Kathy Byron

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Kathy Byron
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 22nd district
Assumed office
January 14, 1998
Preceded by Joyce Crouch
Personal details
Born (1953-09-05) September 5, 1953 (age 64)
Abingdon, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) John T. Byron
Children Amy Manzi, John Byron Jr., Joe Byron
Committees Science and Technology
Commerce and Labor (Vice-Chair)
Finance
Website www.kathybyron.com

Kathy J. Byron (born September 5, 1953) is an American politician. Since 1998 she has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 22nd district in the Virginia Piedmont, consisting of parts of Bedford, Campbell and Franklin Counties and the city of Lynchburg.[1]

House of Delegates[edit]

In February 2012, she sponsored HB462,[2] a bill that would require that Virginia women seeking an abortion would have to undergo a transvaginal ultrasound, without her written consent and even if it is against the wishes of her doctor.[3]

After the controversy caused by passing of this bill by Virginia representatives,[4] Governor Bob McDonnell amended the bill to include language that would require the written consent of the woman seeking an abortion, and would also require only a transabdominal ultrasound.[5] However, Rep. Byron urged rejection of the amendment on its grounds that a transvaginal ultrasound is an invasive procedure because, "If we want to talk about invasiveness, there's nothing more invasive than the procedure that she is about to have," she said,[6] referring to her belief that abortions harm viable persons within the womb.

In January 2017, she proposed HB2108, a bill that would restrict municipalities to expand beyond their current footprint and from building and offering broadband to those within the municipalities.[7]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes %
Virginia House of Delegates, 22nd district
Nov 4, 1997[8] General Kathy J. Byron Republican 10,232 59.04
Kaye Sweeney Lipscomb Democratic 7,082 40.87
Write Ins 16 0.92
Joyce Crouch retired; seat stayed Republican
Nov 2, 1999[9] General K J Byron Republican 7,880 63.86
J P Campbell Democratic 4,440 35.98
Write Ins 19 0.15
Nov 6, 2001[10] General K J Byron Republican 11,564 56.32
W S Miles III 8,968 43.68
Nov 4, 2003[11] General K J Byron Republican 12,946 99.95
Write Ins 6 0.05
Nov 8, 2005[12] General K J Byron Republican 15,343 99.03
Write Ins 151 0.97
Nov 6, 2007[13] General Kathy J. Byron Republican 8,783 98.98
Write Ins 90 1.01
Nov 3, 2009[14] General Kathy J. Byron Republican 18,107 98.99
Write Ins 183 1.00
Nov 8, 2011[15] General Kathy J. Byron Republican 12,922 97.69
Write Ins 305 2.30
Nov 5, 2013[16] General Kathy J. Byron Republican 15,025 66.3
Katie Cyphert Democratic 7,612 33.6
Write Ins 38 0.20
Nov 3, 2015[17] General Kathy J. Byron Republican 9,228 96
Write Ins 384 4

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio for Kathy J. Byron". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-24. 
  2. ^ "2012 » Abortion; informed consent, shall undergo ultrasound imaging, exceptions. (HB462)". Richmond Sunlight. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  3. ^ "HB462: Abortion; informed consent, shall undergo ultrasound imaging, exceptions". Richmond Sunlight. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  4. ^ "Women Rally: Women Rally at Capitol over Personhood". wdbj7.com. 2012-02-20. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  5. ^ David Badash (2012-02-22). "Abortion: Virginia Governor Backpedals On Transvaginal Ultrasound Bill". The New Civil Rights Movement. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  6. ^ "'Personhood,' ultrasound bills advance in House | Richmond Times-Dispatch". .timesdispatch.com. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2012-04-18. 
  7. ^ Google, Ting, Netflix Dare To Suggest That Maybe Giant, Anti-Competitive ISPs Shouldn't Be Writing State Telecom Laws | TechDirt
  8. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  9. ^ "Election Results - House of Delegates - Nov 1999 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  10. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  11. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-28. [dead link]
  12. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  13. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  14. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  15. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2013-05-28. 
  16. ^ "November 2013 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 
  17. ^ "November 2015 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2016-09-05. 

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