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name                = Jeffrey McWaters |
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  |Name = Jeffrey McWaters
political position  = Virginia Senate District 8 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Virginia Senate District 8
assumed office      = 2010 |
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term ends           = January 11, 2012 |
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  |Tenure = 2010 - Present
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2016
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  |Assumed office = 2010
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jeffrey McWaters''' is a [[Republican Party|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.<ref>[http://hamptonroads.com/2010/01/republican-mcwaters-easily-wins-state-senate-seat McWaters wins special election]</ref>
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Jeffrey L. McWaters''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]], representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in special election in January 2010.<ref>[http://hamptonroads.com/2010/01/republican-mcwaters-easily-wins-state-senate-seat McWaters wins special election]</ref>
  
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.
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==Biography==
 
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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.
In addition to serving as senator McWaters is also a member of the Trinity Church in Virginia Beach, where he serves as an elder.  
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, McWaters served on the following committees:
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*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor Committee]]
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*[[Education and Health Committee, Virginia Senate|Education and Health]]
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*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
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*[[Transportation Committee, Virginia Senate|Transportation]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, McWaters served on the following committees:
 
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
 
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]]
 
*[[Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee, Virginia Senate|Rehabilitation and Social Services]]
 
*[[Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee, Virginia Senate|Rehabilitation and Social Services]]
 
*[[Transportation Committee, Virginia Senate|Transportation]]
 
*[[Transportation Committee, Virginia Senate|Transportation]]
  
==District 8==
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==Issues==
McWaters represents Virginia Senate District 8. Senate District 8 includes the eastern half of [[Sunshinereview:Virginia Beach, Virginia|Virginia Beach]](part).
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===Campaign themes===
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====2011====
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McWaters' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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*'''Jobs and the Economy
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: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."
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*'''Second Amendment
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:Excerpt:  "Jeff McWaters is a life-long sportsman and a strong supporter of the Second Amendment."
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*'''Right to Life
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: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."
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*'''Health Care
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: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.
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*'''Transportation
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: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."
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*'''Education
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: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.
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*'''Taxes & Spending
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:Excerpt:  "Jeff believes that small government and low taxes leave room for a robust private sector."<ref>[http://www.jeffmcwaters.com/issues.php Jeffrey McWaters' campaign website, Issues]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate 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 is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.
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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.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/7_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
  
 
===2010===
 
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| align="center" | 21.32%
 
| align="center" | 21.32%
 
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, McWaters received $443,748 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Virginia State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 443,748
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|total votes =
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|org1 = Double Nickel Properties LLC
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|org2 = The Pond LLC
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|org3 = McWaters, Mr Jeffrey
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|org4 = McWaters, Mr Jeffrey
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|org5 = White Knight Investments LLC
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|orgdonor1 = 50,000
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|orgdonor2 = 49,500
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|orgdonor3 = 12,617
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|orgdonor4 = 10,000
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|orgdonor5 = 10,000
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|}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
McWaters was born in Paducah, Kentucky.  
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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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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
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*[http://www.jeffmcwaters.com/ Jeff McWaters' personal website]
 
*[http://www.jeffmcwaters.com/ Jeff McWaters' personal website]
*[http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/0/a240dd16b17e6987852576aa006ac239?OpenDocument Biography from the Virginia State Legislature]
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*[http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=264 Biography from the Virginia State Legislature]
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=117407 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=117407 Legislative profile from ''Project Vote Smart'']
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=117407 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=117407 Biography from ''Project Vote Smart'']
* [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/7d0d60d59bc2831e85256c0500606b12/a240dd16b17e6987852576aa006ac239?OpenDocument Official State Senate Page]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/jeffreylmcwaters Jeff McWaters on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/jeffreylmcwaters Jeff McWaters on Facebook]
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*[http://twitter.com/#!/jeffmcwaters Jeff McWaters on Twitter]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/McWatersforSenate McWaters For Senate's YouTube Channel]
  
 
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Revision as of 16:32, 24 September 2013

Jeffrey McWaters
Jeffrey McWaters.jpg
Virginia Senate District 8
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Personal
Birthday09/06/1956
Place of birthPaducah, KY
ProfessionRetired business owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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]

Biography

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

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

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."
  • 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."[2]

Elections

2011

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]

2010

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

2011

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

Personal

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
2010-present
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