Gail Parker

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Gail Parker
Glenda Gail Parker.jpg
Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 43
PartyGreen Party
Military service
Service/branchAir Force Officer
Years of service22 years
Place of birthAthens, Arkansas
ProfessionRetired Air Force Officer, Reservist
Campaign website
Glenda Gail Parker was a 2013 Green Party candidate for District 43 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Parker was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Virginia. She was defeated by Rob Wittman on November 6, 2012.[2] Parker also ran for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009.


Parker holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management and a graduate degree in Business Administration. She also holds a Software Engineering Administration certificate and an Information System Security Professional certification. Parker worked as a financial manager for the U.S. Air Force's Research and Development operations. She has also worked as an elections official.[3]


Campaign themes


Parker’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Mass Transit

Excerpt: "Build Rail, All types of rail: high-speed, light-rail, passenger and freight"

  • Adhering to the Arms Export Control Act

Excerpt: "Installing an auditable accounting system at the Pentagon; Eliminate the Foreign Military Sales program"

  • The Federal Debt

Excerpt: "Stopping those no-bid, uncontested contract awards"

  • The Economy



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Parker ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 43. She was defeated by incumbent Mark Sickles (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5]


See also: Virginia's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Parker ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Virginia's 1st District. She ran as an Independent candidate. She faced Adam Cook (D) and Robert J. Wittman (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6] She was defeated by Rob Wittman on November 6, 2012.[7]

U.S. House, Virginia District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Adam Cook 41.2% 147,036
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Wittman Incumbent 56.3% 200,845
     Independent Gail Parker 2.3% 8,308
     Write-In N/A 0.2% 617
Total Votes 356,806
Source: Virginia State Board of Elections "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


Gail Parker speaks about rail infrastructure
See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

Parker received 2% of the vote in the general election on November 3, 2009, losing to Democrat Scott Surovell. Republican James McConville also ran, receiving 45%.[8]

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