Tom Gear

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Tom Gear
Virginia House of Delegates District 91
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Republican
Profession Real Estate
Tom Gear was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 91 since 2002. He resigned in 2010 citing his personal health problems and those of his family.[1]

He won re-election in 2009, defeating Samuel Eure, Jr. and Gordon Helsel, Jr. in the general election.[2]

Prior to his election to the Hampton City Council from 1998-2001. He currently works in real estate and is the owner of Gear-Up Printing.[3]

Committee assignments

Prior to his resignation, Gear served on the following committees:

  • HB 2042 Handguns; allows retiring law-enforcement officer of State Lottery Department to purchase.
  • HB 2043 Port Authority; records of allowance or reimbursement for expenses paid officer, etc., to be open.
  • HB 2049 Removal of public official; no person who signs petition for removal of shall be liable for costs.[4]

Major donors

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

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Republican Party $53,800
Watkins M. Abbitt Jr $10,100
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Association $8,000
Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association $7,272
Majority Whip PAC $5,000

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Virginia House of Delegates District 91
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