Anne B. Crockett-Stark

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Anne B. Crockett-Stark
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 6th district
In office
January 11, 2006 – 2014
Preceded by Benny Keister
Succeeded by Jeff Campbell
Personal details
Born Anne B. Crockett
(1942-12-12) December 12, 1942 (age 71)
Wytheville, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Carl Stark (deceased)
Children Anne Carney, Susan Aker
Residence Wytheville, Virginia
Alma mater Radford University
Virginia Tech
Committees Counties, Cities and Towns
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Science and Technology
Religion Lutheran
Website annebcrockett-stark.org

Anne B. "Annie B." Crockett-Stark (born December 12, 1942) is an American politician. Since 2006, she has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 6th District in the southwestern part of the state.[1]

Crockett-Stark announced that she would not run for reelection in 2013.[2]

Biography[edit]

Anne B. Crockett was born in Wytheville, Virginia. She received a B.S. in English from Radford University in 1969, and an M.S. in community college guidance in 1979. She also did some graduate work at Virginia Tech. She worked as an educator and guidance counselor.[1]

She married Dr. Carl E. Stark. They had two daughters, Anne C. Carney and Susan C. Aker.[1]

Early political career[edit]

Crockett-Stark was the first woman elected to the Wytheville Town Council, in 1978.[citation needed] She served until 1982. She also served on the Wythe County Board of Supervisors 1988–2005, and was its chair in 2003.[1]

House of Delegates[edit]

Electoral history[edit]

Crockett-Stark's first race for House of Delegates in 2005 was notable in that it was the only incumbent Democratic loss in the House during the 2005 election cycle. She defeated Benny Keister, a three-term member.

The 2011 election was the first in which she had no opponent.

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 6th district
Nov 8, 2005[3] General A B Crockett Stark Republican 10,615 53.80
W B Keister Democratic 9,109 46.17
Write Ins 6 0.03
Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican
Nov 6, 2007[4] General Anne B. Crockett-Stark Republican 9,319 55.64
W. F. "Bill" Thomas Jr. Democratic 7,412 44.25
Write Ins 17 0.10
Nov 3, 2009[5] General Anne B. Crockett-Stark Republican 11,889 65.17
A. Carole Pratt Democratic 6,331 34.70
Write Ins 22 0.12
Nov 8, 2011[6] General Anne B. Crockett-Stark Republican 15,047 98.44
Write Ins 238 1.55

Scandals Involving Campaign Staff[edit]

During both her 2005 and 2007 campaigns, Delegate Crockett-Stark received negative press coverage for comments made by her campaign staff. In 2005, a staffer made derogatory remarks on her personal blog about "trolling for votes among 'rednecks' who resembled Bigfoot and freak show tattooed men who lived in places that looked like horror movie sets." [7] In 2007, a local campaign staffer posted a quote on her online Facebook profile insinuating that Delegate Crockett-Stark referred to her donors using a derogatory name.[7] Both staffers were immediately terminated.

Legislative Record[edit]

2006 Legislative Session[edit]

During the 2006 legislative session, Delegate Crockett-Stark proposed ten bills, two studies, and five commending resolutions. Both studies were killed, along with seven of her bills. This left Delegate Crockett-Stark with a passage rate for legislation of 25%, 47% if her commending resolutions are included.[8]

2007 Legislative Session[edit]

During the 2007 legislative session, Delegate Crockett-Stark proposed twelve bills and four commending resolutions. The 2007 legislative session was notable in that all twelve house bills proposed by Delegate Crockett-Stark were killed, giving her a 0% passage rate for legislation during the 2007 session, 25% if her commending resolutions are included.[8]

Interest Group Ratings[edit]

Interest group ratings for Crockett-Stark, as compiled by Project Vote Smart:[9]

Businesses

Virginia Chamber of Commerce - 51% (2005)
Virginia FREE - 57% (2007)

Education

Virginia Education Association - 63% (2006)

Environment

Virginia League of Conservation Voters - 38% (2006)
Virginia League of Conservation Voters - 60% (2007)

Labor

Virginia AFL-CIO - 25% (2006)
Virginia AFL-CIO - 20% (2007)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Bio for Anne B. Crockett-Stark". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  2. ^ Lewis, Bob (2013-04-03). "In Virginia reconvened session, Putney heads august class of retiring lawmakers bidding adieu". The Washington Post (Associated Press). Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  4. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  5. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  6. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-07. 
  7. ^ a b Thornton, Tim (2007-09-10). "Delegate's staffer fired over Web post". Roanoke Times. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
  8. ^ a b Richmond Sunlight
  9. ^ "Representative Anne B. Crockett-Stark (VA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

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