Richard Stuart, Virginia Senator

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Richard Stuart
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Virginia Senate District 28
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 7
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
Bachelor'sVirginia Wesleyan College
J.D.T.C. Williams School of Law
Date of birth01/06/1964
Place of birthFredericksburg, VA
Office website
Campaign website
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.


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


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


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


Campaign themes


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."



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]


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


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


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


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

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Preceded by
J. Chichester
Virginia Senate District 28
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