes “Mike will serve all the citizens of Charlottesville by focusing on the everyday quality of life in our many neighborhoods. He brings his experience as an attorney and neighborhood activist to help assure that City Council’s public process is transparent and efficient.”

The Democratic primary is on Tuesday, June 9th at regular polling places or by absentee ballot.

To learn more about the campaign and Mike’s priorities visit mikesigner.com.