Robert Fitzsimmonds

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Robert Fitzsimmonds
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Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 13
ProfessionBusiness owner/Circuit Court clerk
Personal website
Robert Fitzsimmonds was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 13 of the Virginia State Senate. He previously ran unsuccessfully in the 2007 senate election. Fitzsimmonds currently serves as Chief Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court and has since 2008.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Fitzsimmonds ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 13. He did not compete in the general election.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Black 38.8% 3,142
Robert Fitzsimmonds 37.4% 3,029
John Stirrup 23.8% 1,923
Total Votes 8,094


Campaign themes


Fitzsimmonds' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Taxes and Spending
Excerpt: "The steady trend in tax increases over the past decade has harmed Virginia families and businesses. Decreasing taxes and spending will ensure vibrant economic growth and job creation within Virginia. That is why I have taken a pledge to never vote for a tax increase and will look for ways to cut government spending."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "In spite of the enormous growth in state spending, Northern Virginia continues to get the short end of the stick when it comes to transportation funding. While NOVA produces 40% of state revenues, we receive just 25% of state transportation dollars... I will work to address these funding imbalances and get the money we need to begin to address our transportation problems."
  • The Right to Life
Excerpt: "I will work aggressively to protect all human life, from conception until natural death."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I support the right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Government regulations should focus on programs like Project Exile, which punishes criminals when they possess and use firearms illegally."
  • Growth
Excerpt: "I support local authority to tie zoning decisions to infrastructure, so that development pays for itself and does not outstrip the basic safety, transportation and educational resources needed to support it."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I support Educational Choice in the form of tax credits and vouchers to create a variety of educational opportunities."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "Immigration has historically been a great blessing to this country and we should continue to welcome all who come here legally... But no one should begin a new life here by breaking the law."


Fitzsimmonds and his wife Debbie have four children.

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