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Michael Webert
Virginia House of Delegates District 18
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorge Mason University
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Campaign website
Michael J. Webert is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Webert is the owner of Black Locust Livestock Marketing & Consulting. He is also the general manager of Locust Hill Farm. He earned his bachelor's from George Mason University.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Webert's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Empower small business

Excerpt: "Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the backbone of our economy -- they create the jobs that improve our standards of living and expand opportunities to all residents. Michael Webert's goal is to help make Virginia the most small business friendly state in the nation -- including favorable incentives, tax breaks, and assistance."

  • Preserve our heritage and rural character

Excerpt: "Michael Webert is committed to preserving Virginia's heritage for future generations, and embracing progress in ways that preserve the very best in our district -- that includes rural landscapes and historic small towns. Michael Webert believes that celebrating Virginia's magnificent history is very much a part of a better future."

  • Lower taxes and less regulations

Excerpt: "Like Presidents Reagan and Kennedy, Michael Webert believes that we can strengthen our economy by reducing the role of bureaucracy and empowering citizens. Michael Webert believes that reducing tax burdens and eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic regulations is a critical and swift means of improving our economy, creating jobs, and restoring the "rising tide" that improves the prosperity of all citizens."

  • Support and promote agriculture and agribusiness

Excerpt: "As a regionally acclaimed and award winning leader in farm and ranch management, Michael Webert genuinely understands the challenges faced by our farmers and ranchers, and the means by which government can address these challenges. Michael Webert is uniquely qualified and entirely committed to strengthening agriculture and agribusiness in the 18th District."

  • Improved accountability and transparency in government

Excerpt: "Michael Webert's goal is to help make the government of Virginia the most transparent and accountable in the nation. The result of transparency in government is always the more efficient allocation of tax dollars and improved services to citizens."

  • Defend our 2nd amendment rights

Excerpt: "Michael Webert is entirely committed to preserving and protecting our constitutional rights and opposing the initiatives of those who would replace individual freedoms with government regulations. This includes our very important 2nd Amendment rights that empower each of us to defend our homes and families, and in so doing deter crimes and improve safety."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Webert won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 18. Webert ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated Colin Harris (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[1]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Webert won election to District 18 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Kevin Kelly in the August 23 primary and Bob Zwick in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 18 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Webert 69.6% 9,749
     Democratic Bob Zwick 30.4% 4,264
Total Votes 14,013

Campaign donors


In 2011, Webert received $187,725 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Webert's campaign in 2011
Bryant, Magalen O$89,057
Virginia Republican Party$15,400
Webert, Michael$5,400
Howell For Delegate$5,000
Webert, Michael$4,600
Total Raised in 2011 $187,725
Total Votes received in 2011 9,749
Cost of each vote received $19.26



In 2011, Webert’s endorsements included the following:

  • National Federation of Independent Businesses[4]
  • Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC[5]


Webert has a wife, Rebecca.

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Preceded by
Clay Athey
Virginia House of Delegates District 18
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