Nick Rerras

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Nick Rerras
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 6th district
In office
January 12, 2000 – January 9, 2008
Preceded by Stanley C. Walker
Succeeded by Ralph S. Northam
Personal details
Born Dimitrios Nick Rerras
( 1957 -02-19) February 19, 1957 (age 57)
Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gayle
Children Nicholas
Helena
Costas
Robert
Residence Norfolk, Virginia
Alma mater Philadelphia Biblical University
Occupation Marketer
Religion Greek Orthodox
Website www.nickrerras.com

Dimitrios Nick Rerras (born February 19, 1957) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia. A Republican, he served in the Senate of Virginia from 2000 to 2008 representing the 6th District. At various times during his term of office, it included parts of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore of Virginia, and Mathews County.

Early life and family[edit]

Rerras was born on February 19, 1957 in Norfolk, the son of Greek immigrants. He graduated from Granby High School in Norfolk. His wife is Gayle and they have four children and reside in Norfolk. He has an Associates Degree in Electronics Technology from Tidewater Community College and graduated with a bachelors degree from Philadelphia Biblical University.

Military service[edit]

Nick served in the United States Army in the 9th Infantry Division and was twice selected as the Soldier of the Quarter.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1995, Rerras challenged longtime Senator Stanley C. Walker, the President pro tempore of the Senate, in the 6th District, based in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Walker won reelection 55%-45%.[2] However, Republicans gained a 20-20 tie in the Senate statewide, and Walker's position was weakened by a power-sharing agreement.

Rerras ran again in 1999, this time upsetting Walker 59%-41%.[3] In 2001, Rerras' district was expanded to include the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton and Mathews County on the Middle Peninsula.

In 2003, Rerras was challenged by Norfolk trial lawyer Andrew A. Protogyrou. Rerras won reelection handily, 62%-38%.[4]

In 2007, Ralph Northam, an Eastern Shore native who worked as a pediatric neurologist in Norfolk, defeated Rerras, 54%-46%.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rerras for Senate". Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1995 Election Results - Senate of Virginia". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Election Results - Senate of VA - Nov99 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  4. ^ "General Election - November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  5. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 

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Senate of Virginia
Preceded by
Stanley C. Walker
Virginia Senate, District 6
2000 - 2008
Succeeded by
Ralph Northam