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Jeffrey L. Campbell

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Jeffrey Campbell
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Virginia House of Delegates, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Councilman, Town of Saltville
1998-2004
Mayor, Town of Saltville
2004-2010
Education
Bachelor'sMass Communication and Political Science, Emory & Henry College
J.D.Appalachian School of Law
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Reserve
Years of service1993-2001
Personal
ProfessionLawyer
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeffrey Campbell is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.

Biography

Campbell earned a B.A. in Mass Communication and Political Science from Emory & Henry College in 1992 and a J.D. from Appalachian School of Law. He has practiced law as part of Campbell Law Firm since 2000. His political experience includes six years (1998-2004) as a Councilman and six years (2004-2010) as the Mayor of Saltville, Virginia. Campbell served in the United States Army Reserve from 1993 to 2001.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Counties, Cities and Towns
Courts of Justice

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Campbell's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • Economic Development

"I will propose, if elected, to appropriate more discretionary money for localities to hire industrial recruiters and economic development professionals to level the playing field with other areas of the Commonwealth."

  • Education

"I would support legislation to allow for alterations in the school schedules to provide for a standard four-day week. This would greatly reduce transportation, infrastructure and human resources costs and offer several advantages for students, teachers and the system as a whole."

  • Public Safety

"I further support the institution of armed police officers into every school in the Commonwealth. The tragedy that has befallen places such as Sandy Hook and Columbine should never happen here at home and I believe the best way to ensure this is by providing a well-trained, well-armed security officer as a first line of defense."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Campbell won election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 6. Campbell defeated Jack Weaver in the June 11 Republican primary. Campbell defeated Jonathan McGrady (D) and Barbara T. Hall (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3][4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 6 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeffrey L. Campbell 57% 11,576
     Democratic Jonathan McGrady 36.6% 7,425
     Independent Barbara T. Hall 6.3% 1,288
     Other Write-in 0.1% 23
Total Votes 20,312

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R) did not seek re-election, leaving the race in this usually Republican district an open seat. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) won 66 percent of the vote in this district in 2012, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won 72 percent in 2009. Despite the uphill climb, Democrats put forward a strong bid for this seat with Jonathan McGrady, a candidate who has a concealed weapons permit, an aversion to tax increases, and a door-knocking campaign despite the occasional unfriendly dog. The addition of Independent challenger Barbara T. Hall had the potential to complicate the race for Republican candidate Campbell, but Democratic candidates were likely to win elsewhere before they scored a victory in this district.[5][6]

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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.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Campbell was endorsed by the following:

  • Delegate Anne B. Crockett-Stark[7]
  • National Rifle Association[8]

Personal

Campbell and his wife, Carie, have four children. He is a member of the Allison Gap Ruritan Club and coaches youth football, baseball and basketball in Smyth County.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anne B. Crockett-Stark (R)
Virginia House of Delegates District 6
2014–present
Succeeded by
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