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  |Name = John Cosgrove
 
  |Name = John Cosgrove
 
  |Profile picture =John Cosgrove.jpg
 
  |Profile picture =John Cosgrove.jpg
  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 78
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  |Position = Virginia State Senate, District 14
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
  |Tenure = 2002 - Present  
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  |Tenure = August 2013 - Present  
  |Term ends = January 8, 2014
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2016
  |Assumed office = 2002
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  |Assumed office = 2013
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
  |Political party = Republican
 
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|Base salary = $17,640/year
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|Base salary = $18,000/year
|Per diem = $135/day
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|Per diem = $178/day
 
  |Pension =
 
  |Pension =
  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Last election = [[State legislative special elections, 2013#August 6, 2013|August 6, 2013]]
 
  |Appointed =
 
  |Appointed =
 
  |Appointed by =
 
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  |First elected = 2001
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  |First elected = [[State legislative special elections, 2013#August 6, 2013|August 6, 2013]]
 
  |Term limits =
 
  |Term limits =
  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Next election = [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
  |Prior office =
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  |Prior office = Virginia House of Delegates
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  |Prior office years = 2002 - August 2013
 
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  |Profession = Aerospace Engineer
 
  |Profession = Aerospace Engineer
 
  |Religion = Baptist
 
  |Religion = Baptist
  |Office website = http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/e27f24fd1759af2685257535005773f3?OpenDocument
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  |Office website = http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=299
 
  |Campaign website = http://johncosgrove.org/
 
  |Campaign website = http://johncosgrove.org/
 
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  }}{{tnr}}'''John A. Cosgrove, Jr.''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]], representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on [[State legislative special elections, 2013#August 6, 2013|August 6, 2013]].
{{TOCnestright}}'''John Cosgrove''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 78 since 2002. He is a Senator-elect of the [[Virginia State Senate]] after winning a special election on [[State legislative special elections, 2013#August 6, 2013|August 6, 2013]].
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Since 1987 Cosgrove has worked as an Aerospace Engineering Officer with United States Navy Reserves.  He served on the [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]] City Council from 1998-2000, and as Vice-Mayor from 2000-2001.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50884 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Cosgrove]</ref>
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Cosgrove served in the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 78 from 2002 to August 2013.
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==Biography==
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Since 1987 Cosgrove has worked as an Aerospace Engineering Officer with United States Navy Reserves.  He served on the [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]] City Council from 1998 to 2000, and as Vice-Mayor from 2000 to 2001.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50884 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Cosgrove]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-virginia-leadership-team ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team," December 29, 2011]</ref>
 
 
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
*HB 1703 Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits smoking in certain public buildings, restaurants, etc., exceptions.  
 
*HB 1703 Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits smoking in certain public buildings, restaurants, etc., exceptions.  
* HB 1876 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicle.
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*HB 1876 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicle.
* HB 1877 Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders are entitled thereto.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H143C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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*HB 1877 Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders are entitled thereto.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H143C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2009====
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Cosgrove's official website states that he "has focused his efforts on improving public safety, education, transportation and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, as well as our family values."<ref>[http://johncosgrove.org/?page_id=3 John Cosgrove ''About John'']</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[State legislative special elections, 2013]]''
  
Holmes won election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013|special election]] for [[Virginia State Senate]] District 56. The seat was vacant following [[Harry Blevins]] (R) retirement on August 5. Cosgrove ran upposed after his opponent, [[Kerry B. Holmes]] (D), withdrew prior to the special election that took place on August 6.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/special-election-set-aug-6-for-seat-being-vacated-by-chesapeake-state-senator/2013/04/18/76bf6fb4-a7f6-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html ''washingtonpost.com'', "Special election set Aug. 6 for seat being vacated by Chesapeake state senator," April 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013OfficialCandidateListAugust06013SpecialElection.pdf ''sbe.virginia.gov'', "List of Candidates," accessed June 20, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/06/2904551/cosgrove-wins-va-senate-seat-in.html ''thestate.com'', "Cosgrove wins Va. Senate seat in special election," August 6, 2013]</ref>
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Cosgrove won election in the [[State legislative special elections, 2013|special election]] for [[Virginia State Senate]] District 14. The seat was vacant following [[Harry Blevins]]'s (R) retirement on August 5. Cosgrove ran upposed after his opponent, [[Kerry B. Holmes]] (D), withdrew prior to the special election, which took place on August 6.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/special-election-set-aug-6-for-seat-being-vacated-by-chesapeake-state-senator/2013/04/18/76bf6fb4-a7f6-11e2-9e1c-bb0fb0c2edd9_story.html ''washingtonpost.com'', "Special election set Aug. 6 for seat being vacated by Chesapeake state senator," April 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013OfficialCandidateListAugust06013SpecialElection.pdf ''sbe.virginia.gov'', "List of Candidates," accessed June 20, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.thestate.com/2013/08/06/2904551/cosgrove-wins-va-senate-seat-in.html ''thestate.com'', "Cosgrove wins Va. Senate seat in special election," August 6, 2013]</ref>
  
