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  |Tenure = January 13, 2010 - Present  
 
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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
  |First elected = November 3, 2009
 
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  |Next election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|November 5, 2013]]
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  |Profession = General surgeon
 
  |Profession = General surgeon
 
  |Religion = Methodist
 
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  |Office website = http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/f619f5c7712db69385257535005773c4?OpenDocument
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  |Campaign website = http://www.tscottgarrett.com/wordpress/
 
  |Campaign website = http://www.tscottgarrett.com/wordpress/
 
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  }}{{TOCnestright}}'''T. Scott Garrett''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 23.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.
{{TOCnestright}}'''T. Scott Garrett''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 23 since 2010.  
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Garrett earned his B.A. in economics in 1978 and his M.D. in 1984 from the University of Virginia. His professional experience includes working as a general surgeon.
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==Biography==
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Garrett earned his B.A. in economics in 1978 and his M.D. in 1984 from the University of Virginia. His professional experience includes working as a general surgeon. He was also an at-large Council Member for Lynchburg in 2006.<ref name=meet>[http://www.tscottgarrett.com/wordpress/meet-scott/ ''Delegate T. Scott Garrett'', "Meet Scott," accessed August 29, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
 
===Banning "Spice"===
 
===Banning "Spice"===
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[[Virginia State Senate|State Senator]] [[Mark Herring]] ([[Democratic|D]]) introduced a bill for the 2011 General Assembly session to ban the synthetic marijuana nicknamed "K2" or "Spice."
  
Herring introduced a bill for the 2011 General Assembly session to ban the synthetic marijuana nicknamed K2 or Spice.
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“There’s a reason stores are putting it on their shelves — because teens and young adults are buying it and smoking it,” said Herring, who introduced a bill to ban the substance. Synthetic marijuana was created during the 1990s in a lab at Clemson University and has been available for several years. Approximately 10 other states had regulations on "Spice" at the time Herring introduced his bill.
  
“There’s a reason stores are putting it on their shelves — because teens and young adults are buying it and smoking it,” said Sen. [[Mark Herring]], D- Leesburg, who introduced a bill to ban the substance.
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Garrett said he became concerned with "Spice" after hearing reports from law enforcement about people coming into the emergency room after smoking it. One young man was “taken to the emergency room and couldn’t move his arms and legs,” Garrett told the press in November 2010.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/2406/lawmakers-ready-to-ban-fake-pot-in-2011-session/ "Lawmakers ready to ban fake pot in 2011 session," ''Virginia Statehouse News'', November 10, 2010]</ref>
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Synthetic marijuana was created in the 1990’s in a lab at Clemson University and has been available for several years, but a nationwide move to ban the substances is only now gaining ground.
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If the bill passes, Virginia will become the 11th state regulating the product.
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A version of the "Spice" ban bill was signed into law, but subsequent bills needed to be added to counter the creative chemists who change the substance slightly to circumnavigate the formulas in state law. Garrett introduced another bill in 2013 in an effort to keep ahead of those inventing new versions of the substance, which is between four and 100 times more powerful than marijuana and may result in psychosis, paranoia, and hallucinations. [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) singed Garrett's 2013 bill into law as well.<ref>[http://wydaily.com/2013/03/26/mcdonnell-signs-bill-cracking-down-on-synthetic-marijuana-bath-salts/ ''Williamsburg Yorktown Daily'', "McDonnell Signs Bill Cracking Down on Synthetic Marijuana, Bath Salts," March 26, 2013]</ref>
  
Del. Garrett said he became concerned with “K2” after hearing reports from law enforcement about people coming into the emergency room after smoking it.
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
One young man was “taken to the emergency room and couldn’t move his arms and legs,” Garrett said.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/2406/lawmakers-ready-to-ban-fake-pot-in-2011-session/ "Lawmakers ready to ban fake pot in 2011 session," ''Virginia Statehouse News'', November 10, 2010]</ref>
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Garrett’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.tscottgarrett.com/wordpress/current-issues/ ''Delegate T. Scott Garrett'', "Current Issues," accessed August 29, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Rising Electricity Costs
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Excerpt: "I, like most Virginians, have seen my electric bill reach a record high, and I realize that most Virginians simply cannot afford such high costs for energy."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Garrett is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 23.  Garrett ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Garrett won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 23.  Garrett ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  He defeated [[Jonathan D. Parrish]] (L) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 23 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Libertarian
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = T. Scott Garrett
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|votes1 = 17080
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|candidate2 = Jonathan D. Parrish
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 5058
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|votes3=498
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}}
  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Garrett was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated incumbent [[Shannon Valentine]] in the General Election. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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In 2009, Garrett was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated incumbent [[Shannon Valentine]] in the General Election.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
The top 5 donors to Garrett's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113905 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top five donors to Garrett's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113905 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
 
Garrett and his wife, Whitney, have two children.
 
