Ward Armstrong

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Ward Armstrong
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Virginia House of Delegates District 10
Incumbent
Assumed office
1992
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democrat
Profession Attorney
Website Ward Armstrong
Ward Armstrong is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 10 since 1992. He is the current Minority Leader.

He won re-election in 2009, defeating Republican Edward Creed in the general election.

An attorney by trade, Armstrong currently sits on the boards of the Virginia Museum of Transportation, Norfolk and Western Historical Society, and the Martinsville/Henry County Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Issue positions

On Armstrong's official website he lists four main issues:[2]

  • Economic Development - We must have "pro-active and forward thinking policy. We must also ensure that our citizens have ample economic opportunity to help them provide for their families."
  • Education - "Education is an important tool to help reach a better future."
  • Health & Wellness - "focusing on proactive planning for issues like traffic and infrastructure."
  • Transportation - "New roads are not enough. This challenge requires us to “think outside the box” and look at both long-term and short-term solutions. It is time for more than talk and increased VDOT budgets."

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 1902 Admissions tax; adds Carroll County to list of localities that may impose at events.
  • HB 1904 Virginia Child Protection Accountability System; established.
  • HB 1908 Assault and battery of family/household member; court to order person to obtain certain services.[3]

Major donors


Delegate Armstrong speaking on education

The top 5 donors to Armstrong's 2009 campaign:[4]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia House Democratic Caucus $61,751
Virginia Democratic Party $39,606
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $37,500
Virginia Association of Realtors $32,221
Virginia Bankers Assoc $24,880

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 10
1992–present
Succeeded by
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