T. Scott Garrett

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Virginia House of Delegates District 23
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
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 since 2010.

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.

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

Issues

Banning "Spice"

Herring 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 Sen. Mark Herring, D- Leesburg, who introduced a bill to ban the substance.

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.

If the bill passes, Virginia will become the 11th state regulating the product.

Del. Garrett said he became concerned with “K2” 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 said.[1]

Elections

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.[2]

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. [3]

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

2009

The top 5 donors to Garrett's 2009 campaign:[4]

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Shannon Valentine
Virginia House of Delegates District 23
2010-present
Succeeded by
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