|Virginia State Senate District 22|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|High school||Louisa County High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Richmond|
|J.D.||T.C. Williams School of Law|
|Years of service||1995-2000|
Garrett earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Richmond. He went on to receive his JD from T.C. Williams School of Law in Richmond.
Garrett has been employed as a legislative aide to Delegate Bill Janis of the Virginia House of Delegates. He has also worked as an attorney/prosecutor.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Garrett served on the following committees:
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
On November 8, 2011, Garrett won election to District 22 of the Virginia State Senate. He defeated Mark Peake, Bryan Rhode, Brian Bates, and Claudia Tucker in the primary on August 23, 2011.  He defeated Bert Dodson (D) in the general election on November 8, 2011.
Garrett has stressed reduction of taxes of taxes as a means to create jobs, while saying of his opponent, “His problem is he can’t run on his own record. Since being in office in Lynchburg, he has voted for every proposed tax increase. Real estate property tax and personal property tax have gone up, and unemployment in the Lynchburg area has gone up while he was in office.”
|Virginia State Senate, District 22 General Election, 2011|
|Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011|
Garrett's website lists the following issues:
- Job Creation
- Drug Testing for Welfare
- Excerpt: "Tom has called for drug testing for welfare recipients. If law abiding citizens must go through drug testing for employment purposes, that at the very least welfare recipients should go through drug testing so that tax payer money does not go to subsidize illegal activity."
- Excerpt: "I assure you that on issues of life, I will vote to protect the first and foremost inalienable right given to us by the Creator. No exceptions."
- Illegal Immigration
- Rural Internet
In 2011, Garrett received $665,823 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Thomas Garrett's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Republican Party||$243,233|
|Middle Resolution PAC||$70,485|
|Friends Of Bill Janis||$33,000|
|7Th District Republican Cmte||$22,500|
|Virginia Senate Republican Caucus||$15,927|
|Total Raised in 2011||$665,823|
|Total Votes received in 2011||28,357|
|Cost of each vote received||$23.48|
Garrett has two children.
- ↑ Virginia Department of State, 2011 Primary candidate list
- ↑ Unofficial Republican Primary Results
- ↑ Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- ↑ Goochland Gazette, "Candidates in new state senate 22nd district battle down to the wire," November 2, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
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