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Jeffrey McWaters
Jeffrey McWaters.jpg
Virginia Senate District 8
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 5
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedJanuary 12, 2010
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Date of birth09/06/1956
Place of birthPaducah, KY
ProfessionRetired business owner
Office website
Campaign website
Jeffrey L. McWaters is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in special election in January 2010.[1]


McWaters received a B.A. in Accounting at the University of Kentucky. In the 1980s, McWaters worked for CIGNA and Earnst & Young. In 1994, he founded AMERIGROUP and served as CEO for until 2007.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, McWaters served on the following committees:


Campaign themes


McWaters' website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs and the Economy
Excerpt: "As your State Senator, he will apply the lessons he learned as CEO of a company that brought 1,700 jobs and $5 billion in revenue to the Virginia Beach area."
  • Second Amendment
Excerpt: "Jeff McWaters is a life-long sportsman and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment."
  • Right to Life
Excerpt: "Jeff McWaters believes in the words of the Declaration of Independence—that the right to life is "unalienable"—and that it ought to be legally protected from conception to grave."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Healthcare reform is the signature issue of Jeff McWater’s State Senate campaign. He has spent his professional career facilitating cost-effective changes that provide more people better coverage using fewer government dollars.
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Jeff understands that a solution will require creative new thinking, the rejection of political blame games and a willingness to make tough choices. Nice-sounding platitudes will not get the job done. Jeff has developed a six-part plan to address our transportation failures with a special emphasis on the needs of Hampton Roads."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As a State Senator, Jeff will work hard to ensure that Virginia’s education system is second-to-none. In fact, with a mom, wife and daughter who have all served as teachers, it’s fair to say that the importance of this issue is in his blood.
  • Taxes & Spending
Excerpt: "Jeff believes that small government and low taxes leave room for a robust private sector."[2]



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, McWaters won re-election to District 8 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[3]


On Jan. 12, 2010, Mcwaters won election to the 8th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Bill Fleming (D).[4]

Virginia Senate, District 8 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jeffrey McWaters (R) 8,052 78.58%
Bill Fleming (D) 2,185 21.32%

Campaign donors


In 2011, McWaters received $443,748 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeffrey McWaters's campaign in 2011
Double Nickel Properties LLC$50,000
The Pond LLC$49,500
McWaters, Mr Jeffrey$12,617
McWaters, Mr Jeffrey$10,000
White Knight Investments LLC$10,000
Total Raised in 2011 $443,748


McWaters was born in Paducah, Kentucky. McWaters is a member of the Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, where he serves as an elder.

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Preceded by
Ken Stolle
Virginia Senate District 8
Succeeded by