VA House – Southwestern VA Districts

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.

The VT onAir Chapter curates posts in the Southwestern VA region.

 

Terry Kilgore

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 1 since 1994

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Will Morefield

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 3 since 2010

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

William C. Wampler III

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 4

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

Will Wampler’s professional experience includes the implementation of GO Virginia – an economic development initiative that is focused on the creation of higher-paying jobs in Southwest Virginia and other regions of the state. There are several innovative GO Virginia projects now underway in our region that include: a project to retain talented young people in the region and to provide pathways for these students to get high-paying jobs with employers in the region; a project in partnership with Virginia Tech to study new methods and ways to commercialize coal by-products; and a project at Mountain Empire Community College to utilize drone technologies to improve one of our oldest and strongest industries, agriculture.

Israel O’Quinn

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 5 since 2012

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Jeffrey Campbell

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 6 since 2014

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Nick Rush

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 7 since 2012

Former Positions: Montgomery County Board of Supervisors for VA House District 7 from 1992 – 2004

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.”

Joseph McNamara

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 8 since 2018

Former Positions: Roanoke County Board of Supervisors from 1998 – 2018

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

“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.

Charlie Poindexter

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 9 since 2008

Former Positions: Franklin County Board of Supervisors from 1999 – 2007

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Sam Rasoul

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 11 since 2014

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

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.

Chris Hurst

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 12 since 2018

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

“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.”

Danny Marshall

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 14 since 2002

Former Positions: Danville City Council from 2000 – 2001

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Les Adams

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 16 since 2012

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Chris Head

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 17 since 2012

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Terry Austin

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 19 since 2014

Former Positions: Botetourt County Board of Supervisors from 1997 – 2013

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

Kathy Byron

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 22 since 1998

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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).

Wendell Walker

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 23

Affiliation: Democrat

Overview:

Since the 1990s, Wendell Walker has served as an active leader in the Republican Party. He has served in positions at various levels of leadership and has helped to recruit, campaign with, and elect many local, state, and national officials.

Wendell understands the importance of having conservative representation at all levels of government, and has worked in every election towards that goal, from local Constitutional officers and City Council to U.S. Congressional races and our current President.

Ronnie Campbell

Current Position: State Delegate for VA House District 24 since 2019

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

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.

 

Skip to toolbar