C. Todd Gilbert

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Todd Gilbert
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Virginia House of Delegates District 15
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 9
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGovernment, University of Virginia
J.D.Southern Methodist University
Date of birth10/19/1970
Place of birthNewton, TX
ReligionSouthern Baptist
Office website
Campaign website
C. Todd Gilbert is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2005.


Gilbert earned a B.A. in Government at the University of Virginia in 1993 and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University School of Law in 1996. His professional experience includes stints as a prosecutor for the City of Lynchburg and Shenandoah County.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Gilbert served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 session, Gilbert served on the following committees:



  • HB 2356 Budget Bill; requires 2010-12 biennium and future bills to be prepared using zero-based principles.
  • HB 2359 Ephedrine and pseudoephedrine; pilot program for tracking distribution thereof.
  • HB 2360 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exempts fabrication of animal meat.[2]

Campaign themes


Gilbert's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Jobs and the Economy

"He strongly believes in Virginia’s right-to-work laws and voted to make them part of our state constitution because he knows they contribute to job creation in Virginia."

  • Protecting the Second Amendment

"Delegate Gilbert does not believe that law-abiding citizens should have to get the permission of their government to carry a concealed firearm. He believes that the only outcome achieved by more gun laws and restrictions, including so-called “gun-free zones”, is to disarm good, law-abiding people while ensuring they are at the mercy of armed predators who will never follow the law."

  • Traditional Faith and Family Values

"He was a co-sponsor of the “Marriage Amendment” which enshrined marriage into Virginia’s constitution as being between one man and one woman. He successfully sponsored a new law to protect faith-based adoption agencies from being forced, by the government, to place children with same sex couples."

  • Fighting Obamacare

"Todd has co-sponsored legislation to exempt Virginians from the provisions of Obamacare and this past session was one of only a handful of representatives to vote against laying the groundwork for the expensive expansion of Medicaid under the mandates of Obamacare."

  • Public Safety

"Todd has sponsored and supported countless new laws aimed at protecting our children from sexual predators, including mandatory life sentences for those convicted of raping a child."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Gilbert ran for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 15. Gilbert defeated Mark W. Prince in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.[4]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Gilbert won re-election to District 15 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He obtained the GOP nomination and ran unopposed the November 8 general election.[5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Gilbert was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated John Lesinski in the General Election. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 15 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png C. Todd Gilbert (R) 16,168
John Lesinski (D) 7,155

Delegate Gilbert talks about the 2008 Special Session opening

Campaign donors


In 2011, Gilbert received $106,864 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to C. Todd Gilbert's campaign in 2011
Allen Allen Allen & Allen$4,500
Virginia Bankers Association$3,500
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association$2,992
Total Raised in 2011 $106,864


The top five donors to Gilbert's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
William Denman Zirkle $3,667
Allen Allen Allen & Allen $3,500
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $3,250
Virginia Dental Assoc $3,000
Virginia Trial Lawyers Assoc $3,000



In 2013, Gilbert’s endorsements included the following:

  • National Rifle Association.[9]


Gilbert and his wife, Jennifer, live on a farm near Mount Jackson. Gilbert is a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, National Rifle Association, Shenandoah County Bar Association, and the Virginia State Bar Association. He also sits on the Board of the Shenandoah County Free Clinic.[10]

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