Roscoe Reynolds

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Roscoe Reynolds
Roscoe Reynolds.jpg
Virginia Senate District 20
Former member
In office
1997 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last election2011
First elected1997
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth05/21/1942
Place of birthMartinsville, VA
Campaign website
William Roscoe Reynolds is a former Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing the 20th District from 1997 to 2012.

Reynolds received an A.B. in Political Science at Duke University and an LL.B. at Lee University. Reynolds is a member of the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

In addition to serving as senator Reynolds works as a lawyer. From 1986-1997 Reynolds served on the House of Delegates.

Committee assignments


District 20

Reynolds represented Virginia Senate District 20. Senate District 20 includes Carroll, Floyd County, Galax, Grayson(part), Henry County, Martinsville, Wythe(part).



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

At least two incumbent Republican senators affected by state legislative redistricting have moved to avoid primary contests with other incumbents. As a result of the moves, former District 19 incumbent Bill Stanley (R) challenged Reynolds in District 20. The contentious race was expected to draw millions in campaign contributions.[1]

Reynolds was defeated by District 19 incumbent Bill Stanley in the November 8 general election. Independent candidate W. Jeff Evans was also on the ticket.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia State Senate, District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Stanley 46.8% 23,975
     Democratic Roscoe Reynolds Incumbent 45.6% 23,331
     Independent W. Jeff Evans 7.6% 3,887
Total Votes 51,193

Race to watch

More than $1 million has been raised for the race as of October 2011.[2]


On Nov. 6, 2007, Reynolds won re-election to the 20th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Jeff Evans (R).[3]

Reynolds raised $547,302 for his campaign while Evans raised $169,440.[4]

Virginia State Senate, District 20 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roscoe Reynolds (D) 30,365 62.96%
Jeff Evans (R) 17,804 36.91%

Campaign donors


Below are Roscoe's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $132,609
Virginia Association of Realtors $36,657
AC Furniture Co. $24,500
Moving Virginia Forward $23,231
One Virginia $20,000


Campaign themes


Reynolds' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Roscoe Reynolds wants to explore opportunities to develop alternative energy sources right here in our community, to protect the environment, bolster the agricultural economy and create new jobs."
  • Education
Excerpt: "A former PTA President, Senator Roscoe Reynolds is committed to fully funding education so our students will have the best teachers and smaller class sizes."
  • Consumer Protection
Excerpt: "Roscoe Reynolds has a record of fighting for lower taxes. He voted to eliminate the death tax, sponsored bills to eliminate taxes on food and prescription drugs, and voted for the school sales tax holiday."


Reynolds was born in Martinsville, Virginia on May 21, 1942.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virgil Goode
Virginia Senate District 20
Succeeded by
Bill Stanley