Ann Mallek

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Ann Huckle Mallek
Ann Mallek.jpg
Member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors
from the White Hall District
In office
December 2007 – December 2011
Preceded by David Wyant
Personal details
Born (1950-04-17) April 17, 1950 (age 67)
Albemarle County, Virginia
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leo Mallek
Children Kate and Laura
Residence Earlysville

Ann Mallek is a member of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors representing the White Hall district.[1] Mallek is a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 2007, she has served on the Board since January 2008 and is currently its chairperson. While on the board, her focus has been on proper oversight of local development to insure it does not compromise quality of life for current residents. She has announced her intention to stand for reelection in 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Mallek is the daughter of longtime Albemarle County residents John Huckle, an area veterinarian, and Jacquelyn "Babs" Huckle who once served on the Albemarle Board of Zoning Appeals.[2][3] Mallek graduated from Albemarle High School in 1967.[4] In 1971, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from Connecticut College.[1][5] Mallek is married to Leo Mallek, a general dentist with a practice in Earlysville, who she has two daughters with, Kate Mallek Pemberton and Laura Mallek.[5][6][7] The couple manages their family farm in Earlysville, where they produce grass-fed beef and have an organic garden.[2][5]

Judge Marshall administers oath of office

Supervisor[edit]

Mallek was elected supervisor in the 2007 Virginia elections alongside state representatives.[8] She took her oath of office on the 21st of December of the same year while her term began on the 8th of the following month.[9][10] Because of her campaign's focus on transparency and accessibility, at the time of her swearing in she had already scheduled neighborhood meetings for March.[9] In meetings, she has been noted for her ability to hold the line for what she calls the "different investments" needed for the "big diversity of needs" in the county.[11]

2007 election[edit]

Mallek was unopposed for the Democratic nomination, allowing her to focus on the general election from the start.[12] During the campaign, Mallek was noted for her extensive efforts meeting residents door to door to hear their concerns.[2][13] Growth was described "the issue" of supervisor races that year.[2] She expressed her concern that development had sped up during Wyant's term without needed improvements in infrastructure, citing resident's complaints of having to conserve water as new homes get built.[13] Despite being out-raised, she went on to defeat Republican David Wyant, by over ten percentage points in the general election, in what was described as the "biggest upset" in supervisor races that year.[14][15][16]

2011 election[edit]

On January 13, 2011, Mallek announced her intention to seek a second term as county supervisor.[17] In her announcement speech, Mallek promised to focus on infrastructure needs and funding challenges, stating that "most important part of the job is to listen."[17] More specifically, she said her focus in her next term would be on the need for effective investment of county funds in the most crucial services and funding the county's capital improvement program to promote local job growth and services.[18] Mallek also stated that during her second term she would focus on balancing financial investments without compromising the county's scenery, history, neighborhood or schools and insure continual investment in Crozet's downtown projects.[18] As of June 2011, she was unopposed for reelection.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Board of Supervisors – Ann Mallek". County Website. Albemarle County. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Provence, Lisa (September 6, 2007), "Natural history: Mallek runs roots campaign for BOS", The Hook, retrieved January 25, 2011 
  3. ^ Provence, Lisa (October 10, 2007), "Homegrown: White Hall supervisor race", The Hook, retrieved January 26, 2010 
  4. ^ "Supervisors Honor Ben Hurt", Crozet Gazette, January 13, 2011, retrieved January 25, 2011 
  5. ^ a b c "The State of the City and County". Official Blog. Senior Statesmen of Virginia. March 15, 2010. Retrieved January 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ Kuhlmann, Jay (January 10, 2010), "Challenges: New leaders talk money, community", The Hook, retrieved January 25, 2011, Draped with her children Brynne, Willow, and Bair, Kate Mallek Pemberton, daughter of Ann Mallek, excitedly awaits her mother's swearing-in ceremony. 
  7. ^ Mallek, Ann (March 13, 2007). "Announcement of Candidacy". Campaign Website. Ann Mallek for Supervisor. Retrieved January 25, 2011. My husband, Dr. Leo Mallek, is a general dentist with a practice in Earlysville. We run a cattle operation in Earlysville and have two daughters, now grown. In my other life, I am a natural history educator. 
  8. ^ Election results VA 2007
  9. ^ a b Ward, Lindsay (December 21, 2007), "Mallek In Wyant Out", Newsplex.com, retrieved January 31, 2011 
  10. ^ McDaniel, Jenn (January 8, 2008), "Albemarle Supervisors Set for 2008 Work", NBC29, retrieved January 31, 2011 
  11. ^ "Mallek's approach becomes clearer", The Daily Progress, April 26, 2008, retrieved February 1, 2011 
  12. ^ Provence, Lisa (May 10, 2007), "Delighted Dems mark political shift", The Hook, retrieved January 27, 2011, Uncontested Democrats are... Ann Mallek, who is challenging Republican incumbent David Wyant for the White Hall seat. 
  13. ^ a b Goldsmith, Will (October 8, 2007), "Board of Supervisors Race: Focus on White Hall District: Hawking slow growth to the new growth", C'ville Weekly, retrieved January 27, 2011 
  14. ^ Provence, Lisa (December 20, 2007), "Tough times: The best and (mostly) worst of 2007", The Hook, retrieved January 27, 2011, Biggest upset for the Supes: Challenger Ann Mallek wrests the White Hall district seat on the Albemarle Board of Supervisors from incumbent David Wyant, which heralds a shift in the 3-3 deadlocks frequently found on the board. 
  15. ^ "Mallek defeats Wyant; Boyd, Dorrier re-elected", Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 6, 2007, archived from the original on December 13, 2010, retrieved January 27, 2011 
  16. ^ "2007 Albemarle County Funding". Funding Database. Virginia Public Access Project. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ a b Shulleeta, Brandon (January 13, 2011), "Mallek says she'll run for re-election", The Daily Progress, retrieved January 25, 2011 
  18. ^ a b Wheeler, Brian (January 13, 2011), "Ann Mallek announces re-election campaign for Albemarle Board of Supervisors", Charlottesville Tomorrow, retrieved January 28, 2011 
  19. ^ Showalter, Ruth (June 14, 2011). "Albemarle Board of Supervisors Race Takes Shape". Charlottesville Newsplex. Retrieved June 18, 2011. 

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