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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
:: ''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. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
In 2009, Poindexter was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated David Witcher in the General Election.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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|Virginia House of Delegates District 9|
|2008 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|High school||Franklin County High School|
|Master's||George Washington University|
|Place of birth||Roanoke, VA|
Poindexter earned his B.S. in mathematics from Lynchburg College and his M.S. in management from the George Washington University.
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, Poindexter served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Poindexter served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
- Agriculture Subcommittee
- Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee
- Economic Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
- Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
- Technology Oversight and Government Activities Subcommittee
- Counties, Cities and Towns
- Subcommittee #1
2011 race against GOP critic
Ward Armstrong (D), an incumbent who was Poindexter's 2011 opponent as a result of redistricting, was a longstanding and verbal critic of the Republican majority of the Virginia House. Many, including Armstrong, believed that the elimination of Armstrong's old district during redistricting was an attempt to remove him from the chamber. Armstrong stated that, "This race has never been about electing Charles Poindexter. It’s been about getting rid of Ward Armstrong." Republicans denied these claims, but both sides poured money into the race. Republican leaders have since contributed $615,000 to Poindexter's campaign. This amount was over three times the average $200,000 being spent on similar house raises a that time. Armstrong raised nearly a million dollars by late October 2011.
- 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. 
Poindexter's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "I believe we should keep taxes low to encourage investment and growth. ...You are the person that can best spend the money you own. When I go to Richmond, I will not raise your taxes."
Excerpt: "Families all across the Commonwealth are tightening their belts. I believe government should to the same. In Virginia, we balance our budget every year and for the last two years, we have done that without raising your taxes."
Excerpt: "Our education system must be the best in the world. I believe we should empower local school boards, teachers and parents so they can best decide how to educate our children. Bureaucrats in Richmond and Washington don’t know your children, and the don’t know how best to educate them."
- Electric Utilities
Excerpt: "I passed a bill that gives Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli more time to review rate increase requests. I also passed legislation that ended the interim rate hikes imposed by utility companies. The real problem with electric utilities, however, is Washington. Barack Obama and the EPA are imposing crushing regulations on our utility companies. Eighty percent of the current proposed rate increases in our region are due to regulation from Washington. That’s not fair."
- Health Care
Excerpt: "I believe Virginia should have the best health care system in the world. We should work to ensure access to quality and affordable care for all Virginians. In Richmond, I have worked to improve our health care system with market-based reforms."
Poindexter won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 9. Poindexter ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 9 General Election, 2011|
In 2009, Poindexter was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated David Witcher in the General Election.
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 9 (2009)|
|Charles Poindexter (R)||16,534|
|David Witcher (I)||4,332|
In 2011, Poindexter received $1,007,603 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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 five donors to Poindexter's 2009 campaign:
|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.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Charles + Poindexter + Virginia + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Campaign website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Poindexter
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2007, 2009, 2011
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Charles Poindexter on Facebook
- Charles Poindexter on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Poindexter
- The Washington Post, "Va. House of Delegates race between Armstrong, Poindexter turns heated and costly", October 22, 2011
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Delegate Charles Poindexter, "Charles On The Issues," accessed August 27, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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