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|Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Israel O'Quinn''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 5. He was first elected in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Israel D. O'Quinn''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 5|District 5]]. He was first elected to the chamber in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].  
  
O'Quinn has previously worked in the office of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and as the executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia's Victory campaign.
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==Biography==
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O'Quinn graduated from Emory & Henry College with a degree in political science and history. Prior to attending college, he went to Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, VA.
  
O'Quinn graduated from Emory & Henry College with a degree in political science and history.
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O'Quinn has previously worked in the office of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and as the executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia's Victory campaign. He is a former Commissioner on the Virginia Tobacco Commission and a Board member of the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, O'Quinn served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 =Commerce and Labor
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|Committee2 = Militia, Police and Public Safety
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|Committee3 = Privileges and Elections
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, O'Quinn served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, O'Quinn served on the following committees:
* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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* [[Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee, Virginia House|Militia, Police and Public Safety]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia House|Privileges and Elections]]
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|Committee1 =Finance
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|Committee2 = Militia, Police and Public Safety
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2011====
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O'Quinn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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*'''Agriculture
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Excerpt: "If elected, Israel plans to host an agriculture conference at which farmers, vendors and all of Virginia’s agricultural resources can connect and learn best practices.  The Commonwealth of Virginia should be there to help the agriculture community, not over-regulate them and choke them to death."
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "A great education begins with great teachers, and that is why we must recruit and retain the very best educators.  To be able to retain those teachers, we must raise Virginia’s teacher pay to the national average. While times are tight now, Education must remain as one of our top priorities."
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*'''Energy
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Excerpt: "Many people throughout the 5th District are employed by a variety of energy companies.  While there are those in Washington, DC who would love to shut the energy sector down, their sentiments are extremely misguided.  Not only would they put thousands of Southwest Virginians out of work, they would make our electric bills skyrocket.  Israel will fight the federal cap and trade legislation that would devastate our economy."
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*'''Fiscal Responsibility
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Excerpt: "Virginia is a pay-as-you-go state, which has saved us from the problems facing many states such as California or New Jersey.  We live under a biennial budget and the General Assembly cannot adjourn until that budget is balanced.  Once it is balanced, state government cannot exceed its boundaries.  Israel believes that is exactly how the budget should work."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
O'Quinn 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 5.  O'Quinn ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican PrimaryThe general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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O'Quinn won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 5.  O'Quinn ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican primaryHe 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, O'Quinn won election to District 5 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 GOP primary and defeated [[Michael Osborne]] (I) 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, O'Quinn won election to District 5 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 GOP primary and defeated [[Michael Osborne]] (I) 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>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, O'Quinn received $112,887 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, O'Quinn received $112,887 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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==Issues==
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==Scorecards==
===Campaign themes===
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
O'Quinn's website lists the following:
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==Endorsements==
 
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===2011===
*'''Agriculture
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In 2011, O'Quinn’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.oquinnfordelegate.com/endorsements ''Israel O'Quinn, Delegate'', "Endorsements," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref>
Excerpt: "If elected, Israel plans to host an agriculture conference at which farmers, vendors and all of Virginia’s agricultural resources can connect and learn best practices.  The Commonwealth of Virginia should be there to help the agriculture community, not over-regulate them and choke them to death."
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* [[Bob McDonnell]], [[Governor of Virginia]]
 
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* [[Bill Bolling]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Virginia]]
*'''Education
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* [[Ken Cuccinelli]], [[Attorney General of Virginia]]
Excerpt: "A great education begins with great teachers, and that is why we must recruit and retain the very best educators.  To be able to retain those teachers, we must raise Virginia’s teacher pay to the national average. While times are tight now, Education must remain as one of our top priorities."
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* National Rifle Association of America
 