Garrett and his wife, Whitney, have two children.
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Garrett has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the president of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, the Historic Sandusky Foundation, and the
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Lynchburg Fine Arts Center.<ref name=meet/>
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.tscottgarrett.com/wordpress/ Official campaign site]
 
*[http://www.tscottgarrett.com/wordpress/ Official campaign site]
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/f619f5c7712db69385257535005773c4?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates biography]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/4e3521c200d5324485257b64004568e5?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates office page]
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/70360 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000070/t-scott-garrett/ Profile from Open States]
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*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/70360 ''Virginia Public Access Project'' profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=78887 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=78887 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=78887 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=78887 Biography from ''Project Vote Smart'']
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113905 2009]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=137039 2011], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113905 2009]
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delegate-T-Scott-Garrett/314763785249 T. Scott Garrett on Facebook]
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delegate-T-Scott-Garrett/314763785249 T. Scott Garrett on Facebook]
  
 
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Scott Garrett
T. Scott Garrett.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolE. C. Glass High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia, 1978
Master'sUniversity of Virginia, 1984
Personal
ProfessionGeneral surgeon
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
T. Scott Garrett is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2009.

Biography

Garrett earned his B.A. in economics in 1978 and his M.D. in 1984 from the University of Virginia. His professional experience includes working as a general surgeon. He was also an at-large Council Member for Lynchburg in 2006.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Banning "Spice"

State Senator Mark Herring (D) introduced a bill for the 2011 General Assembly session to ban the synthetic marijuana nicknamed "K2" or "Spice."

“There’s a reason stores are putting it on their shelves — because teens and young adults are buying it and smoking it,” said Herring, who introduced a bill to ban the substance. Synthetic marijuana was created during the 1990s in a lab at Clemson University and has been available for several years. Approximately 10 other states had regulations on "Spice" at the time Herring introduced his bill.

Garrett said he became concerned with "Spice" after hearing reports from law enforcement about people coming into the emergency room after smoking it. One young man was “taken to the emergency room and couldn’t move his arms and legs,” Garrett told the press in November 2010.[2]

A version of the "Spice" ban bill was signed into law, but subsequent bills needed to be added to counter the creative chemists who change the substance slightly to circumnavigate the formulas in state law. Garrett introduced another bill in 2013 in an effort to keep ahead of those inventing new versions of the substance, which is between four and 100 times more powerful than marijuana and may result in psychosis, paranoia, and hallucinations. Governor Bob McDonnell (R) singed Garrett's 2013 bill into law as well.[3]

Campaign themes

2013

Garrett’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Rising Electricity Costs

Excerpt: "I, like most Virginians, have seen my electric bill reach a record high, and I realize that most Virginians simply cannot afford such high costs for energy."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Garrett won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 23. Garrett ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated Jonathan D. Parrish (L) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 23 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngT. Scott Garrett Incumbent 75.5% 17,080
     Libertarian Jonathan D. Parrish 22.3% 5,058
     Other Write-in 2.2% 498
Total Votes 22,636

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Garrett won re-election to District 23 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[6]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Garrett was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated incumbent Shannon Valentine in the General Election.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 23 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png T. Scott Garrett (R) 10,813
Shannon Valentine (D) 10,604

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Garrett received $166,057 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to T. Scott Garrett's campaign in 2011
TS Garrett Family LLP LLC$27,500
Harman, David$10,000
Virginia Medical Society$9,796
Dominion$3,000
Genworth Financial$2,500
Total Raised in 2011 $166,057

2009

The top five donors to Garrett's 2009 campaign:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Republican Party of Virginia $80,493
Dominion Leadership Trust $68,063
Republican State Leadership Cmte $60,000
JoAnn L. Garrett $20,000
Middle Resolution PAC $15,000

Personal

Garrett and his wife, Whitney, have two children.

Garrett has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the president of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, the Historic Sandusky Foundation, and the Lynchburg Fine Arts Center.[1]

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Preceded by
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2010-present
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