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Michael Payne

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Council Member

Time on Council

Term: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2023
Stipend: $18,000

Political Goals/Priority Issues

Making Charlottesville a thriving community for working class families by investing in affordable housing, public transportation, and jobs that pay a living wage. In addition, working collaboratively to make Charlottesville a statewide leader on solving the climate crisis by achieving carbon neutrality, promoting multi-modal transportation, supporting our local renewable energy sector, and protecting local green space.


Michael's family live in the area where he grew up.


Michael graduated from Albemarle High School. He received a B.A. in Government from the College of William & Mary.

Professional/Military Experience

Michael has worked in affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity Virginia and PACEM.


Charlottesville Low Income Housing Coalition (CLIHC)
Indivisible Charlottesville
Charlottesville Democratic Party
Sunrise Charlottesville
Cville 100

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