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Revision as of 19:18, 8 November 2011

Jeffrey McWaters
Jeffrey McWaters.jpg
Virginia Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 12, 2010
First electedJanuary 12, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Personal
Birthday09/06/1956
Place of birthPaducah, KY
ProfessionRetired business owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jeffrey McWaters is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate. He has been a Senator since 2010, representing the 8th district. McWaters won a special election in Jan. 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, a company a served as CEO for until 2007.

In addition to serving as senator McWaters is also a member of the Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, where he serves as an elder.

Committee assignments

District 8

McWaters represents Virginia Senate District 8. Senate District 8 includes the eastern half of Virginia Beach(part).

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

McWaters is running for re-election to the District 8 seat of the Virginia State Senate. He won unopposed in the August 23 primary and is running unopposed in the November 8 general election.

2010

On Jan. 12, 2010, Mcwaters won election to the 8th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Bill Fleming (D). [2]

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%

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

McWaters' campaign website lists the following issues:

  • 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."
  • Health Care
Excerpt: "Health Care 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."[3]

Personal

McWaters was born in Paducah, Kentucky.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Stolle
Virginia Senate District 8
2010-present
Succeeded by
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