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name                = Richard Stuart |
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  |Name = Richard Stuart
political position  = Virginia Senate District 28 |
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incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  |Position = Virginia Senate District 28
assumed office     = 2008 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
term ends          = 2009 |
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  |Tenure = 2008 - Present
political party    = [[Republican]] |
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  |Term ends = January 11, 2016
  profession          = Attorney |
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  |Assumed office = 2008
website             = [http://www.stuartforsenate.com/ Official website] |
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  |Political party = Republican
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}}{{tnr}}'''Richard Stuart''' has been a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Virginia Senate]] since 2008, representing the 28th district.
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  |Base salary = $18,000/year
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  |Last election = [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Birthday = 01/06/1964
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  |Place of birth = Fredericksburg, VA
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  |Office website = http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=260
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  }}{{tnr}}'''Richard H. Stuart''' (b. January 6, 1964) is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Virginia State Senate]], representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.
  
Stuart received a B.A. at Virginia Wesleyan College and a J.D. at T.C. Williams School of Law.  
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==Biography==
 
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Stuart received a B.A. at Virginia Wesleyan College and a J.D. at T.C. Williams School of Law. Stuart is an attorney at law.
In addition to serving as senator Stuart works as an attorney at law.
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Stuart served on the following committees:
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*[[Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia Senate|Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources]]
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*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia Senate|Commerce and Labor Committee]]
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*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
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*[[General Laws and Technology Committee, Virginia Senate|General Laws and Technology]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Stuart served on the following committees:
 
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]], Chair
 
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia Senate|Privileges and Elections]], Chair
 
*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
 
*[[Courts of Justice Committee, Virginia Senate|Courts of Justice]]
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*[[Senate Rules Committee, Virginia Senate|Senate Rules]]
 
*[[Senate Rules Committee, Virginia Senate|Senate Rules]]
  
==District 28==
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==Issues==
Stuart represents Virginia Senate District 28. Senate District 28 includes [[Sunshinereview:Fauquier County, Virginia|Fauquier County]](part), [[Sunshinereview:Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg]](part), [[Sunshinereview:King George County, Virginia|King George County]], [[Sunshinereview:Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster County]], [[Sunshinereview:Northumberland County, Virginia|Northumberland County]], [[Sunshinereview:Prince William County, Virginia|Prince William County]](part), [[Sunshinereview:Richmond County, Virginia|Richmond County]], [[Sunshinereview:Stafford County, Virginia|Stafford County]], [[Sunshinereview:Westmoreland County, Virginia|Westmoreland County]].
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===Campaign themes===
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====2011====
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Stuart’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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*'''Education
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: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."
  
==Major donors==
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*'''Transportation
Below are Stuart's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
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: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."
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*'''Smart Growth
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: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."
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*'''Safe Communities
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: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."
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*'''Illegal Immigration
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: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."
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*'''Conservation
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: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."
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*'''2nd Amendment Rights
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:Excerpt:  "...Richard is a strong supporter of the 2nd amendment.
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*'''Defend Virginia Values
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: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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==Elections==
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===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2011]]''
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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.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/7_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
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===2007===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia State Senate elections, 2007]]''
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On Nov. 6, 2007, Stuart won election to the 28th District Seat in the [[Virginia State Senate]], defeating opponent Albert Pollard (D).<ref> [https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2007/196E44FA-8B19-4240-9A44-737216DAA55D/Unofficial/7_s.shtml 2007 Election Results, Virginia Senate, District 28]</ref>
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Stuart raised $1,139,583 for his campaign while Pollard raised $1,215,127.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2007#results_summary_S 2007 Campaign Spending, Virginia Senate, District 28]</ref>
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  office = Virginia State Senate, District 28 (2007)
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|-
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Richard Stuart (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''21,496'''
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| align="center" | 50.61%
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| colspan="2" | Albert Pollard (D)
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| align="right" | 20,896
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| align="center" | 49.20%
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|}
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Stuart received $191,438 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Virginia State Senate
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 191,438
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|total votes =
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|org1 = Quantico Business Center LLC
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|org2 = Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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|org3 = Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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|org4 = Virginia Senate Republican Caucus
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|org5 = Allen Allen Allen & Allen
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|orgdonor1 = 8,500
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|orgdonor2 = 6,500
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|orgdonor3 = 5,500
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|orgdonor4 = 4,897
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|orgdonor5 = 3,500
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|}}
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===2007===
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Below are Stuart's top five campaign contributors in the 2007 election:
 
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|$62,426
 
|$62,426
 
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|Chichester for Senate
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|John Chichester for Senate
 
|$40,000
 
|$40,000
 
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|Virginia Republican Party
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|[[Republican Party of Virginia]]
 
|$38,802
 
|$38,802
 
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|McDougle for Virginia
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|Ryan McDougle for Virginia
 
|$36,000
 
|$36,000
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Stuart was born in [[Sunshinereview:Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg, Virginia]] on January 6, 1964.
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Stuart was born in [[Fredericksburg, Virginia|Fredericksburg, Virginia]] on January 6, 1964.
  
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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* [http://sov.state.va.us/SenatorDB.nsf/23b0c13df27a5ef585256fc7004febb2/af8fa608750b2b528525738c0050784e?OpenDocument Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=90324 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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* [http://www.stuartforsenate.com/ Sen. Stuart's website]
 
* [http://www.stuartforsenate.com/ Sen. Stuart's website]
* Campaign contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95088 2007]
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* [http://apps.lis.virginia.gov/sfb1/Senate/senatorwebprofile.aspx?id=260 Biography from the Virginia Legislature]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=90324 Legislative profile from ''Project Vote Smart'']
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=90324 Biography from ''Project Vote Smart'']
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* Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95088 2007]
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Revision as of 19:28, 23 November 2013

Richard Stuart
Richard Stuart (VA).jpg
Virginia Senate District 28
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$178/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Wesleyan College
J.D.T.C. Williams School of Law
Personal
Birthday01/06/1964
Place of birthFredericksburg, VA
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard H. Stuart (b. January 6, 1964) is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2007.

Biography

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

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Stuart’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • 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."

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

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 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]

Virginia State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Stuart, Virginia Senator's campaign in 2011
Quantico Business Center LLC$8,500
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$6,500
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$5,500
Virginia Senate Republican Caucus$4,897
Allen Allen Allen & Allen$3,500
Total Raised in 2011 $191,438

2007

Below are Stuart's top five 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.

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Preceded by
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