Ken Gibson

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Ken Gibson
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Candidate for
Virginia House District 98
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolGodwin High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia, 1990
J.D.University of South Carolina Law School, 1994
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps Reserves
Years of service4
Personal
Professionattorney
Websites
Personal website
Ken Gibson was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 98 of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Gibson manages his own law firm in Gloucester, Virginia, focusing on solving legal problems of the people of the Middle Penninsula. He previously worked as an assistant commonwealth's attorney and federal prosecutor.

Gibson earned his B.A, in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1990 and his J.D. from the University of South Carolina Law School with honors in 1994.

Gibson served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves for four years, from 1991 to 1995.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Gibson ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 98. He was defeated by Keith Hodges in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Hodges 40.9% 3,643
Sherwood Bowditch 27% 2,403
Catesby Baytop Jones 16.4% 1,459
Ken Gibson 15.7% 1,395
Total Votes 8,900

Issues

Campaign themes

  • Job Creation

Excerpt: "We must offer tax incentives and increase our bandwidth to make ourselves more marketable to the right kinds of businesses."

  • Education

Excerpt: "While I support educational choices, including private schools, home schooling, I will work tirelessly to ensure our public schools receive the resources due us from the state."

  • Smaller government

Excerpt: "Will fight encroachment of government into our lives."

  • Environment

Excerpt: "We must be good stewards of the Bay, so that our watermen, our families, and our tourists can use and enjoy it for generations to come. Doing this does not work against business, but rather helps attract the right kinds of businesses to the area."

  • Healthcare and Senior Citizens

Excerpt: "Oppose the unconstitutional federal takeover of our healthcare system."

  • Traditional Family Values and Marriage

Excerpt: "I support traditional marriage that is defined as a sacred bond between one man and one woman."

  • Pro-life

Excerpt: "Without the foundational right to life defined by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, our God-given rights of liberty and the pursuit of happiness cannot be attained. I will act to protect innocent human life."

  • Public Safety

Excerpt: "As the only candidate who has worked with law enforcement (as a state and federal prosecutor), I will always work to ensure law enforcement officers and fire fighters have what they need to protect our communities."

  • Second Amendment Rights

Excerpt: "The government shall not infringe on the 2nd amendment rights of sportsmen and any other law-abiding Virginia citizens to bear arms."

  • Veterans

Excerpt: "I will work to ensure that Veterans have every opportunity possible in the Commonwealth and are treated with the respect they are due."

  • Taxes and Regulation

Excerpt: "We must not raise taxes, and we must make sure we are running every government program with top efficiency."

  • Ethics and Transparency

Excerpt: "I support full disclosure of all business and financial interests for those who seek or hold elected office."

  • Not Governing with Gimmicks

Excerpt: "I will propose real solutions, not slogans, to the problems Virginians’ face that can be addressed by the General Assembly."

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