Gordon Helsel

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Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 2011
Affiliation: Republican

Overview: N/A

About

Gordon Helsel

Source: Wikipedia

Gordon Clair Helsel, Jr. (born January 9, 1947) is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and former mayor of Poquoson, Virginia. He represents the 91st district, which includes Poquoson and part of the neighboring city of Hampton. A retired businessman, Helsel previously served on the city council (1982–1990), as vice mayor (1990–1994), and as mayor (1996–2010) of Poquoson.[1]

As a member of the House of Delegate, Helsel’s voting record angered many conservative republicans. Including his vote to expand Medicaid in Virginia [2], and his vote to defeat the “Tebow Bill” [3]. He retired before facing a primary challenger in 2019.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Owner (retired)
    York Box and Barrel Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Education


  • Thomas Nelson Community College

Awards

2 Purple Hearts (1968); Bronze Star for Valor (1972)

Personal

  • Birth Year: 1947
  • Place of Birth: Hampton, VA
  • Gender: Male
  • Race(s): None Given
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Spouse: Joyce Ann Rasnick
  • Children: Scott and Brian

Membership & Affiliation

Liberty Baptist Church
VFW
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Poquoson Volunteer Fire Company (life member, former chief)

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Terry Durkin
Administrative Assistant During Session: Kathy Glazebrook

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1091

District Office
P.O. Box 2571
Poquoson, VA 23662

Phone: (757) 969-9028

Web

Government Page

Politics

Recent Elections

2017 State Delegate

Gordon Helsel (R)13,87756.2%
Michael Brandon Wade (D)10,76443.6%
Write In (Write-in)440.2%
TOTAL24,685

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

HELSEL JR, GORDON C has run in 5 races for public office, winning 4 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $497,072.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

General Laws
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Education

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

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