John Cosgrove (Virginia politician)

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John Cosgrove
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 14th district
Assumed office
August 16, 2013
Preceded by Harry Blevins
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 78th district
In office
January 9, 2002 – August 16, 2013
Preceded by Harry Blevins
Succeeded by Jay Leftwich
Personal details
Born ( 1954 -06-07) June 7, 1954 (age 63)
Montgomery, Alabama
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sue Ann Culpepper
Children Michael, Brian
Residence Chesapeake, Virginia
Alma mater Tidewater Community College
Old Dominion University
Profession Electronics engineer
Committees General Laws; Privileges and Elections; Science and Technology; Transportation
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1987–1998
Unit United States Naval Reserve

John A. Cosgrove (born June 7, 1954) is an American politician. On August 16, 2013, he was sworn in as a member of the Senate of Virginia, representing the 14th district, after winning an August 6 special election to replace the retiring Harry Blevins.[1][2]

From 2002 to 2013 Cosgrove served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 78th district in the city of Chesapeake. Cosgrove is a member of the Republican Party.[3]

Cosgrove is a Virginia State Leader for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which writes conservative model bills for state legislators to introduce.[4]


  1. ^ Downs, John Sr. (2013-08-21). "John Cosgrove: Chesapeake's New State Senator". The Citizen of Chesapeake. Archived from the original on 2013-08-22. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  2. ^ Sheler, Jeff (2013-08-07). "Cosgrove wins special election to fill Va. senate seat". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Virginia House of Delegates; Session 2013; Cosgrove, John A". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
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