Scott Lingamfelter

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Scott Lingamfelter
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Current candidacy
Running for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
Date of primaryMay 18, 2013
General electionNovember 5, 2013
Current office
Virginia House of Delegates District 31
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 13
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Military Institute, 1973
Master'sUniversity of Virginia, 1981
Date of birth03/27/1951
Place of birthNew York, NY
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Lingamfelter is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 31 since 2002.

He is currently seeking the 2013 Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. The primary nominating convention for Republican state executive candidates will take place on May 17-18, 2013, followed by a general election on November 5, 2013.[1]

Lingamfelter served in the United States Army from 1973-2001, and has worked as a consultant for Computer Sciences Corporation.[2] He earned his B.A. in history from the Virginia Military Institute in 1973 and his M.A. in government and foreign affairs from the University of Virginia in 1981.

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Appropriations
    • Capital Outlay Subcommittee
    • Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
    • Technology Oversight and Government Activities Subcommittee
    • Transportation Subcommittee
  • Education
    • Standards of Quality Subcommittee, Chair
    • Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee
  • Militia, Police and Public Safety
    • Subcommittee #1

  • HB 1844 Charter school, public; applicant of governing body, etc. to disclose interests during charter term.
  • HB 1848 Transportation; Auditor of Public Accounts to administer operational performance audit.
  • HB 1850 Medical examiner reports; admissibility of contents in any preliminary hearing.[3]



See also: Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2013

Lingamfelter is a Republican candidate for the open seat of Lieutenant Governor of Virginia in 2013. Incumbent Bill Bolling (R) is not running for re-election.

The Republican Party of Virginia is holding a closed primary convention on May 17-18, 2013 to nominate its candidates for governor, lt. governor, and attorney general. The candidate in each field who receives the highest number of delegate votes at the convention will advance to the November 5, 2013 general election.


2013 Campaign themes

At the news conference in which he announced his candidacy, Lingamfelter said he would focus on jobs, education, government reform, public safety, and support for veterans and sportsmen.[4]

Lingamfelter outlined his priorities for the office of lieutenant governor on his official campaign website. He wrote, "As your Lt. Governor, I will...[5]

  • "Press for bold reform in Virginia that actually reduces intrusion of all levels of government into the lives of our hard working citizens and businesses which employ them."
  • "Strictly Oppose the over reach of the Federal Government in the affairs of Virginia and actively work to stop unconstitutional Federal mandates on Virginia businesses and citizens."
  • "Require a 100% Audit of all of Virginia’s Agencies and Divisions. Work to entice and provide businesses in manufacturing, agriculture and energy the greatest consideration and opportunity to prosper and grow in Virginia."
  • "Continue to provide the people of Virginia with an authentic conservative vote as the key tie breaker in the Senate of Virginia."
  • "Travel across the State as I serve the people to Listen, Learn and Lead with our shared visions."[5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Lingamfelter won re-election to District 31 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and was defeated by Roy Coffey in the November 8 general election.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 31 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Lingamfelter Incumbent 58.7% 8,435
     Democratic Roy Coffey 41.3% 5,930
Total Votes 14,365


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Langamfelter was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He ran unopposed.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 31 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scott Lingamfelter (R) 12,704



On his official website, Lingamfelter says he stands for "Faith, Family and Freedom - Virginia Values."[8] He explains his platform:

  • A strong faith-based value system is critical to the future of our country. Our Founders knew this and we must return to such a posture if we are to remain a great State and Nation.
  • Family is the best social program ever created. Government has a profound interest in encouraging sound families if we are to produce responsible citizens.
  • Freedom is our most precious right. Government's primary purpose is to protect our freedoms. These freedoms include the right to life, freedom from oppressive taxation, and the right to keep and bear arms; rights all included in the U.S. Constitution by our Founding Fathers.

Delegate Lingamfelter giving tribute to Delegate Hargrove

Campaign donors


In 2011, Lingamfelter received $231,697 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Scott Lingamfelter's campaign in 2011
Howell For Delegate$10,000
Brookside Communities$6,540
Majority Leader PAC$6,000
Moore, Edward & Tammy$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $231,697
Total Votes received in 2011 8,435
Cost of each vote received $27.47


The top 5 donors to Lingamfelter's 2009 campaign:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
Gary G. Nakamoto $4,300
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $4,000
Brookside Communities $4,000
James W. Hazel $3,000
Washington Gas Light Co $2,500


Lingamfelter and his wife, Shelley, have three children.

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Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 31
Succeeded by