Richard Stuart, Virginia Senator

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Richard Stuart
Richard Stuart (VA).jpg
Virginia Senate District 28
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2012
Years in position 7
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$169/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2007
First elected2007
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth01/06/1964
Place of birthFredericksburg, VA
Office website
Campaign website
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

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.



See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Stuart is running for re-election to the District 28 seat of the Virginia State Senate. He won unopposed in the August 23 primary and is running unopposed in the November 8 general election.


On Nov. 6, 2007, Stuart won election to the 28th District Seat in the Virginia State Senate, defeating opponent Albert Pollard (D).[1]

Stuart raised $1,139,583 for his campaign while Pollard raised $1,215,127.[2]

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

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


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


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."

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