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]



In 2009, Gear was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 91 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tom Gear (R) 9,581
Gordon Helsel (I) 6,465
Sam Eure, Jr. (D) 3,761

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Gear's 2009 campaign:[6]

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 91
Succeeded by
Gordon Helsel