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Revision as of 15:50, 22 August 2012

Richard Stuart
Richard Stuart (VA).jpg
Virginia Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday01/06/1964
Place of birthFredericksburg, VA
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard Stuart has been a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate since 2008, representing the 28th district.

Stuart received a B.A. at Virginia Wesleyan College and a J.D. at T.C. Williams School of Law.

In addition to serving as senator Stuart works as an attorney at law.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Stuart has been appointed to the following committees:

2010-2011

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

District 28

Stuart represents Virginia Senate District 28. Senate District 28 includes Fauquier County(part), Fredericksburg(part), King George County, Lancaster County, Northumberland County, Prince William County(part), Richmond County, Stafford County, Westmoreland County.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Stuart won re-election to District 28 of the Virginia State Senate. He was unchallenged in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[1]

2007

On Nov. 6, 2007, Stuart won election to the 28th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Albert Pollard (D).[2]

Stuart raised $1,139,583 for his campaign while Pollard raised $1,215,127.[3]

Virginia State Senate, District 28 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Richard Stuart (R) 21,496 50.61%
Albert Pollard (D) 20,896 49.20%

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Stuart received $191,438 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

2007

Below are Stuart's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:

Contributor 2007 total
Virginia Senate Republican Leadership Trust $568,740
Republican State Leadership Committee $62,426
John Chichester for Senate $40,000
Republican Party of Virginia $38,802
Ryan McDougle for Virginia $36,000

Personal

Stuart was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia on January 6, 1964.

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

  • Education
Excerpt: "He is committed to recruiting and retaining the best teachers so that our children can excel. Public education is the backbone of our community."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "As our State Senator, Richard Stuart will deliver the resources to congested areas in Stafford that we deserve, and fight to maintain the rural character of the Northern Neck while improving traffic mobility and safety."
  • Smart Growth
Excerpt: "As our State Senator, Richard Stuart will use his experience as a land use attorney to reduce sprawl and maintain the character of our communities and our quality of life."
  • Safe Communities
Excerpt: "As a former prosecutor, Richard Stuart will work hard as our State Senator to strengthen our judicial system, and enact laws to keep our streets and communities safe."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "As our State Senator, Richard Stuart will not support the use of a single taxpayer dollar being spent on services for those here illegally, including in-state college tuition. In addition, he will support an agreement between the State Police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement to give a certain number of troopers expanded immigration enforcement capabilities to include arresting undocumented individuals. Our government should not reward or encourage illegal behavior."
  • Conservation
Excerpt: "Richard is a strong conservationist who is committed to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and other area waterways, as well as maintaining the health of our forests and farms."
  • 2nd Amendment Rights
Excerpt: "...Richard is a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment.
  • Defend Virginia Values
Excerpt: "Richard Stuart believes in the sanctity of life and, as your state senator, will vote pro-life. He believes in the public display of the Ten Commandments because it is the very foundation of our law in this country, and he also supports the right to pray in public."

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Political offices
Preceded by
J. Chichester
Virginia Senate District 28
2008-present
Succeeded by
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