David Yancey

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David Yancey
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Virginia House of Delegates District 94
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
High schoolPeninsula Catholic High School, 1990
Bachelor'sUniversity of Georgia, 1995
Date of birthApril 6, 1972
Place of birthNewport News, VA
ProfessionReal estate and investments
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
David E. Yancey (b. April 6, 1972) is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 94. He was first elected in to the chamber in 2011.


Yancey graduated from Peninsula Catholic High School in 1990 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of Georgia in 1995. He also enrolled in additional classes at the The New York Institute of Finance. He worked for his family's business, in real estate and investments, starting in 2001. He also started his own real estate and property management business in 2003 and a fishing business in 2009. In 2011, Yancey was appointed to the City of Newport News Efficiency Task Force on City Government and the Newport News Education Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Yancey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Jobs and Economic Growth
Excerpt: "As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I understand the needs of business to grow and create jobs. Businesses need a stable regulatory environment that encourages investment and growth. Lowering taxes means more money for Virginia families and less of our dollars going to Richmond."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I will partner with others in the General Assembly to keep taxes low in order to promote a pro-business environment for job creation. Government needs to operate within its means, just as most families do in one form or another, and this is why I support the balanced budget amendment to the Virginia Constitution."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I believe the focus on education should be learning, not administrative bureaucracy. We need to have highly-trained, well-compensated teachers employed in schools where the money is spent in the classroom and can improve the students’ education experience."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "The General Assembly has made great progress in moving transportation projects forward. Some of these projects include expanding I-64 to relieve congestion between the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel and Richmond, but also improving our local roads and streets. Fixing our transportation needs will improve our quality of life and allow for increased economic growth and job creation."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "I believe American resources should be utilized to maximize domestic energy production. I support exploration for oil and natural gas off the coast of Virginia as potential new sources for energy, as well as continuing to develop solar, wind, and nuclear technologies."


Yancey's 2011 campaign website listed similar themes to his updated 2013 website.



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Yancey is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 94. Yancey ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary and is challenged by Robert Farinholt, Jr. (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.

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See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Freshman incumbent Yancey chose to run for re-election in a district that President Barack Obama (D) won with 52 percent of the vote in 2012 but Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won comfortably with 61 percent in 2009. His opponent for re-election, Robert Farinholt, Jr. (D), comes from a long family tradition of firefighters and public safety workers in the area, and mounted his first run for office in this effort. This district could be quite competitive, and Farinholt attracted Democracy for America's endorsement and the national resources available through it.[3][4][5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Yancey won election to District 94 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Gary West (D) in the November 8 general election.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 94 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Yancey 60% 9,251
     Democratic Gary West 40% 6,165
Total Votes 15,416

Campaign donors

David Yancey speaks about transportation on the House floor


In 2011, Yancey received $245,461 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Yancey's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$95,137
Yancey, David$25,000
Majority Leader PAC$10,800
Yancey, David$6,000
Friends Of S Chris Jones$5,250
Total Raised in 2011 $245,461
Total Votes received in 2011 9,251
Cost of each vote received $26.53



In 2013, Yancey’s endorsements included the following:[8]

  • The National Federation of Independent Business/Virginia SAFE (Save America’s Free Enterprise) Trust
  • Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors


Yancey is a "member of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the York County Chamber of Commerce, the Denbigh Business Alliance, the Downtown Newport News Merchants and Neighbors Alliance, and the Poquoson Business Alliance."[1]

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Preceded by
Glenn Oder
Virginia House of Delegates District 94
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