Clay Athey

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Clay Athey
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 18th district
In office
January 9, 2002 – January 11, 2012
Preceded by R. Creigh Deeds
Succeeded by Michael J. Webert
Personal details
Born Clifford L. Athey
( 1960 -09-01) September 1, 1960 (age 56)
Front Royal, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Stacey Lynne Knox
Children Madagan, Clayton
Residence Front Royal, Virginia
Alma mater Lord Fairfax Comm. College
Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
University of Dayton
Profession Lawyer
Religion Methodist

Clifford L. "Clay" Athey (born September 1, 1960, in Front Royal, Virginia) is an American politician and jurist. He was a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates 2002–2011. In 2012, Governor Bob McDonnell appointed him a judge of the 26th Judicial Circuit, covering Clarke, Frederick, Page, Rockingham, Shenandoah and Warren counties and the cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester in the northern part of the state.[1][2]

During his 10 years in the House of Delegates, he represented the 18th district, made up of Warren County and parts of Fauquier and Frederick Counties.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Virginia House of Delegates; Clifford L. Athey, Jr.". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (2012-05-15). "House Vote Sinks Openly Gay Judicial Nominee". CBS Washington. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 

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