Brent VanNorman

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Brent VanNorman
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 78
Bachelor'sAnderson University, 1982
J.D.Regent University School of Law, 2000
ProfessionPatent law attorney
Campaign website
Brent VanNorman was a 2013 Independent candidate for District 78 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]


VanNorman attended Anderson University, graduating in 1982 with a degree in accounting and computer science with a minor in mathematics. He earned his J.D. from Regent University School of Law in 2000. He worked as a patent law attorney, an adjunct professor, and the manager of a certified public accounting firm.[2]


Campaign themes


VanNorman’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Excerpt: "I believe in marriage – between one man and one woman, ideally for a lifetime. One of the greatest plagues on our society has been the breakdown of the family. Without question, children do best when raised in a healthy home by a mother and a father."

Excerpt: "The City of Norfolk spent hundreds of millions on light rail (The Tide), yet downtown congestion during the evening rush hour is as bad, if not worse, than it was before The Tide began running (and the delays caused by The Tide stopping traffic appear to compound the problem). ...While I agree we have to address transportation improvements, we need to fund, at least in part, the improvements through spending cuts elsewhere (I will address the “where” in future posts). Second, there is nothing wrong with requiring those that directly benefit from improvements to pay for portions of the improvements."

Excerpt: "What you tax, you discourage. What you subsidize, you encourage. We are taxing, in the extreme, productivity. Many of the hardest working members of our society are worn out and discouraged. Both parents often have to work, a second job has to be secured, overtime must be accepted, etc. And why? Because our government seemingly cannot say “no” to anyone or anything. ...I don’t care what the reason – we cannot raise taxes any further."

Excerpt: "Every year government seems to creep into more and more arenas of society – segments previously considered personal, or serviced by the private sector, or embraced by civic and religious organizations. Yet more and more, I am hearing people of all political persuasions begging for less government invasion into our private worlds."

Excerpt: "If the recipient is over eighteen, frequently the would-be provider deems the one in need as a ward of the state. It’s the government’s job. But a faceless government cannot be intimately involved in the recipient’s life. Thus, entitlement and fraud result. ...Making families struggle together is healthy. Both for the family and society. Sure, we need to give advanced notice. But we need to start down that path now."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

VanNorman is running in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 78. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


VanNorman and his wife, Marsha VanNorman, have two children, Morgan and Chad. VanNorman lives in Chesapeake, VA. He has volunteered as the Vice President of the Greystone Community Association Board of Directors, the Treasurer of the Atlantic Shores Christian School Board of Directors, a member of the Oakbrooke Rezoning Steering Committee, a Teaching Elder and Small Group Leader at Greenbrier Church, a Manager and Coach for the Southern Chesapeake Athletic Association, a member of the Concerned Lawyers Advocating Spousal Safety, and other organizations.[4][2]

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