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{{TOCnestright}}'''Mark L. Cole''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 88 since 2002.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Mark L. Cole''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001.
  
Prior to his election to the House, Cole served on the Board of Supervisors of [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania County]] from 2000-2002. He currently works as a Systems Analyst/Project Manager, and served in the United States Navy.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50950 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Cole]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Cole served on the Board of Supervisors of [[Spotsylvania County, Virginia|Spotsylvania County]] from 2000 to 2002. He worked as a Systems Analyst/Project Manager, and served in the United States Navy.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=50950 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Cole]</ref>
  
 
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
Delegate Cole's official website lists his major legislative accomplishments as: "Fought for transportation solutions, cracked down on illegal immigration, supporting our military and veterans, improving education, balancing the state budget, protecting families, supporting law enforcement and emergency services, and defending constitutional rights."<Ref>[http://www.geocities.com/courtland00/MarkColeIssues.html Delegate Mark Cole ''On the Issues'']</Ref>
 
 
 
===2011 redistricting===
 
===2011 redistricting===
 
 
After the 2010 Census results were compiled, the General Assembly's Joint Reapportionment Committee chose to share the process on the Internet and allow Virginia voters to leave comments. Virginians will get to comment on how their district lines are drawn through a Web site that allows them to check out the new district maps and voice any concerns.
 
After the 2010 Census results were compiled, the General Assembly's Joint Reapportionment Committee chose to share the process on the Internet and allow Virginia voters to leave comments. Virginians will get to comment on how their district lines are drawn through a Web site that allows them to check out the new district maps and voice any concerns.
  
“We’ll certainly consider any input anyone provides us,” said Del. [[Mark Cole]], R- Fredericksburg.
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“We’ll certainly consider any input anyone provides us,” said Cole.
 
   
 
   
 
The Joint Reapportionment Committee met in Richmond to rough out the details of setting up a system to handle 2011 redistricting, when local, state and congressional district lines will be redrawn to reflect the results of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/2588/redistricting-plans-comments-go-to-the-web/ "Redistricting plans, comments go to the Web," ''Virginia Statehouse News'', December 22, 2010]</ref>
 
The Joint Reapportionment Committee met in Richmond to rough out the details of setting up a system to handle 2011 redistricting, when local, state and congressional district lines will be redrawn to reflect the results of the 2010 Census.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/2588/redistricting-plans-comments-go-to-the-web/ "Redistricting plans, comments go to the Web," ''Virginia Statehouse News'', December 22, 2010]</ref>
 
 
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* HB 2528 Disposition of firearms; no participation in program if individuals are given valuable in exchange.
 
* HB 2528 Disposition of firearms; no participation in program if individuals are given valuable in exchange.
 
* HB 2544 Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference less than 5% of total vote cast.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H142C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
* HB 2544 Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference less than 5% of total vote cast.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H142C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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Delegate Cole's official website lists his major legislative accomplishments as: "Fought for transportation solutions, cracked down on illegal immigration, supporting our military and veterans, improving education, balancing the state budget, protecting families, supporting law enforcement and emergency services, and defending constitutional rights."<ref>[http://www.geocities.com/courtland00/MarkColeIssues.html Delegate Mark Cole ''On the Issues'']</eef>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Cole is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 88.  Cole ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary and is challenged by [[Kathleen O'Halloran|Kathleen O'Halloran (D)]] in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Cole is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 88.  Cole ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Republican]] primary and is challenged by [[Kathleen O'Halloran|Kathleen O'Halloran]] ([[Democratic|D]]) in the general election, which takes place on November 5, 2013.
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Cole won re-election to District 88 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. He obtained the GOP nomination 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>
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On November 8, 2011, Cole won re-election to District 88 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. He obtained the GOP nomination 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===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Cole 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, Cole 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 2011, Cole received $53,301 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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In 2011, Cole received $53,301 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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The top 5 donors to Cole's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114537 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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Listed below are the top five donors to Cole's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114537 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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Revision as of 13:17, 20 September 2013

Mark Cole
Mark Cole.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 88
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday06/06/1958
Place of birthLouisville, KY
ProfessionSystems Analyst/Project Manager
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Mark L. Cole is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 88. He was first elected to the chamber in 2001.

Biography

Cole served on the Board of Supervisors of Spotsylvania County from 2000 to 2002. He worked as a Systems Analyst/Project Manager, and served in the United States Navy.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

2011 redistricting

After the 2010 Census results were compiled, the General Assembly's Joint Reapportionment Committee chose to share the process on the Internet and allow Virginia voters to leave comments. Virginians will get to comment on how their district lines are drawn through a Web site that allows them to check out the new district maps and voice any concerns.

“We’ll certainly consider any input anyone provides us,” said Cole.

The Joint Reapportionment Committee met in Richmond to rough out the details of setting up a system to handle 2011 redistricting, when local, state and congressional district lines will be redrawn to reflect the results of the 2010 Census.[2]

2010-2011

  • HB 1666 Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals.
  • HB 2528 Disposition of firearms; no participation in program if individuals are given valuable in exchange.
  • HB 2544 Election recounts; losing candidate may initiate when difference less than 5% of total vote cast.[3]

Campaign themes

2011

Delegate Cole's official website lists his major legislative accomplishments as: "Fought for transportation solutions, cracked down on illegal immigration, supporting our military and veterans, improving education, balancing the state budget, protecting families, supporting law enforcement and emergency services, and defending constitutional rights."Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Cole was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 88 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Cole (R) 15,925

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Cole received $53,301 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mark Cole's campaign in 2011
Dominion$2,000
Altria$1,500
JRM$1,450
Bowman Co$1,400
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2011 $53,301

2009

Listed below are the top five donors to Cole's 2009 campaign:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Bankers Association $2,000
Anderson Financial Services DBA LoanMax $2,000
Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association $1,750
Altria $1,500
Virginia Dental Association $1,500

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