|Virginia House of Delegates District 5|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Patrick Henry High School|
|Bachelor's||Emory & Henry College|
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, O'Quinn served on the following committees:
O'Quinn's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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."
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."
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."
O'Quinn is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 5. O'Quinn ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 5 General Election, 2011|
In 2011, O'Quinn received $112,887 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
O'Quinn and his wife, Emily, reside in Bristol, Virginia.
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