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Mary Whipple

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Mary Whipple
Mary Whipple.jpg
Virginia Senate District 31
Former member
In office
1996 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last election2011
First elected1995
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth05/26/1940
Place of birthWatseka, IL
Campaign website
Mary Whipple is a former Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing the 31st District from 1996 to 2012. She served as Majority Caucus Leader for a time.

Whipple attended Rice University in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. in English at The American University in Washington, D.C. and an M.A. at George Washington University, (M.A.). Whipple is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Committee assignments

District 31

Whipple represented Virginia Senate District 31. Senate District 31 includes Arlington County(part), Fairfax County(part), Falls Church.



On Nov. 6, 2007, Whipple won re-election to the 31st District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Samuel Burley (I).[1]

Whipple raised $228,258 for her campaign while Burley raised $0.[2]

Virginia State Senate, District 31 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Mary Whipple (D) 23,380 82.62%
Samuel Burley (I) 4,676 16.52%

Campaign donors

Below are Whipple's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Virginia Association of Realtors $7,667
Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources) $7,500
Virginia Bankers Association $7,500
Virginia Healthcare Association $6,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $6,500


Whipple was born in Watseka, Illinois on May 26, 1940.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia Senate District 31
Succeeded by
Barbara Favola