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Tom Gordy

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Tom Gordy
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Candidate for
Virginia State Senate District 29
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe
Master'sRegent University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Reserve
Personal
ProfessionBusinessman
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tom Gordy was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 29 of the Virginia State Senate.

Gordy earned a a bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He went on to receive his MA in Political Management from Regent University.

Gordy is the owner of River Woods Retreat. He formerly served for six years as staff member for two Virginia Congressman. He has also served in the U.S. Navy Reserve.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Gordy ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 29. He was defeated by incumbent Charles Colgan in the November 8 general election.[1]

Virginia State Senate, District 29 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Colgan Incumbent 55.1% 13,365
     Republican Tom Gordy 44.9% 10,875
Total Votes 24,240

Issues

Campaign themes

Gordy's campaign website lists the following issues:

  • New Solutions for Prince William
Excerpt: "In these difficult economic times, Tom Gordy will provide commonsense, families-first solutions to improve our economy, roads, and schools."
  • Attract Business & Create New Jobs
Excerpt: "Tom understands that businesses are wary of hiring new employees in our uncertain economic climate."
  • Keep Taxes Low & Control Wasteful Spending
Excerpt: "Tom supports balancing the budget and focusing tax dollars on the core functions of government."
  • Ease Traffic Congestion
Excerpt: "Tom advocates prioritizing the State transportation budget to focus on building new roads and interchanges in areas that see the most traffic and on transit solutions which will get us to and from work quickly and efficiently."
  • Improve Our Public Schools
Excerpt: "Tom supports basing teacher pay on performance, retaining more dollars in the classroom where they are most effective and ensuring that our brightest students have access to Virginia’s universities before out-of-state and foreign students."

Personal

Gordy and his wife, Theresa, have two children.

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