John Watkins (Virginia politician)

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John C. Watkins
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 10th district
Assumed office
January 16, 1998
Preceded by Joseph B. Benedetti
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 65th district
In office
January 12, 1983 – January 16, 1998
Preceded by None (district created)
Succeeded by R. Lee Ware
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 34th district
In office
January 13, 1982 – January 12, 1983
Preceded by Ralph L. Axselle, Jr.
Succeeded by Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
Personal details
Born John Chewning Watkins
( 1947 -03-01) March 1, 1947 (age 67)
Petersburg, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathy
Children 3 sons
Residence Midlothian, Virginia
Alma mater Virginia Tech
Occupation Nursery owner
Committees Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources; Commerce and Labor; Finance; Transportation
Religion Lutheran
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1970-71

John Chewning Watkins (born March 1, 1947, in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American politician. A Republican, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1982 to 1998, when he was elected to the Senate of Virginia. He currently represents the 10th district, situated in part of the city of Richmond and its westerly suburbs, including all of Amelia and Powhatan counties and parts of four others.[1]


  1. ^ Senate of Virginia bio


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