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Charles Poindexter
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Virginia House of Delegates District 9
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/day
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolFranklin County High School
Bachelor'sLynchburg College
Master'sGeorge Washington University
Personal
Birthday02/27/1942
Place of birthRoanoke, VA
ProfessionFarmer
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2010-2012 committees:

Issues

  • 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]

Elections

2011

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.

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.[3]

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. [4]

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

2009


Charles Poindexter announces his bid for the House of Delegates

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

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

Personal

Poindexter and his wife, Janet, have six children.

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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 9
2008–present
Succeeded by
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