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Cosgrove ran for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 78.  Cosgrove ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. As he won a special election on August 6 for the Senate seat of [[Harry Blevins]] (R), his house seat will be filled in the general election that takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Cosgrove ran for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 78.  Cosgrove ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Republican]] primary. As he won a special election on August 6 for the Senate seat of [[Harry Blevins]] (R), his house seat will be filled in the general election that took place on November 5, 2013.
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Cosgrove was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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In 2009, Cosgrove was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
  
 
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Cosgrove's official website states that he "has focused his efforts on improving public safety, education, transportation and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, as well as our family values."<ref>[http://johncosgrove.org/?page_id=3 John Cosgrove ''About John'']</ref>
 
  
 
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The top 5 donors to Cosgrove's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113944 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top five donors to Cosgrove's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113944 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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===Presidential preference===
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{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2011/12/mitt-romney-announces-virginia-leadership-team ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team," December 29, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Personal==
 
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*[http://johncosgrove.org/ Delegate John Cosgrove official website]
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*[http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=299 Cosgrove's Senate Office Website]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/e27f24fd1759af2685257535005773f3?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Cosgrove]  
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/e27f24fd1759af2685257535005773f3?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Cosgrove (2012)]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=50884 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=50884 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50884 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50884 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113944 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94924 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77250 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19336 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19611 2001]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113944 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94924 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77250 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19336 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19611 2001]
*[http://www.facebook.com/johncoz Delegate John Cosgrove Facebook profile]
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*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/25075 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
*[http://www.vpap.org:8005/candidates/profile/home/25075 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
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*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/jacosgrove/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/jacosgrove/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
*[http://www.sorenseninstitute.org/boardmembers/john-cosgrove Sorensen Institute profile]
 
  
 
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John Cosgrove
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Virginia State Senate, District 14
Incumbent
In office
August 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 6, 2013
First electedAugust 6, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Virginia House of Delegates
2002 - August 2013
Personal
Birthday06/07/1954
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
ProfessionAerospace Engineer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John A. Cosgrove, Jr. is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on August 6, 2013.

Cosgrove served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 78 from 2002 to August 2013.

Biography

Since 1987 Cosgrove has worked as an Aerospace Engineering Officer with United States Navy Reserves. He served on the Chesapeake City Council from 1998 to 2000, and as Vice-Mayor from 2000 to 2001.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

  • HB 1703 Indoor Clean Air Act; prohibits smoking in certain public buildings, restaurants, etc., exceptions.
  • HB 1876 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicle.
  • HB 1877 Absentee voting; firefighters and other first responders are entitled thereto.[2]

Campaign themes

2009

Cosgrove's official website states that he "has focused his efforts on improving public safety, education, transportation and protecting the Chesapeake Bay, as well as our family values."[3]

Elections

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Cosgrove won election in the special election for Virginia State Senate District 14. The seat was vacant following Harry Blevins's (R) retirement on August 5. Cosgrove ran upposed after his opponent, Kerry B. Holmes (D), withdrew prior to the special election, which took place on August 6.[4][5][6]

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Cosgrove ran for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 78. Cosgrove ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. As he won a special election on August 6 for the Senate seat of Harry Blevins (R), his house seat will be filled in the general election that took place on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Cosgrove won re-election to District 78 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[7]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Cosgrove was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 78 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Cosgrove (R) 17,661

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Cosgrove received $164,256 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Cosgrove's campaign in 2011
Decker Iii, Peter G$5,000
Verizon$4,679
Virginia Automobile Dealers Assoc$4,650
American Electric Power$3,800
Virginia Resort Development PAC$3,500
Total Raised in 2011 $164,256

2009

The top five donors to Cosgrove's 2009 campaign:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association $3,971
Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association $3,800
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Association $3,750
Virginia Bankers Association $3,000
Vada PAC $2,750

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

John Cosgrove endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [11]

Personal

Cosgrove and his wife, Sue, have two children.

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