Todd Gilbert

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Todd Gilbert
Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
Assumed office
January 10, 2018
Preceded byKirk Cox
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 11, 2006
Preceded byAllen Louderback
Personal details
Born
Christopher Todd Gilbert

(1970-10-19) October 19, 1970 (age 48)
Newton, Texas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Jennifer Wishon
EducationUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville (BA)
Southern Methodist University (JD)
WebsiteOfficial website

Christopher Todd Gilbert (born October 19, 1970) is an American politician. He has been a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates since 2006, representing the 15th district in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, made up of Page and Shenandoah Counties, plus parts of Rockingham and Warren Counties.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Gilbert was born in Newton, Texas. He graduated in 1989 from Central High School in Woodstock, Virginia, where he served as student body president and played three varsity sports. He attended the University of Virginia, where he earned a bachelor's degree in government in 1993. While at UVA, he was a legislative intern in the Capitol Hill office of then U.S. Representative George Allen. Upon graduation, he attended the Southern Methodist University School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 1996 and led the student body as president of the Student Bar Association. While at SMU Law, Gilbert won the school's annual mock trial competition and participated on the school's competitive mock trial team.

Early career[edit]

Gilbert began his career as a full-time prosecutor. His first job was with the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Lynchburg, where he was a member of the Violent Crime Prosecution Team. In 1999, he returned home to work in the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for Shenandoah County for six years, where he was lead prosecutor in a number of major cases.

Political career[edit]

Virginia House of Delegates[edit]

Elections[edit]

He was first elected to represent the 15th district in the Virginia House of Delegates in 2005.

Tenure[edit]

In 2010, Gilbert was appointed to be Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Delegates.

Gilbert will become the Virginia House of Delegates Majority Leader on January 10, 2018, so long as Republicans maintain their majority following the next elections. He was chosen by the House Republican Caucus following their decision to promote current House Majority Leader Kirk Cox to Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Committee assignments[edit]

  • House General Laws Committee (Chairman)
  • Militia Police and Public Safety Committee
  • Courts of Justice Committee

Other assignments[edit]

  • Virginia State Crime Commission
  • Board of Directors of the Virginia YMCA.

Personal life[edit]

Todd Gilbert is married to Jennifer Wishon Gilbert. His mother is Diana Gail Gilbert. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock. Outside of Richmond, Gilbert works in a private law practice.[1]

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Virginia YMCA "Service to Youth Award"
  • Family Foundation "Legislator of the Year"
  • Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys "Champion of Justice Award"
  • Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police "Legislator of the Year"
  • Virginia State Police Association "Legislator of the Year"
  • American Conservative Union "Defender of Liberty"
  • Virginia Chamber of Commerce "Champion of Free Enterprise"
  • Virginia Chamber of Commerce "Advocate in Legal Reform Award"

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes %
Virginia House of Delegates, 15th district
Nov 8, 2005[2] General C T Gilbert Republican 14,050 64.46
J K Blubaugh Democratic 7,721 35.42
Write Ins 26 0.12
Allen Louderback retired; seat stayed Republican
Nov 6, 2007[3] General C. Todd Gilbert Republican 15,156 98.05
Write Ins 301 1.94
Nov 3, 2009[4] General C. Todd Gilbert Republican 16,168 69.26
John D. Lesinski Democratic 7,155 30.65
Write Ins 19 0.08
Nov 8, 2011[5] General C. Todd Gilbert Republican 13,617 97.85
Write Ins 299 2.14
Jun 11, 2013[6] Republican primary C. Todd Gilbert 3,661 92.10
Mark W. Prince 314 7.90

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b ""Bio for C. Todd Gilbert"". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  2. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  3. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on October 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  4. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  5. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  6. ^ "Unofficial Results - Primary Election - June 11, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14.

External links[edit]

Virginia House of Delegates
Preceded by
Kirk Cox
Majority Leader of the Virginia House of Delegates
2018–present
Incumbent