Tommy Wright

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Tommy Wright
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Virginia House of Delegates District 61
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2001 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 13
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedJanuary 2001
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOld Dominion University
Personal
Birthday04/27/1948
Place of birthRichmond, VA
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas C. "Tommy" Wright, Jr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 61. He was first elected to the chamber on January 3, 2001.

Biography

Wright earned his B.A. in political science from Old Dominion University in 1970. Prior to joining the House, Wright was on the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors from 1993 to 2000, serving as Chair from 1995 to 1997.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
General laws
Militia, Police and Public Safety, Vice-Chair

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

2010-2011

  • HB 1609 Foxhound training preserve; establishes license for nonresidents to hunt therein for $12.
  • HB 1613 Polygraph examiners; only a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer shall operate device.
  • HB 2582 Charter; Town of Clarksville.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Wright won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 61. Wright ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[3]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Wright won re-election to District 61 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed the November 8 general election.[4]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Wright was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 61 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tommy Wright (R) 14,766

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Wright received $47,228 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tommy Wright's campaign in 2011
Dominion Leadership Trust$2,500
Morgan Lumber Co Inc$1,500
Opportunity Virginia PAC$1,000
Altria$1,000
Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions Inc$1,000
Total Raised in 2011 $47,228

2009

The top five donors to Wright's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association $2,000
Virginia Dental Association $1,500
Waste Management $1,000
Altria $1,000
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Assocation $1,000

Scorecards

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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

Wright and his wife, Frances, have two children.

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Virginia House of Delegates District 61
2001–present
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