Stephen Newman

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Stephen Newman
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Virginia Senate District 23
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 18
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday10/15/1964
Place of birthStuart, VA
ProfessionVP in Marketing
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Stephen D. "Steve" Newman (b. October 15, 1964) is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 1995.

Biography

Newman attended Central Virginia Community College and Lynchburg College. Newman is vice president of marketing and sales and a board member at Delta Star, Inc. Previously, Newman served as a member of the Lynchburg City Council, from 1988 to 1991.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Newman served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Transportation, Chair
Commerce and Labor
Education and Health
Finance
Senate Rules

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Newman served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Newman served on the following committees:

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Newman won re-election to District 23 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Newman Incumbent 78% 33,481
     Democratic Robert Short, Sr. 22% 9,439
Total Votes 42,920

2007

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Newman won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

Newman raised $307,137 for his campaign.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 23 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Newman (R) 20,269 97.20%
Write-in 583 2.79%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Newman received $279,312 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Stephen Newman's campaign in 2011
Red Clay Strategies LLC$39,100
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus$14,629
Virginia Hospital Association$13,500
Virginia Republican Party$12,715
Virginia Auto & Truck Dealers PAC$9,750
Total Raised in 2011 $279,312
Total Votes received in 2011 33,481
Cost of each vote received $8.34

2007

Below are Newman's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
David Rensin $65,000
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $11,500
Virginia Association of Realtors $5,000
Rick Thompson $5,000
Wayne Booth $5,000

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Personal

Newman was born in Virginia on October 15, 1964.

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Preceded by
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Virginia Senate District 23
1996-present
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