John Cosgrove

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John Cosgrove
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Virginia House of Delegates District 78
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/day
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday06/07/1954
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
ProfessionAerospace Engineer
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
John Cosgrove is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 78 since 2002.

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

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • 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]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Cosgrove is running for re-election to the District 78 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be unopposed in the November 8 general election.

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Cosgrove was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [3]

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

Issues

Campaign themes

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."[4]

Campaign donors

2009

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

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

Personal

Cosgrove and his wife, Sue, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 78
2002–present
Succeeded by
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