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* National Federation of Independent Businesses
*'''Energy
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* Southwest Virginia Firefighter's Association
Excerpt: "Many people throughout the 5th District are employed by a variety of energy companies.  While there are those in Washington, DC who would love to shut the energy sector down, their sentiments are extremely misguided.  Not only would they put thousands of Southwest Virginians out of work, they would make our electric bills skyrocket.  Israel will fight the federal cap and trade legislation that would devastate our economy."
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* Virginia Farm Bureau
 
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*'''Fiscal Responsibility
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Excerpt: "Virginia is a pay-as-you-go state, which has saved us from the problems facing many states such as California or New Jersey.  We live under a biennial budget and the General Assembly cannot adjourn until that budget is balanced.  Once it is balanced, state government cannot exceed its boundaries.  Israel believes that is exactly how the budget should work."
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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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]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/71a17513902e60b285257535005773b8?OpenDocument House website]
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/fb3d2ce9046e7fd085257b64004568d9?OpenDocument House website]
* [http://www.oquinnfordelegate.com/virginia-values Campaign website]
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* [http://www.oquinnfordelegate.com/biography Campaign website]
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* [http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000164/israel-d-oquinn/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134667 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134667 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [https://www.facebook.com/israeloquinn O'Quinn's Facebook page]
  
 
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Israel O'Quinn
Israel O'Quinn.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 5
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolPatrick Henry High School
Bachelor'sEmory & Henry College
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Israel D. O'Quinn is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Biography

O'Quinn graduated from Emory & Henry College with a degree in political science and history. Prior to attending college, he went to Patrick Henry High School in Glade Spring, VA.

O'Quinn has previously worked in the office of Attorney General Jerry Kilgore and as the executive director of the Republican Party of Virginia's Victory campaign. He is a former Commissioner on the Virginia Tobacco Commission and a Board member of the Virginia Public Safety Foundation.

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, O'Quinn served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Commerce and Labor
Militia, Police and Public Safety
Privileges and Elections

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, O'Quinn served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

O'Quinn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Agriculture

Excerpt: "If elected, Israel plans to host an agriculture conference at which farmers, vendors and all of Virginia’s agricultural resources can connect and learn best practices. The Commonwealth of Virginia should be there to help the agriculture community, not over-regulate them and choke them to death."

  • Education

Excerpt: "A great education begins with great teachers, and that is why we must recruit and retain the very best educators. To be able to retain those teachers, we must raise Virginia’s teacher pay to the national average. While times are tight now, Education must remain as one of our top priorities."

  • Energy

Excerpt: "Many people throughout the 5th District are employed by a variety of energy companies. While there are those in Washington, DC who would love to shut the energy sector down, their sentiments are extremely misguided. Not only would they put thousands of Southwest Virginians out of work, they would make our electric bills skyrocket. Israel will fight the federal cap and trade legislation that would devastate our economy."

  • Fiscal Responsibility

Excerpt: "Virginia is a pay-as-you-go state, which has saved us from the problems facing many states such as California or New Jersey. We live under a biennial budget and the General Assembly cannot adjourn until that budget is balanced. Once it is balanced, state government cannot exceed its boundaries. Israel believes that is exactly how the budget should work."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

O'Quinn won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 5. O'Quinn ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[1]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, O'Quinn won election to District 5 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 GOP primary and defeated Michael Osborne (I) in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 5 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIsrael O'Quinn 69.5% 12,166
     Independent Michael Osborne 30.5% 5,338
Total Votes 17,504

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, O'Quinn received $112,887 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Israel O'Quinn's campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$5,442
Howell For Delegate$5,000
Alpha Natural Resources$5,000
Smith, Steven C$5,000
Gilliam Jr, Marvin W$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $112,887
Total Votes received in 2011 12,166
Cost of each vote received $9.28

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Virginia

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Virginia scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.

Endorsements

2011

In 2011, O'Quinn’s endorsements included the following:[4]

Personal

O'Quinn and his wife, Emily, reside in Bristol, Virginia.

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Preceded by
Bill Carrico
Virginia House of Delegates District 5
2012–present
Succeeded by
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