Margaret Ransone

Current Position: State Delegate since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

Margaret Ransone is a mother, wife, successful business woman, lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, and citizen legislator who represents the 99th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Margaret’s background in natural resources in the rural community have proven to be an asset for all Virginians as she serves in the House of Delegates.

Francis Edwards

Current Position: Retired CEO
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Dutch Hillenburg

Current Position: Federal employee, retired
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

Margaret RansoneMargaret Ransone

Current Position: State Delegate since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

Margaret Ransone is a mother, wife, successful business woman, lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, and citizen legislator who represents the 99th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Margaret’s background in natural resources in the rural community have proven to be an asset for all Virginians as she serves in the House of Delegates.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2012
Affiliation: Republican

Margaret Ransone is a mother, wife, successful business woman, lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, and citizen legislator who represents the 99th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Margaret’s background in natural resources in the rural community have proven to be an asset for all Virginians as she serves in the House of Delegates.

About

Margaret B. Ransone

Margaret Ransone is a mother, wife, successful business woman, lifelong resident of Westmoreland County, and citizen legislator who represents the 99th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Margaret’s background in natural resources in the rural community have proven to be an asset for all Virginians as she serves in the House of Delegates.

In the House of Delegates, Margaret serves on 4 committees: Commerce and Labor, Courts of Justice, Privileges & Elections, and Agriculture, Chesapeake & Natural Resources. In addition, she has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Elections Sub-Committee.  Margaret was recently appointed to the State Water Commission.  Margaret also serves on  the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund, Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the 21st Century and the Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Awards Committee.  She has previously served on the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Rural Jobs Task Force, the School and Campus Safety Task Force, and was a board member of the Seafood Council.

Margaret is a lifelong resident of Westmoreland County and couldn’t think of a better place to raise a family with her husband, Todd. The Ransones are strong Christians who are active in their local church.

Margaret is a Randolph Macon College alumna with a BA in Psychology and minor in Religion.

Recognition for Outstanding Legislative Achievements

  • “A” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • “A” rating from the Family Foundation
  • “A” rating from the National Rifle Association
  • “Champion of Regulatory Reform” Award from the VA Chamber of Commerce – 2015, 2016, 2017
  • “Legislator of the Year” Award from the VA Assn. of Soil & Water Conservation Districts – 2015
  • “Traffic Safety Champion” Award from Drive Smart Virginia – 2015

Committees, Boards, and Commissions

  • Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources Committee
  • Commerce and Labor Committee
  • Privileges and Elections Committee
  • Elections Subcommittee – Chair
  • Chesapeake Subcommittee
  • Commerce and Labor Subcommittee #2
  • Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Committee
  • Chesapeake Bay Commission
  • Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee
  • Crisis Intervention Workgroup
  • Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century, Joint Subcommittee to Study
  • Rappahannock River Basin Commission
  • Governor’s School and Campus Safety Taskforce
  • Governor’s Rural Jobs Taskforce

Experience

Work Experience

  • Sales management

Education

  • BA
    Randolph-Macon College
    2002

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1973
  • Place of Birth: Richmond, VA
  • Gender: Female
  • Race(s): Caucasian
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Spouse: Christopher Todd Ransone
  • Children: Ann (Morgan) and Christopher (Bevan)

Membership & Affiliation

Carmel United Methodist Church

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Cynthia Daiger
Administrative Assistant During Session: Harriett Frank

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1099

District Office
P.O. Box 358
Kinsale, VA 22488

Phone: (804) 472-4181

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Margaret Bevans Ransone (R)17,70162.43%
Francis Edwards (D)10,63137.50%
Write-In (Write-in)200.07%
TOTAL28,352

2017 State DelegateArray

Margaret Ransone (R)16,54862.2%
Francis Edwards (D)10,04337.7%
Write In (Write-in)330.1%
TOTAL26,624

Finances

RANSONE, MARGARET BEVANS has run in 5 races for public office, winning 4 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $865,708.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Vice Chair: Privileges and Elections
Courts of Justice
Commerce and Labor
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources

Subcommittees

Chair: Privileges and Elections – Subcommittee #1
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #3
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #1
Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #1
Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #4
Commerce and Labor – Subcommittee #3

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Civil Rights

Protecting our Property Rights

These rights are not given to us by our government. We have earned our property and have the authority on its use.

