Bill Carrico

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Bill Carrico
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Virginia State Senate District 40
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Virginia House of Delegates District 5
2002-2012
Personal
BirthdayNovember 6, 1961
Place of birthMarion, VA
ProfessionState Trooper (retired)
ReligionPentecostal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Charles W. "Bill" Carrico, Sr. is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Carrico served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2002 to 2012.

Biography

Carrico is a retired State Trooper.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Carrico served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Education and Health
Finance
Privileges and Elections
Transportation

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Carrico served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Carrico served on the following committees:

Issues

  • HB 1653 Driver's license; provisional; issuance to person less than 19 yrs. old.
  • HB 1654 Driver's licensees; examination of one believed to be incompetent.
  • HB 1655 Firearms; award of court costs, etc., to entity that prevails in action challenging locality.
  • HB 1753 Judges; if convicted of felony, etc., and all appeal rights terminated, his next term shall expire.[2]

Campaign themes

2011

Carrico has stressed his experience in the House, saying that, if elected, he could make a smooth transition to the Senate. "I've earned the respect of those people in the Senate and the House. They know me, they trust me, they've worked with me," he stated.[3]

Carrico's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Less Spending - Lower Taxes
Excerpt: "As our State Senator, fiscal conservative Bill Carrico will continue voting to cut spending, lower our taxes, and get our fiscal house in order - just as he has in the House of Delegates."
  • Improving Education
Excerpt: "We have to get back to basics. To improve education in our area and across Southwest Virginia, we must make sure that more education dollars are directed to the classroom."
  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "As our State Senator, Bill Carrico will work to strengthen existing small businesses, which are the backbone of our economy."
  • Promoting Coal
Excerpt: "Our nation runs on coal and as our State Senator, Bill Carrico will continue supporting the mining industry by fighting the EPA and extremists who want to shut down the lifeblood of our unique Southwest Virginia economy. "
  • Protecting Agriculture
Excerpt: "Bill opposes eminent domain laws that threaten farms and will fight to ensure farmers have the resources they need to succeed."
  • Healthcare for our Families
Excerpt: "As our State Senator, Bill will push back against the Washington DC bureaucrats seeking to take medical decisions out of the hands of doctors and patients."

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Carrico won election to District 40 of the Virginia State Senate. He defeated Democrat John Lamie in the November 8 general election.[4]

Virginia State Senate, District 40 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Carrico 66.9% 31,333
     Democratic John Lamie 33.1% 15,480
Total Votes 46,813

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

On November 3, 2009, Carrico won re-election to the 5th District Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Carrico raised $62,111 for his campaign.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 5 (2009)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Charles (Bill) Carrico (R) 13,569 99.0%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Carrico received $260,451 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Carrico's campaign in 2011
Opportunity Virginia PAC$37,500
Virginia Republican Party$35,144
Carrico For Delegate$27,689
Alpha Natural Resources$11,796
Hills Trucking Co$10,000
Total Raised in 2011 $260,451
Total Votes received in 2011 31,333
Cost of each vote received $8.31

2009

Listed below are the top five donors to Carrico's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Alpha Natural Resources $8,546
Hills Trucking Co $4,500
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $4,000
Independence Lumber $2,500
Dominion $2,000

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Wampler
Virginia State Senate District 40
2012–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 5
2001–2012
Succeeded by
Israel O'Quinn