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}}{{tnr}}'''Robert Farinholt, Jr.''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|District 94]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/Official%20List%20of%2011_5_13%20House%20of%20Delegates%20Candidates%20by%20District.pdf ''Virginia State Board of Elections'', "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District", Accessed July 11, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 12:46, 18 January 2014

Robert Farinholt, Jr.
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 94
PartyDemocratic
Personal
ProfessionFirefighter/paramedic
Websites
Campaign website
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Robert Farinholt, Jr. was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 94 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Farinholt is a fourth-generation public safety worker in the area. His great-grandfather, grandfather, and uncle were all firefighters in Newport News, and both his father and mother worked as public servants.[2]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Farinholt ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 94. Farinholt ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic Primary. He was defeated by incumbent David Yancey (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 94 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Yancey Incumbent 51.2% 11,001
     Democratic Robert Farinholt, Jr. 48.6% 10,458
     Other Write-in 0.2% 47
Total Votes 21,506

Race snapshot

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

Freshman incumbent David Yancey (R) chose to run for re-election in a district that President Barack Obama (D) won with 52 percent of the vote in 2012 but Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won comfortably with 61 percent in 2009. His opponent for re-election, Farinholt, comes from a long family tradition of firefighters and public safety workers in the area, and mounted his first run for office in this effort. This district was quite competitive, and Farinholt attracted Democracy for America's endorsement and the national resources available through it.[4][5][6]

Personal

Farinholt is married to Tamorah (Tami) Park.[2]

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