Anne B. Crockett-Stark
|Anne B. Crockett-Stark|
Crockett-Stark at the 25th anniversary of the New River Trail State Park
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 6th district
January 11, 2006 – 2014
|Preceded by||Benny Keister|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Campbell|
|Born||Anne B. Crockett
December 12, 1942
|Spouse(s)||Carl Stark (deceased)|
|Children||Anne Carney, Susan Aker|
|Alma mater||Radford University
|Committees||Counties, Cities and Towns
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Science and Technology
Anne B. "Annie B." Crockett-Stark (born December 12, 1942) is an American politician. Since 2006, she has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 6th District in the southwestern part of the state.
Crockett-Stark announced that she would not run for reelection in 2013.
Anne B. Crockett was born in Wytheville, Virginia. She received a B.S. in English from Radford University in 1969, and an M.S. in community college guidance in 1979. She also did some graduate work at Virginia Tech. She worked as an educator and guidance counselor.
She married Dr. Carl E. Stark. They had two daughters, Anne C. Carney and Susan C. Aker.
Early political career
Crockett-Stark started her political career in 1978, when she became the first woman elected to the Wytheville Town Council. She served on the councill until 1982. She also served on the Wythe County Board of Supervisors from 1988 through 2005, and was its chair in 2003.
House of Delegates
Crockett-Stark's first race for House of Delegates in 2005 was notable in that it was the only incumbent Democratic loss in the House during the 2005 election cycle. She defeated Benny Keister, a three-term member.
The 2011 election was the first in which she had no opponent.
|Virginia House of Delegates, 6th district|
|Nov 8, 2005||General||A B Crockett Stark||Republican||10,615||53.80|
|W B Keister||Democratic||9,109||46.17|
|Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican|
|Nov 6, 2007||General||Anne B. Crockett-Stark||Republican||9,319||55.64|
|W. F. "Bill" Thomas Jr.||Democratic||7,412||44.25|
|Nov 3, 2009||General||Anne B. Crockett-Stark||Republican||11,889||65.17|
|A. Carole Pratt||Democratic||6,331||34.70|
|Nov 8, 2011||General||Anne B. Crockett-Stark||Republican||15,047||98.44|
Scandals Involving Campaign Staff
During both her 2005 and 2007 campaigns, Delegate Crockett-Stark received negative press coverage for comments made by her campaign staff. In 2005, a staffer made derogatory remarks on her personal blog about "trolling for votes among 'rednecks' who resembled Bigfoot and freak show tattooed men who lived in places that looked like horror movie sets."  In 2007, a local campaign staffer posted a quote on her online Facebook profile insinuating that Delegate Crockett-Stark referred to her donors using a derogatory name. Both staffers were immediately terminated.
2006 Legislative Session
During the 2006 legislative session, Delegate Crockett-Stark proposed ten bills, two studies, and five commending resolutions. Both studies were killed, along with seven of her bills. This left Delegate Crockett-Stark with a passage rate for legislation of 25%, 47% if her commending resolutions are included.
2007 Legislative Session
During the 2007 legislative session, Delegate Crockett-Stark proposed twelve bills and four commending resolutions. The 2007 legislative session was notable in that all twelve house bills proposed by Delegate Crockett-Stark were killed, giving her a 0% passage rate for legislation during the 2007 session, 25% if her commending resolutions are included.
Interest Group Ratings
Interest group ratings for Crockett-Stark, as compiled by Project Vote Smart:
- Virginia Chamber of Commerce - 51% (2005)
- Virginia FREE - 57% (2007)
- Virginia Education Association - 63% (2006)
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters - 38% (2006)
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters - 60% (2007)
- Virginia AFL-CIO - 25% (2006)
- Virginia AFL-CIO - 20% (2007)
- "Bio for Anne B. Crockett-Stark". Virginia House of Delegates. Archived from the original on 2013-06-20. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- Lewis, Bob (2013-04-03). "In Virginia reconvened session, Putney heads august class of retiring lawmakers bidding adieu". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-04-11.
- "Purple Reign". The Magazine of Radford University. Radford University. Retrieved 26 July 2015.
- "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-07.
- Thornton, Tim (2007-09-10). "Delegate's staffer fired over Web post". Roanoke Times. Archived from the original on 2013-02-01. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
- Richmond Sunlight
- "Representative Anne B. Crockett-Stark (VA)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
- Virginia House of Delegates: Bio for Anne B. Crockett-Stark (2008 session)
- Virginia Public Access Project: Anne B. Crockett-Stark
- "Election Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
- "Delegate Anne Crockett-Stark". Richmond Sunlight. Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-09.
- Vote Smart Interest Group Ratings