Vivian Watts

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Vivian Watts
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Virginia House of Delegates District 39
Incumbent
In office
1996 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 18
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/day
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected1995
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Michigan, 1962
Personal
Birthday06/07/1940
Place of birthDetroit, MI
ProfessionMarketing/Realtor
ReligionUnitarian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Vivian Watts is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 39 since 1996. She previously served from 1982-1986

Watts has worked as Executive Director of Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates, a consultant for the United States Advisory Committee of Intergovernmental Relations, and as an author/researcher for the United States Department of Justice Grant.[1] She earned her B.A. in English at the University of Michigan in 1962.


Delegate Watts discussing her projects

Issue positions

Watts' answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked what her top priorities were, she responded:[2]

  • 1. Mental health services and procedural reforms to address needs identified as contributing to the Virginia Tech tragedy and the needs of veterans who've experienced brain injuries and post dramatic stress
  • 2. Adequate, sustained, dedicated state transportation funding from broad based taxes that at least matches what Northern Virginia is raising locally
  • 3. staffing standards for nursing homes funded by taxing estates of over $5 million that are not family farms or wholly owned businesses.

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 1895 Estate tax; reinstates federal credit amount State would receive payments from deaths.
  • HB 2195 Income tax; in-home health care tax credit.
  • HB 2196 Income tax, state; deduction for certified nursing assistants and home health aides. [3]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Watts is running for re-election to the District 39 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be opposed by Dimitris Kolazas (I) in the November 8 general election.

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Watts was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. She defeated Joe Bury, Matt Cholko, and James Leslie in the General Election. [4]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 39 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vivian Watts (D) 10,391
Joe Bury (R) 7,281
Matt Cholko (L) 580
Jim Leslie (I) 170

Campaign donors

2009

The top 5 donors to Watts' 2009 campaign:[5]

Contributor 2009 total
Medical Society of Virginia $4,500
Virginia Dental Assoc $3,000
Dominion $2,500
Northern Virginia Assoc of Realtors $2,500
VTCA - PAC $2,000

Personal

Watts and her husband have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 39
1996–present
Succeeded by
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