Michael Payne

Michael Payne

Charlottesville city council, At Large, VA

2019 Endorsement

Michael is a community organizer running for Charlottesville City Council in Virginia. He worked for Habitat for Humanity Virginia and co-founded Indivisible Charlottesville to fight for progressive change throughout Virginia.

As a City Councilor, Michael will champion truly affordable housing — including a historic investment in public housing, partnerships with local nonprofits, and a comprehensive rewrite of the city’s zoning codes. Michael has also led the discussion on municipal action on climate change and racial and economic equity in the Charlottesville community. If elected, he’ll push for 100% clean and renewable energy and an end to racial inequities in city schools.