Scott Lingamfelter

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Col.
L. Scott Lingamfelter
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 31st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 9, 2002
Preceded by Jay Katzen
Personal details
Born ( 1951 -03-27) March 27, 1951 (age 63)
New York, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Shelley Elizabeth Glick
Children Amy, John, Paul
Residence Woodbridge, Virginia
Alma mater Virginia Military Institute, University of Virginia
Committees Appropriations; Education; Militia, Police and Public Safety
Religion Anglican
Website [1] (House district)
[2] (LG campaign)
Military service
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1973–2001
Rank Colonel
Awards Bronze Star Medal, Legion of Merit

L. Scott Lingamfelter (born March 27, 1951) is an American politician and soldier. He has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates since January 2002, representing the 31st district in Fauquier and Prince William Counties,[1] and was a candidate for the 2013 Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia. Previously, Lingamfelter was an officer in the United States Army 1973–2001, reaching the rank of colonel.

Education and Military Career[edit]

Lingamfelter was raised in Richmond, Virginia where he attended public and parochial schools. He then attended the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington Virginia where he earned a B.A. in History in 1973. After graduating from VMI as a Distinguished Military Graduate (DMG), he was commissioned in the Regular Army of the United States and began a career as a Field Artilleryman.

In 1979, the United States Army awarded him a full academic scholarship to the University of Virginia (UVa) where he earned a Master of Arts in Government and Foreign Affairs in 1981. After many assignments around the world during war and peace, he rose to the rank of Colonel. His last military assignment in the Army was as Military Assistant to the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College where he served as class president. He retired after 28 years of active duty service. [2]

Among his awards and decorations are the Defense Superior Service Medal; two Legions of Merit; the Bronze Star Medal; two Defense Meritorious Service Medals; four Meritorious Service Medals; three Joint Service Commendation Medals; the Army Commendation Medal; the National Defense Service Medal with battle star; the Southwest Asia Service Medal with three battle stars; the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia); the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait); and the United Nations Service Medal.[3]

Since retiring from the military, he has worked for the private sector focused on strategic planning in support of the senior leadership for the U.S. Missile Defense Agency in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he has worked in the emergency management and homeland security arena in support of Federal agencies, states and localities.

Political career[edit]

House of Delegates[edit]

Elections[edit]

Lingamfelter ran for the 31st District seat in the House of Delegates in 2001; his predecessor, Jay K. Katzen, was running for lieutenant governor, leaving the seat open. Lingamfelter defeated Democrat Michele Krause 56%-44%.[4] He assumed office in January 2002. He was re-elected in 2003, defeating Democrat David Brickley 55%-45%.[5] He was unopposed for re-election in 2005.[6] He was re-elected in 2007, getting 55% of the vote to 44% for Democrat Bill Day.[7] He was unopposed in 2009.[8] In 2011, he won re-election with 59% of the vote over Democrat Roy Coffey.[9] In 2013, he won re-election 50%-49% edging out Democrat Jeremy McPike.

Tenure[edit]

He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, (Sub-Committee Chairman of the Capital Outlay Committee of Appropriations), a member of the Education Committee, and Chairman of the Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. He also serves on the Chesapeake Bay Commission. He is also the Co-Chairman of the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus, a bipartisan group of stakeholders that seeks to promote awareness of issues facing Virginia’s outdoorsmen and sportsmen. [10]

Lingamfelter was the recipient of the National Rifle Association's Carter-Knight award in 2013 for his successful efforts to repeal Virginia's gun rationing (one-gun-per-month) law.[11]

Candidate for Lieutenant Governor[edit]

In June of 2012 he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 2013.[12] After losing in the convention Lingamfelter threw his support behind Pete Snyder. [12]

Personal Life[edit]

Lingamfelter is married to the former Shelley Glick of Bridgewater, Virginia. They have three children: Amy, a Christian musician, John, a United States Air Force office; and Paul, who works in the finance industry. The Lingamfelter family attends Christ Our Lord Anglican Church. [13]

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