|Virginia House of Delegates, District 51|
|Bachelor's||Virginia Military Institute|
|Service/branch||U.S. Air Force|
|Place of birth||Seoul, Korea|
Heddleston received a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Military Institute. He later obtained a M.B.A. from Emory University. Heddleston was a Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation. He is currently a Managing Director for Defense and Government at The Louthan Group. Heddleston served for 26 years in the United States Air Force.
Heddleston's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Prepare All Our Children for Success
Excerpt: "The future of Virginia’s economy depends on what we do now to prepare our children for 21st Century jobs. We must have bipartisan solutions that invest in a first class public education system that supports our students from Pre-K all the way through college."
- Pursue Practical Transportation Solutions
Excerpt: "When a commute takes hours when it should have lasted minutes and the roads we are driving on are crumbling, we have a crisis of leadership. We must pursue bipartisan solutions to invest in Virginia’s infrastructure in order for our economy to be competitive."
- Respect Women to Make Their Own Healthcare Decision
Excerpt: "Extremists in Richmond have passed legislation that required a woman to undergo a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound before exercising their right to choose. This decision should not be made by politicians in Richmond. It should be between women, their doctor and God."
- Strengthening Virginia's Economy
Excerpt: "Cutting taxes for small businesses, attracting good paying jobs and providing equal opportunities for employers and employees alike."
Heddleston ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 51. Heddleston ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Richard Anderson (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 51 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Richard Anderson Incumbent||53.7%||13,059|
Incumbent Richard Anderson (R) first won election in 2009 with a 299 vote margin, but ran uncontested after redistricting in 2011. The district on the southwestern fringes of the Washington, DC, urban area, however, is still arguably quite competitive. President Barack Obama (D) won 51 percent of the vote there in 2012 after Governor Bob McDonnell (R) earned 62 percent from the district in 2009. Heddleston, Anderson's opponent, was an Air Force veteran focusing on transportation issues.
Heddleston and his wife, Carol, have three children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Woodbridge, Virginia.
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- Campaign website
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Facebook page
- Candidate Twitter feed
- DFA Profile
- Vote VA profile
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District," accessed July 11, 2013
- About, Friends of Reed Heddleston, Accessed May 17, 2013
- On the Issues, Friends of Reed Heddleston, Accessed May 17, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- VPAP, "House of Delegates District 51," accessed October 3, 2013
- Daily Kos, "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013
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