Meet Curtis Bethany

Candidate for newport news city council

NEWPORT NEWS — Curtis Bethany III conceded the North District election on Wednesday to the four-term incumbent, and also said he would run again in the next election. Bethany, who is the vice chairman of the Newport News Human Rights Commission, refused to concede on Tuesday night because of a change in results on the State Board of Elections website. What was initially a 22-vote loss later changed to 92 votes. Bethany wanted to wait until Wednesday, when the Newport News Electoral Board checked machine vote totals against what was reported to the Registrar’s Office on Tuesday night. Had Bethany actually lost by 22 votes, state law would have allowed him to request a recount.

– Daily Press (May 2, 2018)

Four years ago, many were surprised that a 26 year-old and his team nearly unseated a 20-year incumbent. While we had ⅓ the funding of the other candidate, what we lacked in financial resources we made up for with passion, commitment, and integrity as we sought to empower and mobilize our city’s next generation of leaders. Building on the 2018 campaign, support from our community has grown exponentially for another run at city council this election year.

I’ve lived most of my life in the northern part of our city – Uptown. I attended and graduated grade school in the district; got my first job in the district; purchased my first home in the district; met and married my wife in the district; and created lifelong bonds with the residents of our district. I’m running for City Council to represent the district that shaped the person I am today, and I hope that you will choose to be a part of the movement with us.