|Virginia House of Delegates District 94|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|High school||Peninsula Catholic High School, 1990|
|Bachelor's||University of Georgia, 1995|
|Birthday||April 6, 1972|
|Place of birth||Newport News, VA|
|Profession||Real estate and investments|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Endorsements
- 8 Personal
- 9 Additional reading
- 10 Recent news
- 11 See also
- 12 External links
- 13 References
Yancey graduated from Peninsula Catholic High School in 1990 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Georgia in 1995. He also enrolled in additional classes at the New York Institute of Finance. He worked for his family's business, in real estate and investments, starting in 2001. He also started his own real estate and property management business in 2003 and a fishing business in 2009. In 2011, Yancey was appointed to the City of Newport News Efficiency Task Force on City Government and the Newport News Education Foundation.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Yancey served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• General laws|
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Yancey served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2012|
Yancey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Jobs and Economic Growth
- Excerpt: "As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I understand the needs of business to grow and create jobs. Businesses need a stable regulatory environment that encourages investment and growth. Lowering taxes means more money for Virginia families and less of our dollars going to Richmond."
- Excerpt: "I will partner with others in the General Assembly to keep taxes low in order to promote a pro-business environment for job creation. Government needs to operate within its means, just as most families do in one form or another, and this is why I support the balanced budget amendment to the Virginia Constitution."
- Excerpt: "I believe the focus on education should be learning, not administrative bureaucracy. We need to have highly-trained, well-compensated teachers employed in schools where the money is spent in the classroom and can improve the students’ education experience."
- Excerpt: "The General Assembly has made great progress in moving transportation projects forward. Some of these projects include expanding I-64 to relieve congestion between the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and Richmond, but also improving our local roads and streets. Fixing our transportation needs will improve our quality of life and allow for increased economic growth and job creation."
- Excerpt: "I believe American resources should be utilized to maximize domestic energy production. I support exploration for oil and natural gas off the coast of Virginia as potential new sources for energy, as well as continuing to develop solar, wind, and nuclear technologies."
Yancey won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 94. Yancey ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary and defeated Robert Farinholt, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 94 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||David Yancey Incumbent||51.2%||11,001|
|Democratic||Robert Farinholt, Jr.||48.6%||10,458|
Freshman incumbent Yancey chose to run for re-election in a district that President Barack Obama (D) won with 52 percent of the vote in 2012 but Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won comfortably with 61 percent in 2009. His opponent for re-election, Robert Farinholt, Jr. (D), comes from a long family tradition of firefighters and public safety workers in the area, and mounted his first run for office in this effort. This district was quite competitive, and Farinholt attracted Democracy for America's endorsement and the national resources available through it.
On November 8, 2011, Yancey won election to District 94 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Gary West (D) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 94 General Election, 2011|
David Yancey speaks about transportation on the House floor
In 2011, Yancey received $245,461 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to David Yancey's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Republican Party||$95,137|
|Majority Leader PAC||$10,800|
|Friends Of S Chris Jones||$5,250|
|Total Raised in 2011||$245,461|
|Total Votes received in 2011||9,251|
|Cost of each vote received||$26.53|
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- Virginia Chamber of Commerce: 2014 Legislative Report Card
- Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters: 2014 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
- Northern Virginia Chamber Partners: 2014 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
- Virginia Manufactures Association: 2014 Legislative Wrap Up
- Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.
- NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia: 2012-2013 Legislative Voting Record
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
- Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
- EV Advocates: 2012-2013 Legislative Scorecard
- Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
- The American Conservative Union: 2012 Legislative scorecard
- The American Conservative Union: 2013 Legislative scorecard
- Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
- The Family Foundation of Virginia: 2012-2013 Report Card
- Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters: 2012 Scorecard
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters: 2013 Scorecard
- Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
- Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard
In 2013, Yancey’s endorsements included the following:
- The National Federation of Independent Business/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust
- Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors
Yancey is a "member of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the York County Chamber of Commerce, the Denbigh Business Alliance, the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Alliance, and the Poquoson Business Alliance."
- WTVR, "Delegate’s aide says ‘intentions to vote’ count as votes," May 25, 2012
- The Daily Press, "Del. Yancey hopes to follow in Oder's footsteps," January 3, 2012
- The Daily Press, "Abbott ousted, Yancey wins in state House races," November 9, 2011
- The John Fredericks Show, "Delegate David Yancey," accessed September 20, 2013
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- Virginia State Legislature
- Virginia House of Delegates
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- House website
- Campaign website
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- David Yancey on Facebook
- Candidate Twitter feed
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight page
- Open States profile
- Wikipedia page
- Elect David Yancey for Virginia Delegate, "About," accessed September 20, 2013 (dead link)
- Elect David Yancey for Virginia Delegate, "Issues," accessed September 20, 2013 (dead link)
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Democracy for America, "Rob Farinholt for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- Virginia Public Access Project, "House of Delegates District 94," accessed October 4, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014
- Elect David Yancey for Virginia Delegate, "News," accessed September 20, 2013 (dead link)
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