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|Virginia State Senate, District 33|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||January 21, 2014|
Whitbeck's professional experience includes founding his law firm, which has offices in Loudoun County and Clarke County and focuses on family law, criminal law, mental health law and other litigation.
A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 33 was called for January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 26, 2013. The seat was vacant following Mark Herring's (D) election as Attorney General of Virginia. Jennifer Wexton (D) defeated John Whitbeck (R) and Joe T. May (I) in the special election, which took place on January 21.
|Virginia State Senate, District 33, Special Election, 2014|
|Independent||Joe T. May||9.8%||2,117|
|Virginia House of Delegates Republican Primary, 2011|
Excerpt: "Get traffic and transportation moving again by funding high priority projects and innovations like telecommuting, taking advantage of competitive bidding and low interest rates, and revenue sharing with localities. We need to get the funding formula right: the money the 10th sends to Richmond needs to be spent in the 10th."
- Fiscal Policy
Excerpt: "I will oppose all tax increases. America doesn’t have a revenue problem it has a spending problem. We are best served by a smaller, more efficient government. Balanced budgets are a necessity."
Excerpt: "Create jobs by supporting our job creators: small businesses, clean high tech industry, mom and pop retailers, and entrepreneurs.Maintain and enhance Virginia’s friendly business climate to attract more and better-paying jobs for our families by reducing regulation and waste. Support Virginia’s Right-To-Work law."
- Energy Policy
Excerpt: "I will work for energy independence for our country and Commonwealth. We should be drilling off Virginia’s coast – now."
Excerpt: "Insist on constant improvement in our schools. We’re lucky to have some of the best schools in the nation right here at home. Parents, teachers, and local officials will make the best decisions for our children and their schools."
- Public Safety
Excerpt: "Support law enforcement and first responders, insist on safe communities through zero-tolerance of crime, and protect our communities from illegal immigration by deporting criminal aliens and giving state and local law officers the right to enforce immigration laws working with the federal government."
- Right to Life
Excerpt: "I am pro life – period."
- Second Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the second amendment without exception."
Whitbeck and his wife, Laura, have two children.
- sbe.virginia.gov, "Official candidate list," accessed December 31, 2013
- nbc29.com, "VA Senate Special Election Set Jan. 21," December 20, 2013
- Washington Post, "Democrats win state Senate seat in Northern Virginia — and perhaps control of the chamber," January 21, 2014
- Virginia Secretary of State, "Official special election results," accessed January 30, 2014
- Virginia Department of State, 2011 Primary candidate list