Michael Chohany

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Michael Chohany
Michael Chohany.jpg
Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 1
Prior offices
Williamsburg City Council
Bachelor'sChristopher Newport University, 1982
Date of birthSeptember 15, 1960
Place of birthWilliamsburg, VA
Personal website
Michael Chohany was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 1 of the Virginia State Senate.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Chohany ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 1. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and was defeated by incumbent Democrat John Miller in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia State Senate, District 1 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Miller Incumbent 51.8% 17,196
     Republican Michael Chohany 48.2% 15,994
Total Votes 33,190


Campaign themes


Chohany's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Creating Jobs
Excerpt: "As Senator, I would work to get rid of old and outdated regulations and ensuring that we continue our proud history as a Right to Work state."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I support ensuring that more of our tax dollars go in to the classroom to focus on teaching our students and less on the bureaucracy of school systems."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "If elected, I will be a voice to seek ways to relieve traffic on the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. Also, I will advocate that we change the formula the state uses to allocate funds to take in to account miles driven as opposed to total miles of road."
  • Good Government
Excerpt: "I would support legislation that would require the state to publish details about state purchases online. Also, I would support the “Smith Bill” which would create a 72 Hour Waiting period before the General Assembly votes on the budget."
  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "I will support offshore drilling, wind energy, continuing our long history of being one of the major coal suppliers in the world as well as look in to alternate energies to power our state."
  • 2nd Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "As an avid sportsman, NRA Member and as a member of the Lafayette Gun Club, I will protect our right to bear arms."
  • Life
Excerpt: "I believe that every life is a gift from God and we must protect individuals that are unable to do so for themselves, including the unborn. In the Declaration of Independence it states—”that the right to life is “unalienable”— all are entitled to equal and full protection under the law, including the lives of unborn children."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "We must protect our borders and keep our citizens safe from criminals, terrorists, and others that may seek entry into our country illegally. We do not have the capacity to have illegal immigrants over burden our schools, medical facilities, and take jobs away from Americans that are out of work."

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