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Margaret Ransone
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Virginia House of Delegates District 99
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Campaign website
Margaret B. Ransone is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 99. She was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Ransone served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections

2014 legislative session

In the 2014 legislative session, Ransone served on the following committees:


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


Campaign themes


Ransone’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Preserve our Northern Neck way of life.

Excerpt: "Support our local natural and historical resources to create new jobs and economic growth."

  • Support the existing job creators across the District

Excerpt: "I understand the pride of labor intensive work and craftsmanship, maintaining personal relationships with customers, standing by your product, and being responsible to other business owners and clients. I will be a strong voice and defend the hard working people that are the foundation of small communities across America."

  • Secure our future by developing a friendly business climate in Virginia with less government involvement.

Excerpt: "I will promote jobs and opportunities locally by cutting wasteful programs and cutting taxes. Encourage new stable, long term jobs for the area in the technical and medical fields. I will always defend and protect Right to Work laws. Yes, I too will jump on board with officials to draw high speed internet providers to our rural area. I understand this is crucial to our future."

  • Plan transportation and infrastructure as we grow – not after.

Excerpt: "Fight for our fair share of transportation dollars. Insist that once our localities receive tax dollars, they are spent efficiently to maintain our priority needs on roads and bridges."

  • Protect our Property Rights and Always Defend the Repeal of the Death Tax.

Excerpt: "These rights are not given to us by our government – We have earned our property and have the authority on its use."

  • We must insist on energy independence.

Excerpt: "Businesses and families are crippled by soaring energy costs. I believe we should work resources on our own soil to reduce financial pressure on families and relieve our dependence on foreign control of our future."

  • Education is best controlled at the local level-by parents, teachers, and citizens.

Excerpt: "All children should have an equal opportunity to the same education and be able to compete at home or around the world."

  • "I will always defend the Right to Life and all Virginia values."
  • "I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and will support the rights of gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen."
  • "Virginia is the cradle of American liberty. I will always fight for the rights guaranteed to us by the Virginia and U.S. Constitutions."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Ransone won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 99. Ransone ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. She was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[1]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Ransone won election to District 99 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She defeated John Lampmann and Dean Sumner in the primary on August 23, 2011, and defeated Nicholas Smith (D) in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 99 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMargaret Ransone 69.2% 14,330
     Democratic Nicholas Smith 30.8% 6,364
Total Votes 20,694

Campaign donors


In 2011, Ransone received $215,999 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Margaret Ransone's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$10,900
Howell For Delegate$10,000
Opportunity Virginia PAC$10,000
Chichester, John$5,000
Bevans, Shirley E$4,800
Total Raised in 2011 $215,999
Total Votes received in 2011 14,330
Cost of each vote received $15.07


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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.


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.
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  • 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.

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Preceded by
Albert Pollard
Virginia House of Delegates District 99
Succeeded by