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|Virginia Senate District 22|
|Bachelor's||University of Richmond School of Business, 1976|
|Profession||President/CEO Dodson Pest Control|
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.
- 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.
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.”
Dodson's campaign website discusses the following issues:
- 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."
- 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."
Dodson and his wife Theresa have four children.