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|Virginia House of Delegates District 39|
|1996 - Present|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 3, 2009|
|Next general||November 8, 2011|
|Bachelor's||University of Michigan, 1962|
|Place of birth||Detroit, MI|
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. She earned her B.A. in English at the University of Michigan in 1962.
Watts' answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked what her top priorities were, she responded:
- 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.
- Courts of Justice
- Criminal Law Subcommittee
- Mental Health Subcommittee
- Constitutional Law Subcommittee
- Subcommittee #2
- Science and Technology
- 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. 
On November 8, 2011, Watts won re-election to District 39 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Dimitris Kolazas (I) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 39 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Vivian Watts Incumbent||76.8%||11,297|
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 39 (2009)|
|Vivian Watts (D)||10,391|
|Joe Bury (R)||7,281|
|Matt Cholko (L)||580|
|Jim Leslie (I)||170|
Delegate Watts discussing her projects
The top 5 donors to Watts' 2009 campaign:
|Medical Society of Virginia||$4,500|
|Virginia Dental Assoc||$3,000|
|Northern Virginia Assoc of Realtors||$2,500|
|VTCA - PAC||$2,000|
Watts and her husband have two children.
- Delegate Vivian Watts official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Watts
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999
- State Surge - legislative and voting track record
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Watts
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Watts Issue Positions
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
|Virginia House of Delegates District 39
| Succeeded by|
State of Virginia
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor of Public Accounts | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Secretary of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor and Industry | Chairman of State Corporation Commission |