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==Committee assignments==
 
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Deeds served on the following committees:
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*[[General Laws and Technology Committee, Virginia Senate|General Laws and Technology]]
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*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
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*[[Transportation Committee, Virginia Senate|Transportation]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Deeds served on the following committees:
 
*[[Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia Senate|Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources]]
 
*[[Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia Senate|Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources]]
 
*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2011===
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In 2011, Deeds received $267,512 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|Chamber = Virginia State Senate
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 267512
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|total votes = 32409
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|org1 = Deeds For Virginia
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|org2 = Media Stra
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|org3 = Rice, Edward Hart
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|org4 = Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association
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|org5 = Smith, S Sonjia
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===2007===
 
Below are Creigh's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
 
Below are Creigh's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
 
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Revision as of 15:49, 21 March 2013

Creigh Deeds
Creigh Deeds.jpg
Virginia Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2001 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday01/04/1958
Place of birthRichmond, VA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
CandidateVerification
R. Creigh Deeds has been a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate since 2001, representing the 25th district.

Deeds received a B.A. at Concord College in 1980 and a J.D. at Wake Forest University School of Law in 1984. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

In addition to serving as senator Deeds works as an attorney. Previously Deeds was a member of the House of Delegates from 1992-2001.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

District 25

Deeds represents Virginia Senate District 25. Senate District 25 includes Albemarle County(part), Alleghany County, Bath CountyBuckingham County(part), Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Nelson County, Rockbridge County(part).

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Deeds won re-election to District 25 of the Virginia State Senate. He defeatecd Thomas Aldous, Jr. in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCreigh Deeds Incumbent 64.5% 32,409
     Republican Thomas Aldous, Jr. 35.5% 17,862
Total Votes 50,271

2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Deeds won re-election to the 25th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate.[2]

Deeds raised $193,242 for his campaign.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 25 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Creigh Deeds 33,339 98.79%
Write-in 408 1.20%

Issues

Campaign themes

Deeds's campaign website lists the following priorities:

  • Economic Opportunity for All Virginians
Excerpt: "He supports technical education and workforce training, knowing both are essential to maintain and enhance employment opportunities across Virginia. Creigh knows that investing in our infrastructure is vital to growing our economy."
  • Public Schools and Higher Education
Excerpt: "During Creigh Deeds’ 19 years in the General Assembly he has been a leader for our children, our public schools, and our colleges and universities. He supports smaller class sizes, early childhood education, classroom technology, vocational training, and increased teacher salaries."
  • Public Safety
Excerpt: "As a former prosecutor and member of the House Courts of Justice Committee, Creigh Deeds has fought to keep our families safe. He was the chief patron of Virginia’s “Megan’s Law” to protect children from sexual predators and also introduced legislation establishing the Amber Alert Program in Virginia."
  • Conservation and Environmental Protection
Excerpt: "Creigh Deeds led the fight to conserve open spaces and our rural landscapes, while promoting efforts to plan for growth and protect our clean air, clean water, and natural environment."
  • Affordable Access to Quality Health Care
Excerpt: "Creigh Deeds was the chief sponsor of legislation to help elderly and disabled Virginians afford the rising costs of prescription drugs. He supports efforts to hold HMOs accountable when their actions hurt you or your family’s health."

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Deeds received $267,512 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Creigh Deeds's campaign in 2011
Deeds For Virginia$47,456
Media Stra$17,540
Rice, Edward Hart$10,000
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$5,167
Smith, S Sonjia$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $267,512
Total Votes received in 2011 32,409
Cost of each vote received $8.25

2007

Below are Creigh's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Dominion (Energy & Natural Resources) $11,500
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association $10,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $8,500
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $7,000
Home Builders Association of Virginia $5,500

Personal

Deeds was born in Richmond, Virginia on January 4, 1958.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Emily Couric
Virginia Senate District 25
2001-present
Succeeded by
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