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  |Name = Joe T. May
 
  |Name = Joe T. May
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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 33
 
  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 33
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
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|Current candidacy = Virginia State Senate, District 33
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|Current candidacy election date = January 21, 2014
 
  |Tenure = 1994 - Present  
 
  |Tenure = 1994 - Present  
  |Term ends = January 2012
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  |Term ends = January 8, 2014
 
  |Assumed office = 1994
 
  |Assumed office = 1994
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Per diem = $135/day
 
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  |Last election = November 3, 2009
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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  |First elected = 1993
 
  |First elected = 1993
 
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Next election = [[State legislative special elections, 2014#January 21.2C 2014|January 21, 2014]]
 
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Joe T. May''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 33 since 1994.  
 
{{TOCnestright}}'''Joe T. May''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 33 since 1994.  
  
He sits on the Board of Directors of the 4-H Educational Center, is the President of Foxfield Homeowners Association, and a Board Member of the Virginia Tech Engineering Committee of 100. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5175 Project Vote Smart - Delegate May]</ref>
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May was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid.  His seat will be filled by [[Republican]] [[Dave A. LaRock]].
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On December 3, 2013, May left the Republican party. He cited concerns over party leadership choosing the site of a nominating convention that would keep many voters from participating.<ref>[http://www.ballot-access.org/2013/12/virginia-legislator-leaves-republican-party-will-run-as-an-independent-for-state-senate-if-seat-becomes-vacant/ ''ballot-access.org'', "Virginia Legislator Leaves Republican Party, Will Run as an Independent for State Senate if Seat Becomes Vacant," December 3, 2013]</ref>
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==Biography==
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May received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1962. He founded a technology firm called EIT in 1977, which has since manufactured products used for UV light measurement and railroad safety.
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==Issues==
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===2011===
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====Gas tax====
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May compared opponents of a gas tax hike to homeowners who don’t want to pay their gas or electric bills. May said transportation needs to be treated as a utility, or Virginia isn’t going to compare favorably with her neighbors.
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“I’m concerned when we cross the North Carolina line, we’re going to look like East Berlin if we stay on this track,” May said.<ref>[http://virginia.watchdog.org/1687/vdot-preps-to-extract-more-federal-dollars-than-ever/ "VDOT preps to extract more federal dollars than ever," ''Old Dominion Watchdog'', December 3, 2010]</ref>
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====Redistricting====
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{{#ev:youtube|VglTpS6EGeQ}}
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May shared his thoughts on the 2011 redistricting process in Virgina.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/3564/joe-may-talks-redistricting/ "Joe May talks redistricting," ''Virginia Statehouse News'', April 21, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, May has been appointed to the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 session, May served on the following committees:
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, Virginia House|Appropriations]]
 
* [[Appropriations Committee, Virginia House|Appropriations]]
 
* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
 
* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
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* HB 2426 Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; extends implementation of prohibition.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H59C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
* HB 2426 Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; extends implementation of prohibition.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H59C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
  
==Issues==
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==Elections==
===Gas tax===
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===2014===
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{{VA SD33 2014s}}
  
May compared opponents of a gas tax hike to homeowners who don’t want to pay their gas or electric bills. May said transportation needs to be treated as a utility, or Virginia isn’t going to compare favorably with her neighbors.
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
“I’m concerned when we cross the North Carolina line, we’re going to look like East Berlin if we stay on this track,May said.<ref>[http://virginia.watchdog.org/1687/vdot-preps-to-extract-more-federal-dollars-than-ever/ "VDOT preps to extract more federal dollars than ever," ''Old Dominion Watchdog'', December 3, 2010]</ref>
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May ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 33. May was defeated by [[Dave A. LaRock]] in the June 11 Republican primary.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
  
===Redistricting===
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{{Primary election box 2013
{{#ev:youtube|VglTpS6EGeQ}}
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|Collapse = Yes
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates District 33
May shared his thoughts on the 2011 redistricting process in Virgina.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/3564/joe-may-talks-redistricting/ "Joe May talks redistricting," ''Virginia Statehouse News'', April 21, 2011]</ref>
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|party= Republican
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|winner1 = Dave LaRock
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|Inc2 = Y
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|candidate2 = Joe May
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|votes1 = 2958
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|votes2 = 2201
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}}
  
