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Tripp Godsey

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Tripp Godsey
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Former candidate for
Virginia Senate District 21
Bachelor'sElon College
ProfessionInsurance/Business owner
(timed out) Personal website
Tripp Godsey was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 21 of the Virginia State Senate.

Godsey earned his B.A. in Public Administration from Elon College. He works as a Farmers Insurance and Financial Services agent/owner.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Godsey ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 21. He was defeated by David Nutter in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[1][2]

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Nutter 66.3% 1,854
Tripp Godsey 33.7% 944
Total Votes 2,798


Campaign themes


Godsey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Creating jobs for Virginians
Excerpt: "By helping businesses grow, jobs will be created. It’s just that simple."
  • Creating the best school systems in the country
Excerpt: "Good schools will thrive. Good teachers will be in demand. School choice works every time."
  • Lowering the cost of energy
Excerpt: "with policies to use Virginia’s resources fully and efficiently and to maintain reasonable and prudent conservation and environmental policies. We don’t have to endure $4 per gallon gas to have a clean environment."
  • Protecting the citizens of Virginia from the Federal Government
Excerpt: "I will aggressively fight to support all of our natural rights including personal and economic freedom, property rights, firearm ownership, and privacy."


Godsey is married and has three children.

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