Bryan Rhode

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Bryan Rhode
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Candidate for
Virginia Senate District 22
Bachelor'sPennsylvania State University, 1997
J.D.University of Virginia
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Years of service1997-2001
Personal website
Bryan Rhode was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 22 of the Virginia State Senate.

Rhode graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 1997. He then joined the United States Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant. He served on active duty for four years and was promoted to the rank of Captain. He then graduated from the University of Virginia Law School.

Rhode then began working as an attorney for Hunton & Williams, LLP. He has worked as a prosecutor for the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office since 2006.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Rhode ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 22. He was defeated by Thomas Garrett in the primary on August 23, 2011. [1][2]

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Garrett 25.9% 3,239
Brian Bates 24.6% 3,068
Mark Peake 22.5% 2,809
Bryan Rhode 20.5% 2,560
Claudia Tucker 6.5% 806
Total Votes 12,482


Campaign themes

Rhode's website lists the following issues:

  • Reducing the Size and Scope of Government
Excerpt: "Government cannot and should not do everything. Government should be an essential — but a limited — part of the lives of its citizens, focusing on the core functions of public safety, education, and infrastructure."
  • Keeping Taxes Low
Excerpt: "In order to promote entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic stability in Central Virginia, taxes on businesses and individuals must be low, predictable, and efficiently used."
  • Improving Infrastructure
Excerpt: "A community’s economic lifeblood is its infrastructure. Good roads and bridges; rail, air and water transportation access; utilities; and telecommunications like internet and cell phone access are all essential to creating jobs in Central Virginia."
  • Improving Education and Preserving Human Capital
Excerpt: "...we must focus on education and job training that allows and encourages hard-working families and their children to stay in the District."
  • Standing for Core Conservative Values
Excerpt: "I am pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-family values."

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