|Virginia House of Delegates District 34|
|January 13, 2010 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Next primary||June 10, 2014|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|McLean Community Center Governing Board|
|Bachelor's||Middlebury College, 1981|
|J.D.||Georgetown University Law Center, 1986|
|Birthday||June 30, 1959|
|Place of birth||Springfield, MA|
|Profession||Attorney & Founding Partner, Corallo Comstock|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Additional reading
- 9 Recent news
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Comstock earned her B.A. in political science from Middlebury College in 1981 and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. Comstock is a founding partner of Corallo Comstock. She previously worked as a Blank Rome, LLP and Blank Rome Government Relations, LLC.
In the 2012-2013 session, Comstock served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Comstock served on the following committees:
- Science and Technology
- General Laws
- Housing Subcommittee
- ABC/Gaming Subcommittee
- Subcommittee #1
Comstock’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Creating Jobs = Job #1
Excerpt: "Since being elected in 2009, Delegate Comstock has made Jobs her #1 priority. She has worked with her colleagues to turn a $6 billion deficit into a surplus, without raising taxes. With her help and hard work, Virginia is now one of the best states in the nation to do business- based on factors like average income, cost of living (based on the ACCRA Cost of Living Index), state income take rate and unemployment rate."
- Transportation: Let's Get Virginia Moving
Excerpt: "Comstock co-patroned the transportation plan which passed the 2011 General Assembly Session. The plan will provide over $4 billion in much needed transportation infrastructure funding over the next three years without raising taxes. This multi-faceted transportation package, which is the single largest infusion of funding in decades, will fund over 900 projects across the Commonwealth, including work on widening Route 7 in Fairfax County and Loudoun County."
- Education: A Passion For Excellence In Education
Excerpt: "Barbara’s family is a family of educators. ...She understands the sacrifice and commitment made by our teachers and educators who have had their salaries frozen while their classroom sizes and workloads increase."
- Helping The Disabled Community
Excerpt: "The General Assembly passed legislation to fund the transition of people with serious mental and developmental disabilities from centralized hospital-type settings into community-based care centers. ...However, it is also clear that many families still will need services in an institutional setting. Delegate Comstock believes it is important that families and individuals have these choices to provide for some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community."
- Quality Of Life
Excerpt: "Delegate Comstock passed a resolution to permanently designate May as Lyme Disease awareness month in Virginia. The resolution was passed by both the House of Delegates and the Senate unanimously and will help to raise awareness about this debilitating disease. Delegate Comstock is committed to helping to ensure that people living in high risk areas know how to protect themselves and their children and get the medical treatments they need."
Comstock is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Virginia's 10th District. Comstock is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.
- She has also been endorsed by Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips.
- Comstock lists the following endorsements, among others, on her website: Governor Mitt and Ann Romney, Speaker of the House Newt and Callista Gingrich, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, UN Ambassador John Bolton, Former Ambassador to the Holy See Jim Nicholson, Senator Fred Thompson, Senator Rick Santorum, Congressman Paul Ryan, Brent Bozell, Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Penny Nance, President Concerned Women for America, Jane Abraham, President Susan B. Anthony List, Citizen’s United Political Victory Fund, American Conservative Union, VIEW (Value In Electing Women) PAC, GOPAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, and RightNOW Women PAC.
Comstock won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 34. Comstock ran unopposed in the June 11, 2013 Republican primary. She defeated Kathleen Murphy (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 34 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Barbara Comstock Incumbent||50.6%||14,962|
Incumbent Barbara Comstock (R) won re-election to the House of Delegates for a third term in 2013 by only a little over 400 votes. This suburban and exurban district split evenly between President Barack Obama (D) and presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) in 2012, and Democrats forwarded a bid to win it again with consulting firm president and former federal employee Kathleen Murphy. Democracy for America endorsed Murphy and donated $8,000 to her campaign as of early September 2013. Comstock's fundraising abilities, however, made her difficult to beat.
On November 8, 2011, Comstock won re-election to District 34 of the Virginia House of Delegates with 54.8 percent of the vote. She was uncontested in the August 23, 2011 primary, and she and defeated Pamela Danner (D) in the November 8, 2011 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 34 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Barbara Comstock Incumbent||54.8%||11,628|
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 34 (2009)|
|Barbara Comstock (R)||12,636|
|Margaret Vanderhye (D)||12,214|
In 2011, Comstock received $898,370 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Barbara Comstock's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Republican Party||$107,177|
|Dominion Leadership Trust||$104,104|
|Opportunity Virginia PAC||$35,101|
|Howell For Delegate||$35,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$898,370|
|Total Votes received in 2011||11,628|
|Cost of each vote received||$77.26|
The top five donors to Comstock's 2009 campaign:
|Republican Party of Virginia||$130,577|
|Dominion Leadership Trust||$28,075|
|Presidential Coalition LLC||$15,000|
|Bob J. Perry||$3,500|
In 2013, Comstock’s endorsements included the following:
- Virginia Association of Realtors
- Virginia Farm Bureau Federation
- Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce NOVABizPAC
Barbara and her husband, Elwyn Charles "Chip" have three children, Daniel, Peter, and Catharine.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Barbara + Comstock + Virginia + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Comstock for Delegate official campaign site
- House of Delegates page
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2009
- Barbara Comstock on Facebook
- Barbara Comstock on Twitter
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight page
- The Hill, "Comstock launches bid to succeed Wolf," accessed January 7, 2014
- General Assembly.gov, "Personal Info," accessed March 24, 2014
- Comstock for Delegate, "Barbara On The Issues," accessed August 29, 2013
- The Hill, "Citizens United endorses Comstock for Wolf's House seat," accessed January 14, 2014
- The Hill, "Mark Levin endorses Barbara Comstock for Wolf's House seat," accessed January 14, 2014
- The Hill, "AFP president backs Comstock in Va.," accessed January 17, 2014
- BarbaraComstockforCongress.com, "Endorsements," accessed March 24, 2014
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball, "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013
- Daily Kos, "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013
- Leesburg Today, "Loudoun Again Cited As Key Battleground For State Races," September 9, 2013
- Democracy for America, "Kathleen Murphy for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
- Comstock for Delegate, "Delegate Barbara Comstock Endorsed By Virginia Association of Realtors," August 27, 2013
- Comstock for Delegate, "Farm Bureau Federation Endorses Delegate Barbara Comstock," August 28, 2013
- Comstock for Delegate, "Delegate Barbara Comstock Endorsed by Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce's NOVABizPAC," July 22, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team," December 29, 2011
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