Kathy Byron

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Kathy Byron
Kathy Byron.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 22
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 17
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
Date of birth09/05/1953
Place of birthAbington, PA
ProfessionCo-owner, B & B Presentations, Inc.
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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

Committee assignments


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


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



  • 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


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."

  • Health Care

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."


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."

  • Health Care

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."



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


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]


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


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
Nvtc Tech PAC$5,000
Virginia Bankers Association$4,810
Virginia Credit Union League$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $154,432


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


Byron and her husband, Jack, have three children.

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