Joe T. May
|Joe Turner May|
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 33rd district
January 12, 1994 – January 8, 2014
|Preceded by||Linda Wallace|
|Succeeded by||Dave LaRock|
|Born||Joseph Turner May
June 8, 1937
|Spouse(s)||Roberta Compton Downs|
Elaine May Attridge
|Alma mater||Virginia Tech|
Science and Technology
|Religion||Church of the Brethren|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1955–1958|
|Unit||United States Army
89th Ordnance Detachment (Redstone)
Joe Turner May (born June 8, 1937) is an American businessman, electrical engineer, inventor, aviator, and politician.
In 1977, May founded EIT, a Sterling-based electronics manufacturer. May holds over twenty patents in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering. He is also an avid aviator, holding licenses in both fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Between 1994 and 2014, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 33rd district. The district included parts of Clarke, Frederick and Loudoun counties. May, a self described moderate, was a member of the Republican Party caucus. During his time in the House of Delegates, May was co-chair of the Science and Technology committee between 1998–2001, and chair between 2002–2007. Between 2008–2014, he was chair of the committee on Transportation.[update]
In December 2013, May announced his candidacy in a special election to succeed Democratic Attorney General-elect Mark Herring, in the Virginia State Senate. After the Republican Party decided to choose its candidate through a "mass meeting" instead of a primary, May declared he would run as an independent. May was endorsed by both the conservative-leaning National Federation of Independent Business and the centralist Independent Greens Party. On election day, May garnered 10% of the vote, while the Democratic and Republican candidates received 53% and 38%, respectively.
|Virginia House of Delegates, 33rd district|
|November 2, 1993||General||Joe T. May||Republican||9,773||51.9%|
|Jean S. Brown||Democratic||8,736||46.4%|
|Christina Nelson Huth||Independent||323||1.7%|
|Linda Wallace retired; seat stayed Republican|
|November 7, 1995||General||Joe T. May||Republican||10,090||61.7%|
|Richard D. Winter||Democratic||6,239||37.4%|
|November 4, 1997||General||Joe T. May||Republican||11,976||59.6%|
|Kenneth P. Halla||Democratic||6,563||32.7%|
|Robert E. Primack||Independent Greens||1,536||7.7%|
|November 2, 1999||General||Joe T. May||Republican||14,095||98.8%|
|Nov 6, 2001||General||Joe T. May||Republican||17,107||98.1%|
|Nov 4, 2003||General||Joe T. May||Republican||16,031||98.1%|
|Jun 14, 2005||Republican primary||Joy T. May||2,974||59.8%|
|Christopher G. Oprison||1,999||40.2%|
|November 8, 2005||General||Joe T. May||Republican||20,621||91.8%|
|November 6, 2007||General||Joe T. May||Republican||14,978||59.8%|
|November 3, 2009||General||Joe T. May||Republican||22,489||96.9%|
|November 8, 2011||General||Joe T. May||Republican||13,027||97.4%|
|June 4, 2013||Republican primary||Dave LaRock||2,958||57.3%|
|Joe T. May||2,201||42.7%|
|Virginia State Senate, 33rd district|
|January 21, 2014||Special election||Jennifer Wexton||Democratic||11,427||52.7%|
|Joe T. May||Independent||2,119||9.8%|
- Ben Pershing (2013-01-20). "Joe May looks for the middle ground in special election for control of Virginia Senate". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-01-20.
- "Joe May is inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence". Bradley Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering, Virginia Tech. 2009-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
- Danielle Nadler. "May Unveils Latest Invention, A First For Helicopter Technology". Leesburg Today, May 2015
- "Bio for Joe T. May". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
- Ben Pershing and Errin Whack (2013-06-11). "Democrats give nod to Northam, Herring in statewide races". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
- Caitlin Gibson (2013-06-11). "May breaks from GOP, will run as Independent in race for Herring’s seat". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-06-12.
- "Business Group Endorses May For State Senate". Leesburg Today. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- "Independent Green Party endorsee Joe May for State Senate 33rd District". votejoinrun.us. Retrieved 2013-12-25.
- "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
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- "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
- "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
- "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-31.
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- "May Secures Spot On Special Election Ballot". Leesburg Today. Retrieved 2013-12-30.