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  |Name = Kathy Byron
  political position  = Virginia House of Delegates District 22 |
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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 22
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  |Tenure = 1998 - Present
  political party     = [[Republican]] |
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  |Term ends = January 13, 2016
  profession          = Co-owner, B & B Presentations, Inc. |
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|Assumed office = 1998
  website             = [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/733ad8dd3020674685257535005773c5?OpenDocument House site] |
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Kathy J. Byron''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997.  
  
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==Biography==
 
Byron is the co-owner of B&B Presentations, Incorporated.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=24918 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Byron]</ref>
 
Byron is the co-owner of B&B Presentations, Incorporated.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=24918 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Byron]</ref>
 
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|{{#ev:youtube|ISv-wonpQP0|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Delegate Byron speaking on the House floor</span>
 
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==Issue positions==
 
On her official website Byron explains her priority issues:<Ref>[http://www.kathybyron.com/issues.shtml Delegate Kathy Byron ''Issues'']</ref>
 
*Economic Development - "I've gotten funding for workforce training to give our folks the tools they need and I'm focusing on helping to bring new industry to Campbell and Bedford counties."
 
*Education - "Our children deserve safe schools that focus on fundamentals like reading, math and science.  In addition, I support accountability for schools to ensure no child gets left behind."
 
*Health Care - "Patients and their doctors, not bureaucratic bean-counters, should make treatment decisions."
 
*Public Safety - "I've worked hard to crack down on crime - especially crime against our children...We must strengthen public safety in our communities so we can deal with the new threats that face our citizens."
 
*Taxes - "We don't need tax increases in order to fund important government functions like education, public safety and transportation. I will continue to support funding vital services while working to keep taxes low."
 
*Traditional Values - "I've stood up to the liberals and defended our traditional values. From sponsoring legislation cracking down on child pornographers to supporting bills protecting human life and a moment of silence in our schools, I have fought for our values of faith in God, personal integrity and stronger families."
 
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2012-2013===
*[[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]] (Chair)
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In the 2012-2013 session, Byron served on the following committees:
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* [[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]], ''Chair''
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Byron served on the following committees:
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*[[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]], ''Chair''
 
*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
 
*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
 
**Subcommittee #2
 
**Subcommittee #2
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**Special Subcommittee on Energy  
 
**Special Subcommittee on Energy  
  
===Sponsored legislation===  
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==Issues==
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===Sponsored legislation===  
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====2010-2011==== 
 
* HB 2125 Zoning; person to post sign notifying public of place & time of public hearing regarding property.
 
* HB 2125 Zoning; person to post sign notifying public of place & time of public hearing regarding property.
 
* HB 2126 Employing illegal aliens; relocate provision requiring cancellation of limited liability companies.  
 
* HB 2126 Employing illegal aliens; relocate provision requiring cancellation of limited liability companies.  
* HB 2127 Bank accounts, minors'; authorizes bank to establish deposit account in which minors are sole owner. <ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H115C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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* HB 2127 Bank accounts, minors'; authorizes bank to establish deposit account in which minors are sole owner.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H115C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Byron’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.kathybyron.com/issues.shtml ''Delegate Kathy Byron'', "Delegate Byron's Stance On The Issues," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Economic Development
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Excerpt: "I am committed to fighting for policies that keep business regulations to a minimum, allowing our businesses to flourish and grow, and create more jobs for Virginians."
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "To ensure that the educational needs of every child are being met, I support strong performance accountability standards for our schools. One size does not fit all when it comes to educating a child, so I support initiatives that will allow parents greater choice in selecting educational options for their children."
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*'''Healthcare
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Excerpt: "I am adamantly opposed to President Obama’s federal takeover of our health care. Health care proposals based on bureaucracy and one-size-fits-all approaches diminish the quality of care and decrease affordability. Further, government control over our health care tramples upon the rights of individuals and families."
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*'''Public Safety
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Excerpt: "I have been a leader in promoting legislation that keeps up with the changing nature of crime, including cyber-crime. I have successfully sponsored multiple measures to protect citizens from the growing crime of identity theft, making Virginia a national model in fighting this growing crime."
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*'''Taxes
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Excerpt: "Virginia’s taxes are not too low, and I have been a consistent and steadfast voice against raising them. Higher taxes are intended to fund a larger, more intrusive government, and I have opposed efforts to raise taxes. We don’t need tax increases in order to fund essential government functions like education, public safety and transportation."
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====2011====
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Byron’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.kathybyron.com/issues.shtml ''Delegate Kathy Byron'' ''Issues'']</ref>
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*'''Economic Development
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Excerpt: "I've gotten funding for workforce training to give our folks the tools they need and I'm focusing on helping to bring new industry to Campbell and Bedford counties."
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*'''Education
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Excerpt: "Our children deserve safe schools that focus on fundamentals like reading, math and science.  In addition, I support accountability for schools to ensure no child gets left behind."
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*'''Healthcare
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Excerpt: "Patients and their doctors, not bureaucratic bean-counters, should make treatment decisions."
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*'''Public Safety
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Excerpt: "I've worked hard to crack down on crime - especially crime against our children...We must strengthen public safety in our communities so we can deal with the new threats that face our citizens."
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*'''Taxes
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Excerpt: "We don't need tax increases in order to fund important government functions like education, public safety and transportation. I will continue to support funding vital services while working to keep taxes low."
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*'''Traditional Values
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Excerpt: "I've stood up to the liberals and defended our traditional values. From sponsoring legislation cracking down on child pornographers to supporting bills protecting human life and a moment of silence in our schools, I have fought for our values of faith in God, personal integrity and stronger families."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Byron won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 22.  Byron ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Republican]] primary.  She defeated [[Katherine Webb Cyphert]] (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 22 General Election
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|candidate2 = Katherine Webb Cyphert
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|votes2 = 7612
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|votes3= 38
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
Byron is running for re-election to the District 22 seat of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  She is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.
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On November 8, 2011, Byron won re-election to District 22 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  She was uncontested 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/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Kathy was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She ran unopposed. <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, Kathy was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She ran unopposed.<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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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Byron received $154,432 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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|org1 = Intuit
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|org2 = Nvtc Tech PAC
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|org3 = Virginia Bankers Association
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|org4 = Verizon
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|org5 = Virginia Credit Union League
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|orgdonor1 = 5,000
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|orgdonor2 = 5,000
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|orgdonor3 = 4,810
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|orgdonor4 = 4,500
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===2009===
 
