Carl Genthner

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Carl Genthner
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Candidate for
Virginia House District 13
Master'sWebster University, St. Louis, Missouri
Military service
Service/branchUS Air Force
Years of service20
Campaign website
Carl Genthner was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 13 of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Genthner's professional experience includes working as a defense contractor, supporting the U.S. Navy. He served in the U.S. Air Force for twenty years.

Genthner earned his Master's in human resources from Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri.



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Genthner ran in the 2011 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 13. He won the Democratic caucus and was defeated by incumbent Bob Marshall in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 13 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Marshall Incumbent 59.7% 6,008
     Democratic Carl Genthner 40.3% 4,054
Total Votes 10,062


Campaign themes

Genthner's website lists the following:

  • Education

Excerpt: "For our schools and students to thrive, we all need to be accountable. Teachers must work to reach and motivate every single student. Parents need to be involved and communicate with teachers. Students must to be respectful and come to school ready to learn. Lawmakers need to give our schools the resources they need. Working together, we can make our schools great."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "As your delegate I will:

  • Work to revitalize the Route 28 corridor and ease congestion.
  • Secure funding for public transit, especially in the West end of the county.
  • Lay the groundwork to establish high speed rail in Virginia.
  • Work to find a solution that will permanently fix the transportation fund."
  • Environment

Excerpt: "We must work to keep our woods and our waters free from pollution so that sportsmen can continue to hunt and fish and pass these traditions down to their children and grandchildren. We must not sacrifice our wildlife and wilderness in the name of economic development or surrender them to corporate interests."

  • Virginia Retirement System

Excerpt: "I propose requiring Virginia to pay 100% of its yearly calculated obligation and to produce a plan to close the gap over some interval of years. The details would have to be negotiated but I envision some sort of economic trigger that when times are good the plan recoups shortages and when bad only the required payments are made. My proposal would have the pension fund fully funded in time to provide promised benefits to our employees."



Genthner was endorsed by the "Washington Post" in October 2011.[2]


Genthner and his wife, June, reside in Gainesville.

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