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|Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 93
 
|Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 93
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|Status = Former Member
|Tenure = 2012-Present
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|Tenure = 2012-2014
|Term ends = January 8, 2014
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|Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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|Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
 
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|First elected = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
 
|First elected = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
 
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|Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael Watson''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 93.  He was first elected in [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|2011]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Michael B. Watson''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 93 from 2012 to 2014.
  
Watson's professional experience includes working as the president of Control Automation Technologies Corp and president of Watson Industries.  He earned his ODU from New River Community College.
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Watson was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid.  His seat was filled by [[Democrat]] [[T. Monty Mason]].
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==Biography==
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Watson earned his O.D.U. from New River Community College. He worked as the president of Control Automation Technologies Corp and president of Watson Industries.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Watson 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 93.  Watson ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary and is challenged by [[T. Monty Mason|T. Monty Mason (D)]] in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Watson ran for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 93.  Watson ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Republican]] Primary.  He was defeated by [[T. Monty Mason]] (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 93 General Election
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|party1= Democratic
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|party2= Republican
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = T. Monty Mason
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|Inc2=Y
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|votes1 = 12132
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|candidate2 = Michael Watson
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 11094
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|votes3=77
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}}
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====Race snapshot====
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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Incumbent Watson, who chose to make a bid for his second term, won less than 52 percent of the vote in his first election in a district that President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) carried with 57 percent of the vote in 2012 and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) won with 55 percent of the vote in 2009. [[T. Monty Mason]], his [[Democratic]] challenger, is a first-time candidate and a director at Visa who earned the support of Democracy for America. Some observers considered this race one of the most competitive in the state going into the fall of 2013. Both candidates had television advertisements running by late September.<ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2846-monty-mason-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Monty Mason for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/11/1197965/-A-look-at-the-2013-Virginia-House-of-Delegates-Elections ''Daily Kos'', "A look at the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates Elections," April 11, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailypress.com/news/politics/shad-plank-blog/dp-mason-watson-air-competing-ads-in-93-district-race-20130924,0,2255393.post?track=rss ''Daily Press'', "Mason, Watson both on TV in 93rd Delegate District race," September 24, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/237 ''Virginia Public Access Project'', "House of Delegates District 93," accessed October 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
On November 8, 2011, Watson won election to District 93 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated incumbent [[Robin Abbott]] (D) 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, Watson won election to District 93 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated incumbent [[Robin Abbott]] (D) 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 <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," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
In 2011, Watson received $550,049 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, Watson received $550,049 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 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Watson’s endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://delegatewatson.com/ ''Delegate Watson'', "Watson re-election endorsed by business community," accessed September 20, 2013]</ref>
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*Virginia Association of Realtors
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*Virginia Farm Bureau
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*National Federation of Independent Business
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*Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
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Watson and his wife, Amy, have three children.
 
Watson and his wife, Amy, have three children.
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-93tv-0921-20130920,0,668666.story ''The Virginia Gazette'', "Mike Watson hits airwaves first in 93rd District Virginia House of Delegates race," September 20, 2013]
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* [http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/News/?NR=7229 ''Leadership Institute'', "LI Graduates of the Week: Newly Elected Virginia Delegate Mike Watson and Campaign Manager Annette James," November 14, 2011]
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
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* [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/d9700796f3b84d948525753500577405?OpenDocument House website]
 
 
* [http://watsonfordelegate.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://watsonfordelegate.com/ Campaign website]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134530 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=134530 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [https://twitter.com/Watson4Delegate Candidate Twitter feed]
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* [http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelbwatson Candidate LinkedIn page]
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* [http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/167560 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
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* [http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/mbwatson/ ''Richmond Sunlight'' page]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_B._Watson ''Wikipedia'' profile page]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 11:26, 15 May 2014

Michael Watson
Micheal Watson (Virginia).jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 93
Former Member
In office
2012-2014
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Michael B. Watson is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 93 from 2012 to 2014.

Watson was defeated in his 2013 re-election bid. His seat was filled by Democrat T. Monty Mason.

Biography

Watson earned his O.D.U. from New River Community College. He worked as the president of Control Automation Technologies Corp and president of Watson Industries.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Watson ran for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 93. Watson ran unopposed in the June 11 Republican Primary. He was defeated by T. Monty Mason (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[1]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 93 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngT. Monty Mason 52.1% 12,132
     Republican Michael Watson Incumbent 47.6% 11,094
     Other Write-in 0.3% 77
Total Votes 23,303

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

Incumbent Watson, who chose to make a bid for his second term, won less than 52 percent of the vote in his first election in a district that President Barack Obama (D) carried with 57 percent of the vote in 2012 and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won with 55 percent of the vote in 2009. T. Monty Mason, his Democratic challenger, is a first-time candidate and a director at Visa who earned the support of Democracy for America. Some observers considered this race one of the most competitive in the state going into the fall of 2013. Both candidates had television advertisements running by late September.[2][3][4][5][6]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Watson won election to District 93 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated incumbent Robin Abbott (D) in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia House of Delegates, District 93 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Watson 51.8% 8,188
     Democratic Robin Abbott Incumbent 48.2% 7,615
Total Votes 15,803

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Watson received $550,049 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Watson (Virginia)'s campaign in 2011
Virginia Republican Party$371,396
Opportunity Virginia PAC$10,147
Majority Leader PAC$10,000
Watson, Michael B$7,900
Dominion Leadership Trust$7,829
Total Raised in 2011 $550,049
Total Votes received in 2011 8,188
Cost of each vote received $67.18

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Watson’s endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Virginia Farm Bureau
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Virginia

Personal


Michael Watson discussing budget amendment on House floor

Watson and his wife, Amy, have three children.

Additional reading

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Preceded by
Robin Abbott
Virginia House of Delegates District 93
2012–2014
Succeeded by
T. Monty Mason (D)