John Cosgrove

John Cosgrove 1

Summary

Current Position: State Senator for VA Senate District 14

Former Positions: State Delegate for VA House District 78 from 2008 – 2013; Chesapeake City Council from 2004 – 2008

Affiliation: Republican

Overview:

A retired Naval Officer who has served many years in elected office, Senator John Cosgrove has spent his life in service to his community, state, and nation.  John was elected to the Senate in a special election in 2013 after serving four years on Chesapeake City Council followed by twelve years in the House of Delegates.

In Richmond, John has been a leader on issues related to transportation, technology, and military affairs.  John’s record of service and tireless work in his district make him an effective advocate for the needs of South Hampton Roads.

About

John Cosgrove

Source: Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

A retired Naval Officer who has served many years in elected office, Senator John Cosgrove has spent his life in service to his community, state, and nation.  John was elected to the Senate in a special election in 2013 after serving four years on Chesapeake City Council followed by twelve years in the House of Delegates.  In Richmond, John has been a leader on issues related to transportation, technology, and military affairs.  John’s record of service and tireless work in his district make him an effective advocate for the needs of South Hampton Roads.

Born: Montgomery, Alabama on June 7, 1954
Spouse: Sue Cosgrove
Residence: City of Chesapeake
Profession: Engineer, Waterways Counsulting
Entered Senate: 2013

Previous Elected Offices:
  • Virginia House of Delegates, 2002-2013
  • Chesapeake City Council, 1998-2001
Senate Committee Assignments:
  • Commerce and Labor Committee
  • Education and Health Committee
  • Local Government Committee
  • Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
  • Transportation
Civic Activities:
  • Great Bridge Baptist Church
  • Batten College of Engineering and Technology Advisory Board at Old Dominion University
  • Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Board
  • Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #9
  • Chesapeake Rotary Club
  • South Norfolk Ruritan Club

Experience

Work Experience

  • etired Naval Officer

Education

  • BS
    Old Dominion University

Personal

Born in Montgomery, Alabama on June 7, 1954
Married Sue Ann Cosgrove

Contact

Legislative Assistant: Christie New Craig

Email:

Offices

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
Room No: E607
Senate of Virginia
P. O. Box 396
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-7514
Fax: (804) 698-7651

District Office
P. O. Box 15483
Chesapeake, VA 23328
Phone: (757) 547-3422
Fax: 804-698-7651

Web

Government Page, Facebook

Politics

Source: Wikipedia

John A. Cosgrove (born June 7, 1954) is an American politician. On August 16, 2013, he was sworn in as a member of the Senate of Virginia, representing the 14th district, after winning an August 6 special election to replace the retiring Harry Blevins.

From 2002 to 2013 Cosgrove served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 78th district in the city of Chesapeake. Cosgrove is a member of the Republican Party.

Cosgrove is a Virginia State Leader for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which writes conservative model bills for state legislators to introduce.

Cosgrove is an advocate for gun rights. In 2017, the Virginia Citizens Defense League named him one of the most pro-gun politicians in the state. In 2017, Cosgrove mistakenly left his handgun unattended in an assembly meeting room.

Recent Elections

2019 State Senator for VA Senate District 14

John A. Cosgrove Jr. (R)36,37060.16%
Rebecca E. Raveson (D)23,94939.61%
Write-In (Write-in)1410.23%
TOTAL60,460

2015 State Senator for VA Senate District 14

John Cosgrove (R)15,37192.4%
Write In (Write-in)1,2667.6%
TOTAL16,637

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

COSGROVE JR, JOHN A has run in 9 races for public office, winning 8 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,165,219.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Commerce and Labor
Education and Health
Privileges and Elections
Rehabilitation and Social Services
Transportation

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

News

News Posts

Facebook page

Videos

Other Videos

John Cosgrove, Senate of Virginia, 14th district
2019 Commemoration
Published on September 19, 2017
By: 2019 Commemoration

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