Matt Lohr

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Matthew J. Lohr
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 26th district
In office
January 11, 2006 – April 30, 2010
Preceded by Glenn Weatherholtz
Succeeded by Tony Wilt
Personal details
Born ( 1971 -08-28) August 28, 1971 (age 42)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Andrea Lynch Lohr (1995–2011; her death)[1]
Children Caroline, Carson
Residence Broadway, Virginia
Alma mater Virginia Tech
Occupation Director of the Farm Credit of the Virginias Knowledge Center
Religion Baptist

Matthew J. "Matt" Lohr (born August 28, 1971) is an American politician. Lohr served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2006–2010, representing the 26th district in the Shenandoah Valley, made up of the city of Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham County. From May 1, 2010 until December 16, 2013, he served as the 14th Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Governor Robert F. McDonnell. Lohr currently works for Farm Credit of the Virginias as director of the Knowledge Center. In this position he facilitates the sharing of knowledge and resources for the betterment of all farmers.

Lohr is a member of the Republican Party.[2][3]

While in the House, Lohr served on the committees of Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; Counties, Cities and Towns; and Finance.[2] He also served as chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee. During his time in office, he was presented "Legislator of the Year" awards from the Virginia Career and Technical Education Association and the Virginia Economic Development Association. In 2003 he won the American Farm Bureau "Excellence in Agriculture" Award as well as numerous farming and environmental stewardship honors.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 26th district
Nov 8, 2005[4] General M J Lohr Republican 8,545 53.58
L L Fulk Democratic 7,353 46.11
Write Ins 50 0.31
Glenn Weatherholtz retired; seat stayed Republican
Nov 6, 2007[5] General Matthew J. "Matt" Lohr Republican 8,166 71.07
Carolyn W. Frank 3,269 28.45
Write Ins 55 0.47
Nov 3, 2009[6] General Matthew J. "Matt" Lohr Republican 11,328 73.03
A. Gene Hart, Jr. Democratic 4,170 26.88
Write Ins 12 0.07

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Obituaries: Andrea Lynch Lohr". Grandle Funeral Home, Inc. 
  2. ^ a b "Virginia House of Delegates; Session 2010; Lohr, Matthew J. (Matt)". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  3. ^ "Commissioner's Message". Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  5. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  6. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 

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