Gathers Delays Charlottesville City Council Campaign

A man hoping to run for Charlottesville City Council announced Tuesday evening that he will be delaying the start of his campaign due to resurfacing health issues.

Don Gathers broke the news to reporters at an event where he was scheduled to kick off his campaign alongside community activist Michael Payne. Both men had planned to seek the Democratic Party’s nominations for Council.

Three seats on City Council will be up for election this coming November.

Another Democratic candidate, Sena Magill, is expected to launch her campaign for City Council Wednesday.