===2009===
The top 5 donors to Byron's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113904 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top five donors to Byron's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113904 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
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Byron and her husband, Jack, have three children.
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.kathybyron.com/ Delegate Kathy Byron official website]
 
*[http://www.kathybyron.com/ Delegate Kathy Byron official website]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/733ad8dd3020674685257535005773c5?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Byron]  
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/3060c53e7a44698a85257b64004568e6?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Byron]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000054/kathy-j-byron/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=24918 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=24918 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=24918 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=24918 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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Kathy Byron
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Virginia House of Delegates District 22
Incumbent
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 16
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday09/05/1953
Place of birthAbington, PA
ProfessionCo-owner, B & B Presentations, Inc.
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Kathy J. Byron is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 22. She was first elected to the chamber in 1997.

Biography

Byron is the co-owner of B&B Presentations, Incorporated.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

2010-2011

  • HB 2125 Zoning; person to post sign notifying public of place & time of public hearing regarding property.
  • HB 2126 Employing illegal aliens; relocate provision requiring cancellation of limited liability companies.
  • HB 2127 Bank accounts, minors'; authorizes bank to establish deposit account in which minors are sole owner.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

Byron’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Economic Development

Excerpt: "I am committed to fighting for policies that keep business regulations to a minimum, allowing our businesses to flourish and grow, and create more jobs for Virginians."

  • Education

Excerpt: "To ensure that the educational needs of every child are being met, I support strong performance accountability standards for our schools. One size does not fit all when it comes to educating a child, so I support initiatives that will allow parents greater choice in selecting educational options for their children."

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "I am adamantly opposed to President Obama’s federal takeover of our health care. Health care proposals based on bureaucracy and one-size-fits-all approaches diminish the quality of care and decrease affordability. Further, government control over our health care tramples upon the rights of individuals and families."

  • Public Safety

Excerpt: "I have been a leader in promoting legislation that keeps up with the changing nature of crime, including cyber-crime. I have successfully sponsored multiple measures to protect citizens from the growing crime of identity theft, making Virginia a national model in fighting this growing crime."

  • Taxes

Excerpt: "Virginia’s taxes are not too low, and I have been a consistent and steadfast voice against raising them. Higher taxes are intended to fund a larger, more intrusive government, and I have opposed efforts to raise taxes. We don’t need tax increases in order to fund essential government functions like education, public safety and transportation."

2011

Byron’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Economic Development

Excerpt: "I've gotten funding for workforce training to give our folks the tools they need and I'm focusing on helping to bring new industry to Campbell and Bedford counties."

  • Education

Excerpt: "Our children deserve safe schools that focus on fundamentals like reading, math and science. In addition, I support accountability for schools to ensure no child gets left behind."

  • Healthcare

Excerpt: "Patients and their doctors, not bureaucratic bean-counters, should make treatment decisions."

  • Public Safety

Excerpt: "I've worked hard to crack down on crime - especially crime against our children...We must strengthen public safety in our communities so we can deal with the new threats that face our citizens."

  • Taxes

Excerpt: "We don't need tax increases in order to fund important government functions like education, public safety and transportation. I will continue to support funding vital services while working to keep taxes low."

  • Traditional Values

Excerpt: "I've stood up to the liberals and defended our traditional values. From sponsoring legislation cracking down on child pornographers to supporting bills protecting human life and a moment of silence in our schools, I have fought for our values of faith in God, personal integrity and stronger families."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Byron won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 22. Byron ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican primary. She defeated Katherine Webb Cyphert (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 22 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKathy Byron Incumbent 66.3% 15,025
     Democratic Katherine Webb Cyphert 33.6% 7,612
     Other Write-in 0.2% 38
Total Votes 22,675

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Byron won re-election to District 22 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[6]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Kathy was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She ran unopposed.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 22 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kathy Byron (R) 18,107

Delegate Byron speaking on the House floor

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Byron received $154,432 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kathy Byron's campaign in 2011
Intuit$5,000
Nvtc Tech PAC$5,000
Virginia Bankers Association$4,810
Verizon$4,500
Virginia Credit Union League$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $154,432

2009

The top five donors to Byron's 2009 campaign:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Bankers Assoc $5,652
Verizon $5,000
Virginia Credit Union League $4,500
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield $3,500
Time Warner $3,000

Personal

Byron and her husband, Jack, have three children.

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