|Virginia Senate District 25|
|2001 - Present|
|January 11, 2016|
|Years in position||13|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Concord College, 1980|
|J.D.||Wake Forest University School of Law, 1984|
|Place of birth||Richmond, VA|
Deeds served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992 to 2001.
On November 19, 2013, Deeds's son, Gus, stabbed his father before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Creigh Deeds was hospitalized in critical condition. The representative was able to escape his property on foot, and was seen by his cousin on Route 42. The cousin took Deeds to his house, where Deeds then called police. Police stated they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the situation but are not looking for any suspects.
Deeds received a B.A. at Concord College in 1980 and a J.D. at Wake Forest University School of Law in 1984. Deeds is an attorney.
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Deeds served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Deeds served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
- Courts of Justice
- Privileges and Elections
Deeds's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
|Virginia State Senate, District 23 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Creigh Deeds Incumbent||64.5%||32,409|
|Republican||Thomas Aldous, Jr.||35.5%||17,862|
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2007
Deeds raised $193,242 for his campaign.
|Virginia State Senate, District 25 (2007)|
|Attorney General of Virginia, 2005|
|Republican||Robert F. McDonnell||50%||970,886|
|Democratic||R. Creigh Deeds||49.9%||970,563|
|Election Results Via: Virginia State Board of Elections|
In 2011, Deeds received $267,512 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Creigh Deeds's campaign in 2011|
|Deeds For Virginia||$47,456|
|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|
Below are Creigh's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
|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|
Deeds was born in Richmond, Virginia on January 4, 1958. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.
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- Creigh Deeds returns to the Virginia Senate with visible and invisible wounds - Washington Post
- Deeds Speaks Out for First Time Since Brutal Attack - NBC4 Washington
- Creigh Deeds welcomed as General Assembly convenes - Richmond Times Dispatch
- Va. State Sen. Deeds Returns to Work After Stabbing by Suicidal Son - Newsmax.com
- Va. senator was close to son who stabbed him - Worcester Telegram
- Call to reform Virginia mental health crisis care - Daily Press
- Legislators revisit mental health services - Southwest Times
- Va. Speeds Up Plans to Track Number of Psychiatric Beds Online - NBC4 Washington
- Registry of psychiatric beds goes live in March, official says - Lynchburg News and Advance
- Report: Virginia's jails lack mental health support - Roanoke Times
- Creigh Deeds' personal website
- Biography from the Virginia Legislature
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions:2003, 2005, 2007
- Creigh Deeds on Facebook
- Creigh Deeds on Twitter
- "Virginia legislator Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead," USA Today, November 19, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- 2007 Election Results, Virginia Senate, District 25
- 2007 Campaign Spending, Virginia Senate, District 25
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
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