The Southeastern Virginia house districts include Districts: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23, and 24.
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Current Position: State Delegate of District 1 since 1994
Terry Kilgore served as Chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee and is a member of the House Courts of Justice Committee and the House Rules Committee.
Terry serves on various boards and organizations in the Commonwealth including Chairman of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, the Coal and Energy Commission, and the Southwest Virginia Health Authority. He also serves on the Appalachian Region Interstate Compact Commission, Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center and the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 3 since 2010
Even though Will Morefield is one of the youngest delegates at 33, he is a senior member in the House who proudly represents the counties of Bland, Buchanan, Russell, and Tazewell. This gives him a strong and unique voice in Richmond for our area.
As delegate, Will was the first elected official to publicly stand up for coal. As a member of the Natural Resources Committee, he advocates for coal and natural gas jobs and has initiated Project Jonah, which will be the largest aquaculture project in the world – creating hundreds of jobs right here in Southwest Virginia. As a member of the Counties, Cities and Town Committee, Will successfully fights for teacher pay raises and for expanding infrastructure and drinking water projects.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 5 since 2012
As a strong advocate for Southwest Virginia, Israel O’Quinn works to ensure the 5th District is well-represented in Richmond. Israel served as Deputy Majority Whip and his legislative committee assignments include Commerce and Labor, Privileges and Elections, as well as Militia, Police and Public Safety. He serves as the Chairman of Subcommittee Number Four in the Privileges and Elections Committee and he also serves as Chairman of Subcommittee Number Three in the Commerce and Labor Committee.
Israel is a member of the legislative Coal and Energy Commission and he serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 6 since 2014
I can think of no other governmental function that so positively affects a community and its people than the location or relocation of a new industry within its borders, bringing with it job opportunities and economic prospects that promote the public welfare and create a better way of life for the residents. Our government must make this the No. 1 priority for the citizens of the 6th District. We can do better.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 7 since 2012
Former Position: Montgomery County Board of Supervisors from 1992 – 2004
Nick was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November of 2011 and has been re-elected in 2013, 2015, and most recently in 2017 to continue serving the citizens of the 7th House District. At the beginning of the 2018 legislative session, Nick was elected Majority Whip by his fellow Caucus members.
As a strong voice for the New River Valley, Nick has worked hard to make the NRV the “best place to live, work, raise a family and retire.”
Current Position: State Delegate of District 8 since 2018
Former Position: Roanoke County Board of Supervisors from 1998 – 2018
“As the next Delegate from the Roanoke and New River Valleys, Joe McNamara will continue Delegate Greg Habeeb’s work to advance pro-life, fiscally conservative, and pro-Second Amendment principles!”
Elected to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors in 1996, he has successfully reduced the Roanoke County budget and has never raised a tax.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 9 since 2008
Former Position: Franklin County Board of Supervisors from 1999 – 2007
Some of Charlie Poindexter’s successful legislation includes establishment of a Drug Court for Franklin County, Betterment Loans for citizens financially unable to repair their septic systems, assurance of adequate water for private wells, reduced vehicle registration fees for handicapped-equipped vehicles, expanding the use of bio-mass materials for energy production, green jobs tax credits, alternative fuels refueling infrastructure, revocation of hospitality industry fees, local government procurement/sharing of technology, consolidation of water quality reporting, establishment of sexual offender registry data and granting an extension of time on behalf of consumers for the attorney general and the SCC to review utility rate increase requests.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 11 since 2014
Sam Rasoul is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of a non-profit healthcare firm helping with maternal child health in East Africa. Equipped with an understanding that leadership is a bold journey for justice, he organizes community leaders through The Impact Center; his initiative to develop & empower new age leaders.
Sam committed to decline any donations from special interest Political Action Committees and lobbyists in an effort to raise awareness of the control many powerful special interests have over the political system.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 12 since 2018
“I’ve dedicated my life to public service and giving a voice to the people of southwest Virginia.”
“My career in news was fulfilling but instead of asking questions, I became focused on finding solutions.”
Below are clips from my participation in the General Laws Committee aircast on May 12, 2021. See my Top News for complete YouTube recording.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 14 since 2002
Former Position: Danville City Council from 2000 – 2001
Danny Marshall is working for Jobs, Economic Development, A Strong Region and a Strong Virginia.
Danny is the past president of Marshall Concrete Products, a family business that was in our area for more than 40 years and provided 180+ jobs for our region. He is a former member of the Danville City Council, and Danny has served as president of the Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce. He has served on numerous area development boards and commissions, including the Dan River Region Vision Committee.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 16 since 2012
Delegate Les Adams is a 6th generation resident of Pittsylvania County and Southside Virginia. As a local attorney, family man, and small business owner, Les is invested in our community and future prosperity.
Les serves on the House Courts of Justice Committee, which includes his appointments to the Criminal Law Subcommittee and the Judicial Subcommittee. He is also a member of the Committees on Privileges and Elections, Transportation and Science and Technology.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 17 since 2012
Chris Head is a proven conservative leader who knows how to create jobs and meet a payroll.
He is ardently and un-apologetically pro life. He is a strong defender of the Second Amendment and NRA Member.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 19 since 2014
Former Position: Botetourt County Board of Supervisors from 1997 – 2013
Currently serving a third term in the House, Terry Austin is on the committees of Appropriations, Transportation, Rules, and Cities, Count & Towns. In 2018, he was appointed to serve on the Joint Audit & Legislative Commission (JLARC).
Terry is President of Austin Electrical Construction Inc., a small business that specializes in airport runway lighting which he founded forty-six years ago. He also serves on the boards of Bank of Botetourt and Carilion.
Current Position: State Delegate of District 22 since 1998
Kathy Byrone serves as Vice-chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee and is a member of the Finance Committee and House Science and Technology Committee.
Kathy also serves on various boards and organizations in the Commonwealth including the Virginia Workforce Development Board, Tobacco Community Revitalization Commission (where she serves as the Chairman of the Research and Development Committee).
Current Position: State Delegate of District 24 since 2019
Ronnie Campbell is a retired Virginia State Trooper with a M.S. in Risk Management from Virginia Commonwealth University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice.
Ronnie sits on the following committees: Courts of Justice; Militia, Police and Public Safety; and Science and Technology and on the following subcommittees: Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #2 and Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #3.