==Elections==
 
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, May received $132,220 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Virginia House of Delegates
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 132220
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|total votes =
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|org1 = Virginia Auto Dealers Association
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|org2 = Northern Virginia Technology Council
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|org3 = Alpha Natural Resources
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|org4 = The Republican Pary Of Virginia
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|org5 = Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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|orgdonor1 = 9,250
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|orgdonor2 = 7,500
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|orgdonor3 = 6,000
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|orgdonor4 = 5,013
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|orgdonor5 = 3,000
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|}}
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
 
The top 5 donors to May's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113916 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
The top 5 donors to May's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113916 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, May's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.joetmay.com/endorsements/ Joe May for Delegate, Accessed May 6, 2013]</ref>
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* Governor [[George Allen]]
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* Congressman [[Frank Wolf]]
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* Scott York
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* Janet Clark
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* Bob Wertz
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
May and his wife, Susan, have two children.
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May and his wife, Susan, have two children. He sits on the Board of Directors of the 4-H Educational Center, is the President of Foxfield Homeowners Association, and a Board Member of the Virginia Tech Engineering Committee of 100. <ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5175 Project Vote Smart - Delegate May]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5175 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5175 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113916 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95008 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77333 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19420 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4633 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1213 1999]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113916 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95008 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77333 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19420 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4633 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1213 1999]
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*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/jtmay/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/580 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/580 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
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*[https://twitter.com/DelegateJMay Twitter page]
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*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-may/13/501/523 LinkedIn page]
  
 
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Joe T. May
Joe May.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for Virginia State Senate, District 33
General electionJanuary 21, 2014
Current office
Virginia House of Delegates District 33
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyIndependent
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1993
Next generalJanuary 21, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sElectrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1955-1958
Personal
Birthday06/08/1937
Place of birthBroadway, VA
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionChurch of the Brethren
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Joe T. May is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 33 since 1994.

May was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid. His seat will be filled by Republican Dave A. LaRock.

On December 3, 2013, May left the Republican party. He cited concerns over party leadership choosing the site of a nominating convention that would keep many voters from participating.[1]

Biography

May received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1962. He founded a technology firm called EIT in 1977, which has since manufactured products used for UV light measurement and railroad safety.

Issues

2011

Gas tax

May compared opponents of a gas tax hike to homeowners who don’t want to pay their gas or electric bills. May said transportation needs to be treated as a utility, or Virginia isn’t going to compare favorably with her neighbors.

“I’m concerned when we cross the North Carolina line, we’re going to look like East Berlin if we stay on this track,” May said.[2]

Redistricting

May shared his thoughts on the 2011 redistricting process in Virgina.[3]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

  • HB 2421 Freedom of Information Act; definition of public record.
  • HB 2422 Voting equipment; locality that acquired DREs prior to 7-1-07 may temporarily conduct election.
  • HB 2426 Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; extends implementation of prohibition.[4]

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Jennifer Wexton (D) defeated John Whitbeck (R) and Joe T. May (I) in the special election, which took place on January 21.[5][6][7]

The seat was vacant following Mark Herring's (D) election as Attorney General of Virginia.

A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 33 was called for January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 26, 2013.[8]

Virginia State Senate, District 33, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Wexton 52.7% 11,431
     Republican John Whitbeck 37.5% 8,133
     Independent Joe T. May 9.8% 2,117
Total Votes 21,681

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

May ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 33. May was defeated by Dave A. LaRock in the June 11 Republican primary.[9]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, May won re-election to District 33 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[10]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Joe T. May was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He ran unopposed. [11]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 33(2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe T. May (R) 22,489

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, May received $132,220 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[12]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joe T. May's campaign in 2011
Virginia Auto Dealers Association$9,250
Northern Virginia Technology Council$7,500
Alpha Natural Resources$6,000
The Republican Pary Of Virginia$5,013
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $132,220

2009

The top 5 donors to May's 2009 campaign:[13]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $11,500
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $4,150
Northern Virginia Technology Council $4,000
Virginia Bankers Assoc $4,000
Alpha Natural Resources $3,500

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, May's endorsements included the following:[14]

Personal

May and his wife, Susan, have two children. He sits on the Board of Directors of the 4-H Educational Center, is the President of Foxfield Homeowners Association, and a Board Member of the Virginia Tech Engineering Committee of 100. [15]

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1994–present
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