Terry Kilgore 3


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

Affiliation: Republican

Mission Statement: N/A


Terry Kilgore

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Terry G. Kilgore has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the citizens of the 1st legislative district, since he was first elected in 1993. As Delegate, Terry represents Scott and Lee Counties, part of Wise County, and the City of Norton. He serves 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.

Terry and his wife, Debbie, reside in Gate City, Virginia in Scott County. They have two grown children, Kayla and Kyle. He practices law in Gate City and serves as the Dean of Institutional Advancement at the Appalachian School of Pharmacy in Grundy, VA.


Work Experience


  • JD
    Marshall-Wythe School of Law, The College of William and Mary
  • B.A., 1983
    Clinch Valley College


Birth Year: 1961
Place of Birth: Kingsport, TN
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Methodist
Spouse: Debbie Sue Wright
Children: Kayla Wright and Kyle Bellamy

Membership & Affiliation

Methodist Church

  • Methodist Church


Legislative Assistant: Gerald Miller
Administrative Assistant During Session: Margie Doggett



Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1001

District Office
P.O. Box 669
Gate City, VA 24251
Phone: (276) 386-7011


Government Page, Campaign Site, Twitter, Facebook


Source: Wikipedia

Terry Gene Kilgore (born August 23, 1961) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1993, and became chair of the Commerce and Labor committee in 2008. He currently represents the 1st district in the far southwestern corner of the state, near Cumberland Gap.

Kilgore’s twin brother, Jerry Kilgore, was Attorney General of Virginia 2002–2005, and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia in 2005, losing to Tim Kaine. Kilgore’s mother, Willie Mae Kilgore, was the registrar of voters in Kilgore’s home jurisdiction, Scott County, until December 2008. He has two children, Kayla Wright Kilgore and Kyle Bellamy Kilgore.

Recent Elections

2019 State Delegate for VA House District 1

Terry Kilgore (R)16,74895.69%
Write-In (Write-in)7544.31%

2017 State Delegate for VA House District 1

Terry Kilgore (R)14,84876.0%
Alicia Delynn Kallen (D)4,63923.8%
Write in (Write-in)420.2%

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System


KILGORE, TERRY G has run in 10 races for public office, winning 10 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $2,877,199.

Source: Follow the Money



Chair: Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice


Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #2
Courts of Justice – Subcommittee #3
Rules – Subcommittee #2
Rules – Joint Rules


Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System




Other Videos

ACo | Delegate Terry Kilgore
Published on February 20, 2017
By: VACounties

Delegate Terry Kilgore sits down with VACo to discuss the 2017 General Assembly Session, Southwest Virginia and rural issues and the retirement announcement of Speaker Bill Howell.

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