Special election

Democrat Jason Vandever won a special election for Charlottesville treasurer in a landslide Tuesday, defeating independent John Pfaltz 1,280 votes to 397. A total of 1,683 voters hit the polls, said registrar Sheri Lachetta. There were four write-in votes, and two people cast blank ballots. –Daily Progress

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