Charlottesville Democrats—in the black community’s “dog house” over the 2011 breach of a longstanding patronage agreement between the two entities—previously had guaranteed a “black” seat on the currently black-less, all-Democrat City Council. The 2011 sin of racial omission must now be atoned.
With only two seats up for election, Szakos’ announcement to seek a second City Council term virtually guarantees that Norris will relinquish his councilorship, so that one of two blacks currently being courted for council (CB and WB) can be coronated in an uncontested Democrat primary.
While there remains outside chance that Norris will attempt to “Taliaferro” Szakos’ reelection efforts in a power play to retain his own position, that scenario is quite risky for the tenuous alliance of blacks and Democrats in Charlottesville as it could result in another whitewashed election. In light of recent history, the soon-to-be-established Charlottesville Human Rights Commission, and ongoing racial manipulation of Charlottesville elections by Charlottesville’s Lily-White, Democrat ruling caste, an uncontested primary with one black face and one white face is the likely (and preferred) manipulated outcome.