As a Delegate, I will continue to defend our property rights from government overreach.

Defending Our Second Amendment Rights

As Virginia is the cradle of American liberty, I will always fight for the rights guaranteed to us by the Virginia and U.S. Constitutions. I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and support the rights of gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen.

  • Margaret earned an “A” rating from the NRA, and is a Lifetime Member.

Standing Up for Our Traditional Values

I will always defend the Right to Life and all traditional family values.

  • Margaret earned an “A” rating from the Family Foundation for her votes to uphold our traditional family values.

Education

I believe that every child deserves the opportunity to receive a high-quality education that prepares a child to be college-ready or career-ready at graduation. I also believe that education works best at the local level with input from parents, teachers, and citizens.

As a Delegate, I have worked with my colleagues to remove burdensome state regulations, give localities greater flexibility over education dollars, and bring greater accountability and transparency to our schools.

Environment

Achieving Energy Independence

Soaring energy costs stifle job growth and make it harder for families to make ends meet. I believe we must tap into the abundant resources on our own soil and support lifting the moratorium on Virginia’s off shore drilling once necessary safeguards to protect the environment and the marine life are in place.

Supporting Our Small Business Job Creators & Preserving Our Northern Neck Way of Life

As a lifelong resident of the Northern Neck, I understand the impact of our small privately owned businesses in our community. I understand the pride of labor intensive work and craftsmanship, maintaining personal relationships with customers, standing by your product, and being responsible to other business owners and clients. I strongly support our local natural and historical resources that help create new jobs and spur economic growth.

  • Margaret has earned an “A” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for her support of our job creators.

 

In Richmond, I strive to be a voice for the hard working people that are the foundation of small communities across America. I believe we can best secure our future by developing a friendly business climate in Virginia with less government involvement. That’s why I am working to help create jobs and opportunities locally by cutting wasteful programs and reducing the tax burden for our families. I am a strong supporter of Virginia’s Right to Work laws and support inclusion of our Right to Work law into our state constitution.

We need to encourage new stable, long term jobs for the area in the technical and medical fields.

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Francis EdwardsFrancis Edwards

Current Position: Retired CEO
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Retired CEO
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

Source: Campaign page

“The future of Northern Neck is at stake. Out livelihoods are at stake. Our healthcare is at stake. There is an agenda to dismantle the very fabric of our republic. There is a threat to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of one’s happiness. We must show-up, stand-up, and work together!”

Francis Edwards is a husband, father, grandfather, and retired international CEO of QVC who resides in Lancaster County, Virginia.
Francis Edwards is a resident of Weems, actively serving in the community. He has become a political activist turned House of Delegate candidate.
Francis is passionate about health care, education, social justice, and the environment which fuels our livelihoods and the tourist to the Northern Neck.

Experience

Work Experience

Education


  • University of Cambridge

Contact

Email:

Politics

Finances

Source: Follow the Money

Issues

Democracy

Voting Rights

Francis Edwards is committed to Equal Rights Amendment ratification, representative redistricting maps and voting rights.

Economy

Francis Edwards is committed to economic development and jobs creation.

Education

Francis Edwards is committed to public education resources, protection, and improvement.

Environment

Francis Edwards is committed to Chesapeake Bay conservancy and defending our waterways.

Health Care

Francis Edwards is committed to health care that is affordable & accessible for everyone.

Veterans

Francis Edwards is committed to fighting for our veterans serving those who served us.

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Dutch Hillenburg

Current Position: Federal employee, retired
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Federal employee, retired
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2019 State Senator

Overview: N/A

About

S. W.

Source: Campaign page

Dutch Hillenburg is a 100% Disabled Veteran and a retired Federal employee. His wife Elena came to the United States as an immigrant and she is now both a citizen and a Federal employee. Their son Daniel is 16 years old, a soon to be Eagle Scout and served as a Page for the House of Delegates in 2017.

Dutch is running to bring back common sense into a political system which seems to be less about serving the citizens and more about appealing to social activists.

Experience

Work Experience

  • U.S. Army
    1980 to present

Contact

Email:

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