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}}{{tnr}}'''Bert Dodson''' was a 2011 [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011#District 22|District 22]] of the [[Virginia State Senate]]. He formerly served on the Lynchburg City Council for 12 years, with six of those served as Vice Mayor.
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Dodson attended Virginia Tech and earned his BA from the University of Richmond School of Business in 1976.  He is currently President and CEO of Dodson Pest Control. 
  
 
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Dodson is running in the 2011 election for [[Virginia State Senate|Virginia Senate]] District 22.  He is uncontested in the August 23 primary. [[Brian Bates]], [[Mark Peake]], [[Bryan Rhode]], [[Thomas Garrett]], and [[Claudia Tucker]] are running for the seat on the Republican ticket.
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Dodson ran in the 2011 election for [[Virginia State Senate|Virginia Senate]] District 22.  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary. [[Thomas Garrett]] defeated [[Brian Bates]], [[Mark Peake]], [[Bryan Rhode]], and [[Claudia Tucker]] to capture the Republican ticket. Dodson was defeated by Garrett in the general election on November 8, 2011.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/7_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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Early in the campaign Dodson said the Republican primary was simply a way to determine who would lose to him. The week before the election Dodson stated, “I’m still confident that we can win. About 44 percent of the registered voters in the district are in the Lynchburg area, and I have great name recognition here.”<ref>[http://www.goochlandgazette.com/index.php/news/article/candidates_in_new_state_senate_22nd_district_battle_down_to_the_wire/26545/ ''Goochland Gazette,'' "Candidates in new state senate 22nd district battle down to the wire," November 2, 2011]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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Dodson's campaign website discusses the following issues:
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*'''Jobs
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:Excerpt:  "Bert knows what employers need to grow more jobs. As our new senator, Bert will be committed to holding the line on taxes, creating incentives to attract new industry and being a partner in local recruiting efforts for our district."
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:Excerpt:  "Bert strongly believes the best investment we can give our children and grandchildren is a quality education."
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*'''The James River
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:Excerpt:  "The James River is a key resource that impacts all nine counties in the new 22nd Senate District... Bert is committed to protecting that resource for future generations to come."
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==Personal==
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Dodson and his wife Theresa have four children.
  
 
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*[http://dodsonforsenate.com/ Campaign website]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=78883 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bert-Dodson-for-Senate/227189617292023 Bert Dodson on Facebook]
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*[http://twitter.com/#!/BertDodson Bert Dodson on Twitter]
  
 
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Revision as of 05:08, 20 December 2011

Bert Dodson
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Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 22
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Richmond School of Business, 1976
Personal
ProfessionPresident/CEO Dodson Pest Control
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Personal website
Bert Dodson was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 22 of the Virginia State Senate. He formerly served on the Lynchburg City Council for 12 years, with six of those served as Vice Mayor.

Dodson attended Virginia Tech and earned his BA from the University of Richmond School of Business in 1976. He is currently President and CEO of Dodson Pest Control.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Dodson ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 22. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary. Thomas Garrett defeated Brian Bates, Mark Peake, Bryan Rhode, and Claudia Tucker to capture the Republican ticket. Dodson was defeated by Garrett in the general election on November 8, 2011.[1]

Early in the campaign Dodson said the Republican primary was simply a way to determine who would lose to him. The week before the election Dodson stated, “I’m still confident that we can win. About 44 percent of the registered voters in the district are in the Lynchburg area, and I have great name recognition here.”[2]

Virginia State Senate, District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Garrett 58.2% 28,357
     Democratic Bert Dodson 41.8% 20,389
Total Votes 48,746

Issues

Campaign themes

Dodson's campaign website discusses the following issues:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Bert knows what employers need to grow more jobs. As our new senator, Bert will be committed to holding the line on taxes, creating incentives to attract new industry and being a partner in local recruiting efforts for our district."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Bert strongly believes the best investment we can give our children and grandchildren is a quality education."
  • The James River
Excerpt: "The James River is a key resource that impacts all nine counties in the new 22nd Senate District... Bert is committed to protecting that resource for future generations to come."

Personal

Dodson and his wife Theresa have four children.

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