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Jasper Hendricks, III

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Jasper Hendricks, III
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 60
PartyDemocratic
Education
High schoolPrince Edward County Public Schools
Bachelor'sNorfolk State University
Websites
Campaign website
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Jasper Hendricks, III was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 60 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Hendricks was raised in Farmville and graduated from Prince Edward County Public Schools before earning a bachelor's degree in political science from Norfolk State University. He worked as an advocate and community organizer, serving as the National Director of Youth and College Voter Empowerment at the NAACP, working for three members of Congress, and working at the Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity as Assistant Executive Director.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Hendricks’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Education

Excerpt: "Investing in lifetime education, from early childhood through adulthood. One of our most valuable assets, preparing our children to become responsible adults and citizens, and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to enable the 60th District localities ability to compete in the new economy."

  • Jobs

Excerpt: "Ensuring Access and Opportunity to Quality Jobs in the 60th by working with leaders to create of a business climate characterized by a skilled, well-educated workforce, equitable tax policies, access to affordable, reliable, environmentally sustainable energy, and well-planned transportation and infrastructure in order for our communities to compete for jobs in the global economy."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Hendricks ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 60. Hendricks ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He was defeated by incumbent James Edmunds, II (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 60 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Edmunds, II Incumbent 64.2% 12,806
     Democratic Jasper Hendricks, III 35.6% 7,105
     Other Write-in 0.2% 35
Total Votes 19,946

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent James Edmunds, II (R) chose to seek his third term and ran unopposed in 2009 and 2011, but this rural district only gave a slim margin of victory, about 51 percent of the vote, to presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) in the 2012 election. Hendricks, an activist, had ran for office before and appeared to have attracted a fair amount of attention to his candidacy ahead of the November 2013 election, including an endorsement from Democracy for America. However, Democrats remained at a significant electoral disadvantage in this rural southwestern district.[5][6]

Personal

Hendricks has been a member of the Governance Committee for the Virginia Housing Coalition, the Board of HOPE Community Services, the Board of Directors for the Norfolk State University National Alumni Association, and the Virginia Jaycees.[7]

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