|Virginia Senate District 34|
|Bachelor's||Johns Hopkins University|
Culipher attended Johns Hopkins University as an undergraduate. She then graduated from Tulane Law and worked as a federal judge in New Orleans. She then worked as a law clerk for a federal judge. She later became an adjunct professor at American University’s Washington College of Law.
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
Culipher ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 34. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and was defeated by incumbent Democrat John Chapman "Chap" Petersen in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia State Senate, District 34 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||John Chapman "Chap" Petersen Incumbent||59.8%||23,662|
Culipher's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Cut Your Commute
- Excerpt: "Because Northern Virginia is the economic engine of The Commonwealth, it is in everyone’s interest to Cut Your Commute. As your state senator I will work to reduce your commute, so you can get to work and then get on home, faster."
- Cut Your Taxes
- Excerpt: "As Senator for the 34th District, I will not support – and will aggressively oppose – any state tax increase upon the hard-working commuters of Northern Virginia."
- For Your Family
- Excerpt: "As your State Senator, I will champion your family budget, by using your tax dollars wisely, insisting on excellence, and ensuring that our state university system is a meaningful option for our young people."
- Excerpt: "Governor McDonnell has signed the bi-partisan senate redistricting bill. Ours is one of the TOP FOUR winnable seats; it’s going to be one of the most exciting, and most fun, races in the entire state. This is GREAT news for us!"
Culipher and her husband, Bryan, have three children.