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Heddleston {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 51. Heddleston ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
 
Heddleston {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 51. Heddleston ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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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 [[Richard Anderson (Virginia)|Richard Anderson]] ([[Republican|R]]) first won election in 2009 with a 299 vote margin, but ran uncontested after redistricting in 2011. The district on the southwestern fringes of the Washington, DC, urban area, however, is still arguably quite competitive. President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) won 51 percent of the vote there in 2012 after [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) earned 62 percent from the district in 2009. Heddleston, Anderson's opponent, is an Air Force veteran focusing on transportation issues.<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.vpap.org/elections/district/154 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 51," 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>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==

Revision as of 16:46, 7 October 2013

Reed Heddleston
Reed Heddleston.jpg
Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 51
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Military Institute
Master'sEmory University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
Personal
Place of birthSeoul, Korea
ProfessionManaging Director
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Reed Heddleston was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 51 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Heddleston received a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Military Institute. He later obtained a M.B.A. from Emory University. Heddleston was a Senior Vice President at Science Applications International Corporation. He is currently a Managing Director for Defense and Government at The Louthan Group. Heddleston served for 26 years in the United States Air Force.[2]

Issues

Campaign Themes

2013

Heddleston's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Prepare All Our Children for Success

Excerpt: "The future of Virginia’s economy depends on what we do now to prepare our children for 21st Century jobs. We must have bipartisan solutions that invest in a first class public education system that supports our students from Pre-K all the way through college."

  • Pursue Practical Transportation Solutions

Excerpt: "When a commute takes hours when it should have lasted minutes and the roads we are driving on are crumbling, we have a crisis of leadership. We must pursue bipartisan solutions to invest in Virginia’s infrastructure in order for our economy to be competitive."

  • Respect Women to Make Their Own Health Care Decision

Excerpt: "Extremists in Richmond have passed legislation that required a woman to undergo a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound before exercising their right to choose. This decision should not be made by politicians in Richmond. It should be between women, their doctor and God."

  • Strengthening Virginia's Economy

Excerpt: "Cutting taxes for small businesses, attracting good paying jobs and providing equal opportunities for employers and employees alike."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Heddleston ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 51. Heddleston ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.

Race snapshot

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

Incumbent Richard Anderson (R) first won election in 2009 with a 299 vote margin, but ran uncontested after redistricting in 2011. The district on the southwestern fringes of the Washington, DC, urban area, however, is still arguably quite competitive. President Barack Obama (D) won 51 percent of the vote there in 2012 after Governor Bob McDonnell (R) earned 62 percent from the district in 2009. Heddleston, Anderson's opponent, is an Air Force veteran focusing on transportation issues.[4][5][6]

Personal

Heddleston and his wife, Carol, have three children and four grandchildren. They currently reside in Woodbridge, Virginia.

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