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  |Tenure = 2011 - Present  
 
  |Tenure = 2011 - Present  
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  |Base salary = $17,640/year
 
  |Base salary = $17,640/year
  |Per diem = $135/day
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  |Per diem = $170/day
 
  |Pension =
 
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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  |First elected = [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011|March 8, 2011]]
 
  |First elected = [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011|March 8, 2011]]
 
  |Term limits =
 
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Next election = November 3, 2015
 
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  |Religion = Baptist
 
  |Religion = Baptist
  |Office website = http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/e9aad413a7fb70148525753500577404?OpenDocument
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  |Office website = http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/593fe5f34034064c85257b6400456924?OpenDocument
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.gordonhelsel.com/index.aspx
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.gordonhelsel.com/index.aspx
 
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Gordon C. Helsel, Jr.''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 91|District 91]]. He was first elected to the chamber in a [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011|2011 special election]] on March 8, 2011.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/55A6067B-FA6A-4220-8D40-3B7B8D61F1DD/Unofficial/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections Results'', "House District 24," March 8, 2011]</ref> Helsel filled the vacancy created when [[Tom Gear]] (R) resigned due to personal health problems and health problems in his family.
{{tnr}}'''Gordon Helsel''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 91. Helsel won [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011|the 2011 special election]] on March 8, 2011.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/55A6067B-FA6A-4220-8D40-3B7B8D61F1DD/Unofficial/8_s.shtml Virginia State Board of Elections Results, House District 24, March 8, 2011]</ref> Helsel filled the vacancy created when [[Tom Gear]] (R) resigned due to personal health problems and health problems in his family.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Helsel served on the following committees:
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Helsel served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Helsel served on the following committees:
* [[General Laws Committee, Virginia House of Representatives|General Laws]]
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* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
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==Elections==  
 
==Elections==  
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Helsel is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 91. Helsel ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Helsel won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 91. Helsel ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Republican]] Primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Helsel won re-election to District 91 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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On November 8, 2011, Helsel won re-election to District 91 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "November 2011 General Election Official Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2011 special election===
 
===2011 special election===
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2011]]; [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2011]]; [[Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011]]''
  
Helsel ran unopposed in the special election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/55A6067B-FA6A-4220-8D40-3B7B8D61F1DD/Unofficial/8_s.shtml Virginia State Board of Elections Results, House District 24, March 8, 2011]</ref>
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Helsel ran unopposed in the special election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/55A6067B-FA6A-4220-8D40-3B7B8D61F1DD/Unofficial/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections Results'', "House District 24," March 8, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Helsel received $83,858 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Helsel received $83,858 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
 
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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates#Standing committees|Virginia House of Delegates Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
  
 
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* [http://www.gordonhelsel.com/index.aspx Campaign Site]
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*[http://www.gordonhelsel.com/index.aspx Campaign Site]
* [http://twitter.com/gordonhelsel Official Twitter Page]
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*[http://twitter.com/gordonhelsel Official Twitter Page]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/e9aad413a7fb70148525753500577404?OpenDocument House website]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/593fe5f34034064c85257b6400456924?OpenDocument House website]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000146/gordon-c-helsel-jr/ Profile from Open States]
  
 
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Gordon Helsel
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Virginia House of Delegates District 91
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedMarch 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday01/09/1947
Place of birthHampton, VA
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Gordon C. Helsel, Jr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 91. He was first elected to the chamber in a 2011 special election on March 8, 2011.[1] Helsel filled the vacancy created when Tom Gear (R) resigned due to personal health problems and health problems in his family.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Helsel served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
General laws
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Science and Technology

2012-2013

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

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Helsel won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 91. Helsel ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican Primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[2]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Helsel won re-election to District 91 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[3]

2011 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Virginia state legislative special elections, 2011

Helsel ran unopposed in the special election.[4]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Helsel received $83,858 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Gordon Helsel's campaign in 2011
Unitemized Cash Contributions$3,226
Martin, John I$3,000
Vadpac$3,000
Martin, John I$3,000
Biagas, John F$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $83,858

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