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Charles Poindexter
Charles Pointdexter.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 9
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 7
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolFranklin County High School
Bachelor'sLynchburg College
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Date of birth02/27/1942
Place of birthRoanoke, VA
Office website
Campaign website
Charles Poindexter is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 9 since 2008.

Poindexter works as a program manager for Computer Sciences Corporation. He has also been Senior Principal Information Systems Engineer and Site Manager for Mitre Corporation, and a Software Developer and Manager for Systems Development Corporation.[1]

Poindexter earned his B.S. in mathematics from Lynchburg College and his M.S. in management from the George Washington University.

Committee assignments


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


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


  • HB 2269 Expenditures; annual report thereof provided by school board to be made available to public.
  • HB 2274 Sex Offender Registry; not required to provide list of registrants' wanted offenses on Internet.
  • HB 2275 Drug treatment courts; authorized for County of Franklin if funded through local sources. [2]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Poindexter is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 9. Poindexter ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Poindexter won re-election to District 9 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Ward Armstrong (D) the November 8 general election. Armstrong was the current District 10 incumbent, but his residency changed to District 9 after the redistricting process.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 9 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Poindexter 52.7% 13,189
     Democratic Ward Armstrong 47.3% 11,840
Total Votes 25,029

Race heats up

Ward Armstrong has long been a verbal opponent of the Republican majority of the Virginia House. Many, including Armstrong, believe that the elimination of Armstrong's old district was an attempt to get rid of him. He has stated "This race has never been about electing Charles Poindexter. It’s been about getting rid of Ward Armstrong." Republicans deny these claims. Republican leaders have since contributed $615,000 to Poindexter's campaign. This over three times the average $200,000 being spent on similar house raises. Armsstrong has raised nearly a million dollars on his own.[4]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Poindexter was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated David Witcher in the General Election. [5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 9 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charles Poindexter (R) 16,534
David Witcher (I) 4,332

Campaign donors


In 2011, Poindexter received $1,007,603 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Poindexter's campaign in 2011
Republican Party Of Virginia$596,893
Southside Victory Fund$155,800
House Republican Campaign Cmte Inc$25,696
Dominion Leadership Trust$19,110
Ben Cline For Virginia House Of Delegates$10,000
Total Raised in 2011 $1,007,603
Total Votes received in 2011 13,189
Cost of each vote received $76.4


Charles Poindexter announces his bid for the House of Delegates

The top 5 donors to Poindexter's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Dominion $3,500
Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors $2,500
Smith Mountain Lake Republican Women's Club $2,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $2,000
Virginia Bankers Assoc $2,000


Poindexter and his wife, Janet, have six children.

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