Israel O'Quinn

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Israel D. O'Quinn
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 5th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2012
Preceded by C. W. Carrico
Personal details
Born ( 1980 -03-05) March 5, 1980 (age 34)
Abingdon, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Emily Lauren Gentry
Residence Washington County, Virginia
Alma mater Emory and Henry College
Occupation Businessperson
Committees Privileges and Elections
Militia, Police and Public Safety
Religion Baptist

Israel D. O'Quinn (born March 5, 1980) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He currently represents the 5th district, made up of the cities of Bristol and Galax, Grayson County, and parts of Smyth and Washington counties in the southwestern part of the state.[1][2]

Early life, education, business career[edit]

O'Quinn graduated from Patrick Henry High School; he went on to receive a B.A. degree in political science and history from Emory and Henry College in 2002. After graduation, he worked in the office of the Attorney General of Virginia, Jerry Kilgore, and on several political campaigns. In 2006, he was hired by K-VA-T Food Stores, owners of the K-VA-T Food City regional supermarket chain.[1][2]

O'Quinn married Emily Lauren Gentry.[1][2]

House of Delegates[edit]

In 2011, O'Quinn ran for the 5th district nomination when the incumbent, C. W. Carrico, decided to run for the state senate. He defeated independent candidate Michael D. Osborne in the general election, 12166-5338.[3]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, Washington, Scott and Bristol city district
Virginia House of Delegates, 5th district
Nov 8, 2011[3] General Israel D. O'Quinn Republican 12,166 69.28
Michael D. "Oz" Osborne 5,338 30.40
Write Ins 55 0.31
C. W. Carrico retired to run for Senate; seat remained Republican


  1. ^ a b c "Virginia House of Delegates 2012; Delegate Israel D. O'Quinn;". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  2. ^ a b c "Israel O'Quinn, Delegate - 5th District". Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  3. ^ a b "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-10-30. 

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