Democrats all over the country felt the heat in yesterday’s round of local and state elections. In Central Virginia, Democratic incumbent David Toscano ran unopposed last term, but this year faced a challenger for his seat in the 57th district of the state House of Delegates. Independent Party candidate Robert Brandon Smith the Third campaigned on a platform of smarter urban development and transportation policy. He’s very visible and active in downtown Charlottesville so, even though he’s homeless, he secured enough signatures to be added to the ballot. A team of producers who call themselves “Squid and Beard” followed the campaign and bring us this portrait of Robert Brandon Smith the Third:
Independent candidate Robert Brandon Smith the Third garnered 21 percent of the vote in yesterday’s 57th district house of delegates election. Here’s a link to his web-based political ad.