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Jay Leftwich
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Virginia House of Delegates, District 78
In office
January 8, 2014
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 0
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Chairman, Chesapeake School Board
Bachelor'sJames Madison University, 1985
J.D.T.C. Williams School of Law, 1988
Office website
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James A. "Jay" Leftwich, Jr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 78. He was first elected to the chamber in 2013.


Leftwich graduated from James Madison University in 1985 and T.C. Williams School of Law with a J.D. in 1988. He is a lawyer.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Courts of Justice
Science and Technology



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Leftwich won election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 78. Leftwich entered the race after the June 11 Republican primary to fill the vacancy left on the ballot by incumbent John Cosgrove (R), who left the race to serve in the Virginia State Senate. He defeated Linda Bryant (D) and Dan J. Foster (L) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2][3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 78 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Leftwich 57.1% 13,770
     Democratic Linda Bryant 39.1% 9,430
     Libertarian Dan J. Foster 3.7% 889
     Other Write-in 0.1% 23
Total Votes 24,112



In 2013, Leftwich’s endorsements included the following:

  • The Virginia Farm Bureau[4]

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Preceded by
John Cosgrove (R)
Virginia House of Delegates District 78
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