Mike Webert

Mike Webert 1

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2012
Affiliation: Republican
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1018

District Office
P.O. Box 631
Marshall, VA 20116
Phone: (540) 999-8218

Legislative Assistant: Andrew Loposser
Administrative Assistant During Session: Sherry Means District

Email Links: DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Political Career

Source: Campaign

Campaign Finance

Source: Follow the Money

Voting Record

See: Ballotpedia

New Legislation

Source: Ballotpedia

Mike WebertAbout

From Campaign Website

Michael Webert was born in Denver Colorado. He moved to Fauquier Virginia in 1999 where his mothers’ family has called home since the early 1930’s. Michael is a family man, a farmer, and a business owner. He and his lovely wife Rebecca reside in Marshall VA with their young sons William who was born during his first session, and Ben who was born during his fourth legislative session. Michael is a graduate of George Mason University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. After leaving the radio industry, Michael went back to his roots (His great grandfather Crane was an Angus breeder in the 50s) and his first business which was in Agriculture. He was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011.

He began managing his family farm, Locust Hill Farm, in 2007. Locust Hill Farm grows a wide variety of products. They are an Angus and Hereford cattle seedstock producer and sell bulls nationwide. They produce high quality forages for his grandmother’s horse operation and produce high quality grain. Fields of corn and soybeans are a common view along with pastures filled with the animals both Michael and his wife love.

After having met Rebecca while she was the Virginia Angus Association’s Executive Director, it became abundantly clear they had more in common than just a love of cattle. Rebecca and Michael were married in 2011 and little William came into the world about 10 months later.

Michael and Rebecca are also co-owners of Black Locust Livestock Marketing and Consulting; a part time business that works to help other livestock producers market their livestock and develop strategies in today’s competitive environment.

Michael has many ties to the agricultural community and the community at large. His great grandfather came to Virginia in the early 30s and his family has been active in the community ever since. Michael sits on the Fauquier County Farm Bureau Board and is also on the board of the Fauquier Livestock Exchange, which is only fitting as his grandfather was an original stock holder.

Michael and his family have strong ties to the environment and conservation. Being a farmer, Michael believes we must treat the land with respect. Michael has led by example as Locust Hill Farm was awarded the Conservation Farm Award in 2010 by John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District of which Michael is now an Associate Board member. Michael also now serves on the Board of Directors for Resources First Foundation. RFF develops portfolios of national, state, regional, and programmatic problem-solving web tools to address the needs of rural America in a free market format. In the past years, RFF has built ten websites to support the conservation needs of the private landowner.

Michael is a leader in the community and was asked to run in 2011 for the Virginia House of Delegates. Michael won his election that November and has been a leader for his community ever since. He is a co-founder of the Business Development Caucus and has helped give small business people across Virginia a voice in Richmond.

Personal Information

  • Birth Year: 1979
  • Place of Birth: Denver, CO
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Christian
  • Spouse: Rebecca
  • Children: William and Benjamin
  • Membership & Affiliation: Fauquier County Farm Bureau (board member)
    Fauquier Livestock Exchange (board member)
    John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District Board (associate director)
    Virginia Forage and Grassland Council (former vice president)
    Warrenton Rugby Football Club (former president)
    Virginia Angus Association
    Virginia Hereford Association
    Northern Virginia Angus Association
    Blue Ridge Cattlemen’s Association
  • Awards: John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District, Conservation Farm Award (2010)
  • Occupation/Profession: Farmer

Education

Kent School (1998)
George Mason University (B.A., Communication, 2010)

Political Career

From Wikipedia

The 18th House district incumbent, Republican Clay Athey of Front Royal, did not run for re-election in 2011 following redistricting that radically altered the map of the district. The following year, the General Assembly appointed Athey a circuit court judge.

In 2011, Webert won the Republican primary with 56.4% of the vote, defeating Kevin P. Kelley of Warrenton with 2,016 votes to Kelley’s 1,556. He then won the general election with 69.6% of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Bob L. Zwick of The Plains. He received 9,749 votes while Zwick received 4,264.

In 2013, Webert won reelection with 63.3% of the vote, defeating Democratic nominee Colin S. Harris, a 22-year-old aerospace executive from Orlean, in the general election. He received 15,549 votes while Harris received 8,979 votes, or 36.5% of the vote. This was (and remains, as of 2018) the strongest Democratic performance in the strongly Republican 18th district since 2001, when Peter B. Schwartz of Marshall won 37.3% of the vote in a three-way race against Athey and independent candidate Jerry M. Wood of Warrenton (who had previously served one term in the House of Delegates as a Democrat from 1992 to 1994).

Webert ran unopposed in the 2015 election, winning 96.9% of the vote.

In the 2017 election, Webert won his fourth term in the House of Delegates, defeating Democratic candidate Tristan D. Shields, a musician from Rixeyville, and Green Party candidate Wilton King, a retired Marine and federal air marshal from Bealeton. He received 16,686 votes while Shields received 9,486 and King received 1,433. Despite a strong performance by Democratic candidates up and down the ticket, Shields only received 34.3% of the vote and trailed his Green and Republican rivals in fundraising.

Committees

Militia, Police and Public Safety
Counties Cities and Towns
Commerce and Labor

Subcommittees

Militia, Police and Public Safety
Counties Cities and Towns
Commerce and Labor

Other Appointments

Chesapeake Subcommittee
House Commerce and Labor
House Counties Cities and Towns
House Militia Police and Public Safety
Rappahannock River Basin Commission

Election Results

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Campaign Finance

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Policy Positions

See government page for legislation

Videos

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Candidate Videos

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Other Videos

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