|Virginia House of Delegates, District 19|
|January 8, 2014|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Botetourt County Board of Supervisors|
|High school||James River High School|
Austin graduated from James River High School and later attended Virginia Western Community College. He worked as an electrician and is the owner of Austin Electrical Construction. Austin has served on the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors since 1997.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Austin served on the following committees:
|Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Counties, Cities and Towns|
Austin's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Keeping taxes low
"On the Board of Supervisors, Terry has helped keep local taxes low while ensuring local schools remain top notch and public safety was fully funded. As your next Delegate, he will use that experience to insist that Richmond stretches every hard-earned dollar you pay in taxes and to ensure that taxes are kept low."
- Attracting new jobs
"As your next Delegate, Terry will work to reduce red tape and unnecessary regulation on small business owners so they can better compete and grow. And Terry will push for common-sense economic development programs that help market Western Virginia as a prime location for businesses looking to relocate or expand."
- Standing up for your gun rights
"Terry is committed to upholding and defending your liberties and constitutional rights as your next Delegate, especially your right to own and carry a firearm. He is a gun owner and staunch supporter of the Second Amendment."
- Defending the traditional values that build strong communities
"He is proudly pro-life and will support additional efforts to protect the unborn. Terry also supports laws that protect every Virginian’s right to openly proclaim and practice their faith."
- Making sure Western Virginia children have world-class schools
"As your next Delegate, Terry will continue to stand up for educational excellence that is measurable so that parents can continually assess their local school’s quality. And Terry will work to ensure that Virginia’s public colleges and universities continue to be among the best in the nation."
Austin won the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 19. Austin won the Republican primary held on May 7, 2013. He defeated Lewis Medlin, Jr. (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 19 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Lewis Medlin, Jr||29.7%||6,849|
|Virginia House of Delegates District 19 Republican Primary, 2013|
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- Virginia Chamber of Commerce: 2014 Legislative Report Card
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- Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
Austin and his wife, Kathy, have three children and five grandchildren. They currently reside in Buchanan, Virginia.
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