Watkins Abbitt, Jr.

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Watkins Abbitt, Jr.
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Virginia House of Delegates District 59
Incumbent
In office
1986 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 28
PartyIndependent
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected1985
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday10/20/1944
Place of birthLynchburg, VA
ProfessionInsurance
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Watkins Abbitt, Jr. is an Independent member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 59 since 1986.

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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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 59
1986–present
Succeeded by
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