Kaye Kory

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Kaye Kory
Kaye Kory 2010.jpg
Kory in 2010
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 38th district
Assumed office
January 13, 2010
Preceded by Robert D. Hull
Personal details
Born (1947-04-18) April 18, 1947 (age 69)
Chicago, Illinois
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Ross C. Kory, Jr.
Children Matthew, Alexander ("Sandy"), Caroline
Residence Fairfax County, Virginia
Alma mater Miami University
University of Iowa
George Mason University
Committees Counties Cities and Towns, Science and Technology
Website www.kayekory.com

Kaye Kory (born April 18, 1947) is an American politician. Since 2010 she has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 38th district in Fairfax County.[1] She served on the Fairfax County School Board 1999–2009. Kory is a member of the Democratic Party.[2]

Kory has served on the House committees on Counties, Cities and Towns (2010–), Militia, Police and Public Safety (2012–), and Science and Technology (2010–).[3]

Early life[edit]

Kory was born in Chicago. She attended The American School in Japan, and received a B.A. degree from Oxford College, now part of Miami University in 1969. She has also attended the University of Iowa and George Mason University.[2]

Kory married Ross C. Kory, Jr. They have three children.[2]

Community activism[edit]

For two years, Kory was a VISTA volunteer working on housing and anti-poverty issues. As a program adviser to a Community Agency on Aging and Executive Director at the Saunders B. Moon Senior Citizens Center in the Gum Springs neighborhood of Fairfax County, Kory established a free transportation for the elderly.[citation needed]

Kory became involved with the parent-teacher associations at her children's schools, and was elected president and treasurer of the J.E.B. Stuart High School PTA.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

In June 1999, Kory won a special election for the Fairfax County School Board.[4] Kory won her next three subsequent elections.

In June 2009, Kory upset nine-term Virginia House of Delegates incumbent Robert D. Hull in a Democratic primary. She went on to win the seat in the general election that November.

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 38th district
Jun 9, 2009[5] Democratic primary L. Kaye Kory 2,535 50.64
Robert D. Hull 2,470 49.35
Nov 3, 2009[6] General L. Kaye Kory Democratic 9,621 59.50
Danny R. Smith Republican 6,505 40.23
Write Ins 42 0.25
Incumbent lost in primary; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 8, 2011[7] General L. Kaye Kory Democratic 8,106 76.43
James L. "Jim" Leslie Independent Green 2,402 22.64
Write Ins 97 0.91


  1. ^ "Delegate Kaye Kory". www.virginiageneralassembly.gov. Retrieved October 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Bio for Kaye Kory". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Kaye Kory Campaign Website". Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  5. ^ "June 2009 Democratic Primary Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  6. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 
  7. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-31. 

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