Joe T. May

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Joe T. May
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Virginia House of Delegates District 33
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 21
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sElectrical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1955-1958
Date of birth06/08/1937
Place of birthBroadway, VA
ReligionChurch of the Brethren
Office website
Campaign website
Joe T. May is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 33 since 1994.


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.



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.[1]


May shared his thoughts on the 2011 redistricting process in Virgina.[2]

Committee assignments


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


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.[3]



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. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.


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.[4]


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. [5]

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

Campaign donors


In 2011, May received $132,220 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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


The top 5 donors to May's 2009 campaign:[7]

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



In 2013, May's endorsements include the following:[8]


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. [9]

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