Ken Plum

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Current Position: State Delegate since 1978
Affiliation: Democrat
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1036

District Office
2073 Cobblestone Lane
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: (703) 758-9733

Legislative Assistant: Kristy Pullen
Administrative Assistant During Session: Alexandra O'Brien

Email Links:

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site, Facebook, LinkedIn

Ken PlumAbout

From Campaign Website

Civic and Economic Leadership

  • Community Partner Award, Giving Circle of HOPE, 2014
  • Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce – Pinnacle Award, 2007
  • John Sturdivant Memorial Award for outstanding leadership and service to the state, county, and community from the 11th Congressional District Democratic Committee, 2001
  • Internet Leadership Award, U.S. Internet Council, for advancing sound public policies for the Internet, 1999
  • Virginia Economic Bridge – Leadership Award for promoting jobs throughout Virginia, 1999
  • “Tech Tenure” Award for innovative and positive efforts to strengthen technology businesses, further technology investments and broaden technology education and job training on behalf of the technology industry by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, 1999
  • “Tech Ten” Legislator for legislative leadership on behalf of the technology industry by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, three-time recipient, 1996, 1997, and 1998
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Legislative Council, a select group of opinion leaders strengthening the visibility of business issues on the national level, 1998 and 1999
  • Chosen by the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates to represent the General Assembly at the National Leadership Institute hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures, Aspen, Colorado, 1997
  • Public Citizen of the Year Award, National Association of Social Workers-Virginia Chapter, 1995-96
  • Outstanding Service Award, Virginia Network for Victims and Witnesses of Crime, Inc., 1994
  • Good Guy Award, National Women’s Political Caucus, 1992

Personal Information

  • Birth Year: 1941
  • Place of Birth: Shenandoah, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Ecumenical Christian
  • Spouse: Jane Meacham
  • Children: Timothy R., David W., Helen Kilinski, and Augusta Niday
  • Membership & Affiliation: United Christian Parish of Reston
    Virginia Literacy Foundation (charter board member)
    Retired Teachers’ Association
    Dulles Corridor Rail Association (chairman)
  • Occupation/Profession: Educator (retired)


Old Dominion University (B.A.)
University of Virginia (M.Ed.)

Political Career

From Wikipedia

Kenneth Ray Plum (born November 3, 1941) is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 36th District since 1982. He earlier served from 1978 through 1980. His district includes a large part of Fairfax County, including the entirety of the town of Reston.

Plum was selected as chair of the House Democratic caucus on January 14, 2009. He was previously a chair of the Democratic Party of Virginia. He currently serves as Caucus Chair Emeritus.

Committee Membership

Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Science and Technology

Subcommittee Membership

Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #2
Transportation – Subcommittee #1
Rules – Subcommittee #1
Rules – Standards of Conduct Subcommittee

Other Appointments

Autism Advisory Council
Electric Utility Regulation, Commission on
Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, Board of Trustees
House Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
House Rules
House Science & Technology
House Transportation
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Technology and Science, Joint Commission on

Election Results

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Campaign Finance


Policy Positions



Video Updates

Candidate Videos

Other Videos

Hon. Kenneth R. Plum – Virginia House of Delegates
May 2, 2018

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