Watkins Abbitt, Jr.

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Watkins Abbitt, Jr.
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Virginia House of Delegates District 59
Former member
In office
1986 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1985
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth10/20/1944
Place of birthLynchburg, VA
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]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Abbitt did not seek re-election in 2011.


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


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
Virginia House of Delegates District 59
Succeeded by
Matt Fariss