John Whitbeck

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John Whitbeck
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Candidate for
Virginia State Senate, District 33
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 21, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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John Whitbeck was a 2014 special election Republican candidate for District 33 of the Virginia State Senate.[1] He was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 10 of the Virginia House of Delegates.


Whitbeck's professional experience includes founding his law firm, which has offices in Loudoun County and Clarke County and focuses on family law, criminal law, mental health law and other litigation.



See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Jennifer Wexton (D) defeated John Whitbeck (R) and Joe T. May (I) in the special election, which took place on January 21.[1][2][3]

The seat was vacant following Mark Herring's (D) election as Attorney General of Virginia.

A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 33 was called for January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 26, 2013.[4]

Virginia State Senate, District 33, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Wexton 52.7% 11,431
     Republican John Whitbeck 37.5% 8,133
     Independent Joe T. May 9.8% 2,117
Total Votes 21,681


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Whitbeck ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House District 10. He was defeated by Randall Minchew in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Minchew 40.5% 1,193
John Whitbeck 37.5% 1,106
Cara Townsend 22% 647
Total Votes 2,946


Campaign themes

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "Get traffic and transportation moving again by funding high priority projects and innovations like telecommuting, taking advantage of competitive bidding and low interest rates, and revenue sharing with localities. We need to get the funding formula right: the money the 10th sends to Richmond needs to be spent in the 10th."

  • Fiscal Policy

Excerpt: "I will oppose all tax increases. America doesn’t have a revenue problem it has a spending problem. We are best served by a smaller, more efficient government. Balanced budgets are a necessity."

  • Economy

Excerpt: "Create jobs by supporting our job creators: small businesses, clean high tech industry, mom and pop retailers, and entrepreneurs.Maintain and enhance Virginia’s friendly business climate to attract more and better-paying jobs for our families by reducing regulation and waste. Support Virginia’s Right-To-Work law."

  • Energy Policy

Excerpt: "I will work for energy independence for our country and Commonwealth. We should be drilling off Virginia’s coast – now."

  • Education

Excerpt: "Insist on constant improvement in our schools. We’re lucky to have some of the best schools in the nation right here at home. Parents, teachers, and local officials will make the best decisions for our children and their schools."

  • Public Safety

Excerpt: "Support law enforcement and first responders, insist on safe communities through zero-tolerance of crime, and protect our communities from illegal immigration by deporting criminal aliens and giving state and local law officers the right to enforce immigration laws working with the federal government."

  • Right to Life

Excerpt: "I am pro life – period."

  • Second Amendment

Excerpt: "I support the second amendment without exception."


Whitbeck and his wife, Laura, have two children.

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