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|Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 59
</div>{{TOCnestright}}'''Watkins Abbitt, Jr.''' is a Independent member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 59 since 1986.  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Watkins Abbitt, Jr.''' is a former [[Independent]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 59 from 1986 to 2012.  
  
 
Abbitt is the owner of Abbitt Realty and the Conner Insurance Agency.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5120 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Abbitt]</ref>
 
Abbitt is the owner of Abbitt Realty and the Conner Insurance Agency.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5120 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Abbitt]</ref>
  
===Committee membership===
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==Committee assignments==
*Appropriations
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2010-2012 committees:
*General Laws
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*[[General laws Committee, Virginia House|General Laws]]
*Rules
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**ABC/Gaming Subcommittee
*Subcommittee on ABC/Gaming
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*[[Appropriations Committee, Virginia House|Appropriations]]
*Subcommittee on Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
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**General Government Subcommittee (Chair)
*Subcommittee on General Government (Chair)
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**Economic Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
*Subcommittee on Public Safety
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**Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
*Subcommittee on Standards of Conduct
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**Public Safety Subcommittee
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*[[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]]
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**Standards of Conduct Subcommittee
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
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* HB 2390 Alcoholic beverage control; designates as agents of ABC Board any licensed distiller who blends.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H1C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
* HB 2390 Alcoholic beverage control; designates as agents of ABC Board any licensed distiller who blends.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H1C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
  
===Major donors===
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==Elections==
The top 5 donors to Abbitt's 2007 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94889 Follow the Money - 2007 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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===2011===
*1. VA Assoc of Realtors $6,691
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
*2. VA Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $5,250
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*3. Mirra, Raymond A $5,000
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Abbitt did not seek re-election in 2011.
*4. Carter Jr, Robert  $5,000
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*5. VA Dental Assoc $5,000
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===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
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In 2009, Abbitt, Jr. was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Watkins Abbitt, Jr. (I)'''
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| align="right" | '''16,896'''
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==Campaign donors==
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===2009===
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The top 5 donors to Abbitt's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114501 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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|Ontario Hardwood Co Inc
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|$5,000
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|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc
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|$2,500
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|Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc
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|$2,240
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|Virginia Bankers Assoc
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|$2,164
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|Virginia Dental Assoc
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|$2,000
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.watkinsabbitt.com/ Delegate Watkins Abbitt official website]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/daac5204668f219b85257535005773e1?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Abbitt]  
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5120 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5120 Project Vote Smart profile]
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5120 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94889 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77211 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19301 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4665 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1 1999]
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*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=114501 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94889 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77211 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19301 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4665 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1 1999]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/wmabbitt Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/wmabbitt Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/2?display=donors&end_year=2009&filter_schedule=all&industry=all&limit=7&locality=all&lookup_type=year&order=amount&page=1&pf=true&start_year=1996&zip_code=all Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/2?display=donors&end_year=2009&filter_schedule=all&industry=all&limit=7&locality=all&lookup_type=year&order=amount&page=1&pf=true&start_year=1996&zip_code=all Virginia Public Access Project profile]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:32, 13 January 2012

Watkins Abbitt, Jr.
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Virginia House of Delegates District 59
Former member
In office
1986 - 2012
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1985
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday10/20/1944
Place of birthLynchburg, VA
ProfessionInsurance
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. is a former Independent member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 59 from 1986 to 2012.

Abbitt is the owner of Abbitt Realty and the Conner Insurance Agency.[1]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • General Laws
    • ABC/Gaming Subcommittee
  • Appropriations
    • General Government Subcommittee (Chair)
    • Economic Development Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee
    • Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
    • Public Safety Subcommittee
  • Rules
    • Standards of Conduct Subcommittee

  • HB 2168 Stormwater offsets; authorizes permit-issuing authorities to allow permit holders to comply.
  • HB 2169 Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; membership, powers & duties relating to suspension, etc.
  • HB 2390 Alcoholic beverage control; designates as agents of ABC Board any licensed distiller who blends.[2]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Abbitt did not seek re-election in 2011.

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Abbitt, Jr. was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [3]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 59 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Watkins Abbitt, Jr. (I) 16,896

Delegate Abbitt speaking at a tree dedication ceremony

Campaign donors

2009

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

Contributor 2009 total
Ontario Hardwood Co Inc $5,000
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $2,500
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc $2,240
Virginia Bankers Assoc $2,164
Virginia Dental Assoc $2,000

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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 59
1986–2012
Succeeded by
Matt Fariss