Thomas C. Wright

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Thomas C. "Tommy" Wright, Jr.
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 61st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2001
Preceded by Frank Ruff
Personal details
Born ( 1948 -04-27) April 27, 1948 (age 66)
Richmond, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Frances Rose Abernathy
Children Thomas III, Briggs
Residence Victoria, Virginia
Alma mater Old Dominion University
Occupation Grocer
Committees Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; General Laws; Militia, Police and Public Safety
Religion Christian

Thomas C. "Tommy" Wright, Jr. (born April 27, 1948) is an American politician. Since 2001 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 61st district in the Southside Virginia counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Mecklenburg and Nottoway, plus part of Lunenburg County. He is a member of the Republican Party.[1]

Wright has served on the House committees on Agriculture (2001), Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (2002–), Claims (2001), Conservation and Natural Resources (2001), Counties, Cities and Towns (2001), General Laws (2002–), Militia and Police (2001), and Militia, Police and Public Safety (2002–).[2]

Early life, education[edit]

Wright was born in Richmond, Virginia. He graduated from Victoria High School in 1966, and received a B.A. degree in political science from Old Dominion University in 1970.[1]

Electoral history[edit]

Wright was elected to the Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors in 1993 and 1997. He served as chairman 1995–1997.[1]

State Senator Richard J. Holland died on April 16, 2000.[3] He was succeeded in office by 61st district Delegate Frank Ruff, who won a special election on November 7, 2000.[4] Wright received the Republican nomination to replace Ruff, and won the seat in another special election on December 19.[5]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 61st district
Dec 19, 2000[5] Special T C Wright Jr Republican 5,097 54.77
F W Bacon Democratic 4,205 45.18
Write Ins 5 0.05
Frank Ruff was elected to the Senate; seat stayed Republican
Nov 6, 2001[6] General T C Wright Jr Republican 10,529 59.64
W E Keel Democratic 7,118 40.32
Write Ins 8 0.05
Nov 4, 2003[7] General T C Wright Jr Republican 9,975 99.65
Write Ins 35 0.35
Nov 8, 2005[8] General T C Wright Jr Republican 12,542 99.39
Write Ins 77 0.61
Nov 6, 2007[9] General Thomas C. Wright, Jr. Republican 14,279 99.58
Write Ins 60 0.41
Nov 3, 2009[10] General Thomas C. Wright, Jr. Republican 14,766 99.26
Write Ins 109 0.73
Nov 8, 2011[11] General Thomas C. Wright, Jr. Republican 15,578 99.31
Write Ins 107 0.68

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Bio for Thomas C. Wright". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  2. ^ "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ Reynolds, Rick (2000-04-17). Obituaries. "Richard J. Holland". Daily Press. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Virginia General Election - November 7, 2000". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  5. ^ a b "Virginia Special Election - December 19, 2000". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  6. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  7. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  8. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  9. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  10. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  11. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 

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