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T. Scott Garrett
|Virginia House of Delegates District 23|
|January 13, 2010 - Present|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||5|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|High school||E. C. Glass High School|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia, 1978|
|Master's||University of Virginia, 1984|
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, Garrett served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Garrett served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee #2
- Health, Welfare and Institutions
- Subcommittee #1
- Subcommittee #2
“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.
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.
Garrett’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 23 (2009)|
|T. Scott Garrett (R)||10,813|
|Shannon Valentine (D)||10,604|
In 2011, Garrett received $166,057 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
|Virginia Medical Society||$9,796|
|Total Raised in 2011||$166,057|
The top five donors to Garrett's 2009 campaign:
|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|
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.
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- Official campaign site
- Virginia House of Delegates office page
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2011, 2009
- T. Scott Garrett on Facebook
- Delegate T. Scott Garrett, "Meet Scott," accessed August 29, 2013
- "Lawmakers ready to ban fake pot in 2011 session," Virginia Statehouse News, November 10, 2010
- Williamsburg Yorktown Daily, "McDonnell Signs Bill Cracking Down on Synthetic Marijuana, Bath Salts," March 26, 2013
- Delegate T. Scott Garrett, "Current Issues," accessed August 29, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, "Unofficial Results - General Election," accessed November 5, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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