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Randall Minchew
Randall Minchew.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 10
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Theological Seminary and Duke University
J.D.Washington and Lee University
Office website
J. Randall Minchew is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.


Minchew earned his bachelor's in Public Policy and Economics at Duke University. He later received a B.A. in Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary and a J.D. at Washington and Lee University. He has worked as a law clerk for Virginia Supreme Court Justice A. Christian Compton and a staffer for the Durham County (NC) District Attorney's Office. Minchew is currently a managing shareholder at Walsh, Colucci, Lubeley, Emrich & Walsh.

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


Minchew's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Jobs

Excerpt: "Randy understands that businesses can best create jobs when taxes are low, limited government principles are observed, and government remains focused on its core responsibilities, such as providing high quality public education and adequate transportation infrastructure."

  • Second Amendment

Excerpt: "Randy is an NRA Life Member, gun owner, and sportsman. He will always protect the people¹s right to keep and bear arms in full exercise of the Second Amendment."

  • Transportation

Excerpt: "During his time as a Delegate, Randy has worked persistently to improve our congested regional roadways through thoughtful and appropriate public transportation infrastructure. As our 10th District delegate and member of the House Transportation Committee, as well as previously while a member of the McDonnell Administration, Randy has consistently sought and supported enhanced funding for road improvements."

  • Taxes and Spending

Excerpt: "Randy will continue to identify and work to eliminate wasteful spending and will demand strict accountability for how our tax dollars are spent. As our Delegate, Randy will strive to keep taxes low to foster the creation of jobs, allow for thriving businesses and farms, and fight unnecessary expansion of government."

  • Energy

Excerpt: "Randy is an advocate for alternative energy innovation and use of clean-burning natural gas for electric power production. To that end, during the 2013 General Assembly session, Randy successfully patroned groundbreaking, landmark legislation which expands the ability of Virginia citizens to produce energy from renewable sources."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Minchew won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 10. Minchew ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated Monte Johnson (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 10 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Minchew Incumbent 57% 12,950
     Democratic Monte Johnson 42.8% 9,723
     Other Write-in 0.2% 44
Total Votes 22,717

Race snapshot

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

On a very good night for Democrats, Johnson may have had a chance to defeat first-term incumbent Randall Minchew (R) in this district, which is mostly in the politically-mixed Loudoun County. However, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) still edged President Barack Obama (D) with 51 percent of the vote here in 2012, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won with a comfortable 62 percent in 2009.[3][4]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Minchew won election to District 10 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Cara Townsend and John Whitbeck in the primary on August 23, 2011. Minchew defeated David Butler (D) in the November 8 general election.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 10 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRandall Minchew 58.4% 8,140
     Democratic David Butler 41.6% 5,789
Total Votes 13,929

Campaign donors


In 2011, Minchew received $456,816 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Randall Minchew's campaign in 2011
Minchew, J Randall$70,000
Virginia Republican Party$46,704
Westview Associates LLC$39,000
Virginia Shelter Corp$20,900
Landmark Of Columbia$18,000
Total Raised in 2011 $456,816
Total Votes received in 2011 8,140
Cost of each vote received $56.12



Minchew was endorsed by the Washington Post in October 2011.[7]


Minchew and his wife, Teresa, have one child. They currently reside in Leesburg, Virginia.

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Ward Armstrong
Virginia House of Delegates District 10
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