Amy Laufer

I was elected to the Charlottesville City School Board in 2011 and was reelected. I served as the school board’s vice chair and chair from 2012–2016. In 2015, as Chair of the Charlottesville City School Board, I enacted the Equality Virginia non-discrimination policy. At the time, we were one of only two counties in Virginia to approve this policy.

After my experience in UVA’s Sorensen Institute of Political Leaders Program and Emerge VA Bootcamp, I launched Virginia’s List in 2014. Virginia’s List is dedicated to supporting Democratic women running for state office and has helped dozens of candidates get elected. Currently, I train women who run for school board across the Commonwealth.

I am currently a board member for the Social Services Board of Albemarle County, Arc of the Piedmont, VA State Senate Disability Commission, as well as the Charlottesville National Organization for Women.

I proudly served as Chair of the Albemarle County Democrats until June 2022. I am a fighter. When it comes to Republicans in Richmond, I won’t back down.

I live with my family in Albemarle County; my husband Aaron, kids Hannah, 18, Adam, 16, and Henry, 14, and our dog, Skye.