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David Nutter
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Virginia House of Delegates District 7
Former member
In office
2002 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth04/02/1955
Place of birthClarksburg, WV
ProfessionEconomic Development Coordinator
Campaign website
David Nutter is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 7 from 2002 to 2012.

Prior to his election to the House, Nutter served as Chair for the Montgomery County Bush for President Campaign (1999-2000) and as press secretary for Congressman Connie Mack (1982-1985).

He has also worked for the United States Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services.[1]

Issue positions

Nutter's official website lists his positions on a number of issues. These include strongly supporting career and technical education programs, increasing worker training, adding new funding and more rigor to Career and Technical Education programs, limiting the power of government to take private property for public purposes, and reducing waste by ending failed government programs and finding ways to make government more efficient.[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 2142 Statewide Healthcare Workforce Authority; created, report.
  • HB 2144 Concealed handgun permit applications; access to personal information.
  • HB 2149 Higher Education, Council of; task force to plan to expand teacher preparation.
  • HB 2368 Income tax, state and Retail Sales and Use Tax; credit, etc. for certain telecommunication provider.[3]



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Nutter ran for election for Virginia Senate District 21. He defeated Tripp Godsey in the primary on August 23, 2011 and was defeated by John Edwards general election on November 8, 2011.[4][5][6]

Virginia State Senate, District 21 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Edwards 56% 21,259
     Republican David Nutter 44% 16,728
Total Votes 37,987

Virginia State Senate Republican Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Nutter 66.3% 1,854
Tripp Godsey 33.7% 944
Total Votes 2,798

Delegate Nutter re-election commercial


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

On November 3, 2009, Nutter was elected to the 7th District Seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, defeating Peggy H Frank (D).

Nutter raised $228,268 for his campaign, while Frank raised $160,761. [7]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 7 (2009)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Nutter (R) 9,808 60.1%
Peggy Frank 6,490 39.8%

Campaign donors


The top 5 donors to Nutter's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican Party of Virginia $38,606
Sandra C Davis $11,317
Dominion Leadership Trust $7,422
Medical Society of Virginia $5,500
Leslie F. Gilliam $5,000


Campaign themes


Nutter's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Taxes
Excerpt: "High taxes hurt families, businesses and our economy. I am strongly opposed to raising the gas tax or any taxes."
  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Our State’s number one priority must be getting our economy back on track. This means creating a business friendly environment through low taxes, support for Virginia’s right-to-work laws, and pro-growth climate."
  • Transparency
Excerpt: "Our State government needs more transparency, not less. As a State Delegate, I supported Governor McDonnell’s management audit of Virginia Department of Transportation, an audit that uncovered $1.5 Billion in unspent project funds."
  • Property Rights
Excerpt: "Property rights need to be protected not diminished by politicians. I believe Virginia needs to adopt a provision in its state constitution that limits the power of state and local governments to take private property for public use."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "I have a deep interest in health policy and I am currently enrolled in the new Master of Public Health program at Virginia Tech."
  • Life
Excerpt: "I strongly believe in the culture of life and have consistently supported protecting the life of the unborn."
  • 2nd Amendment
Excerpt: "I have vigorously fought to protect our right to keep and bear arms.

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Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 7
Succeeded by
Larry Rush