Tony Wilt

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Tony Wilt
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 26th district
Assumed office
June 2010
Preceded byMatt Lohr
Personal details
Born (1961-09-18) September 18, 1961 (age 57)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Vickie Elizabeth Cook
ChildrenRebecca, Matthew
ResidenceBroadway, Virginia
Alma materBlue Ridge Community College
OccupationConcrete contractor
CommitteesAgriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Counties, Cities and Towns
Militia, Police and Public Safety
Websitewww.delegatewilt.com

Tony O. Wilt (born September 18, 1961) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2010. He currently represents the 26th district, made up of the city of Harrisonburg and part of Rockingham County in the Shenandoah Valley.[1][2]

Early life, education, business career[edit]

Born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Wilt graduated from Broadway High School in 1979. He received an A.A. degree from Blue Ridge Community College in 1994, and a bachelor's degree in applied ministry from Cornerstone Bible College in 2005.[1][2]

After high school, Wilt went to work for his family's business, Superior Concrete, Inc. He is now the president and general manager.[1][2]

Wilt married Vickie Elizabeth Cook c. 1987. They have two children.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

On March 16, 2010, Governor Bob McDonnell appointed the 26th district incumbent, Matt Lohr, Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.[3] Wilt became the Republican nominee to succeed Lohr. He defeated Democrat Kai E. Degner and independent Carolyn W. Frank in a special election on June 15, receiving 65.79% of the vote.[4] Wilt was unopposed for reelection in 2011.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Virginia House of Delegates 2012; Delegate Tony O. Wilt;". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "Delegate Tony Wilt". Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  3. ^ "Lohr Appointed as Next Commissioner of VDACS". WHSV.com. March 17, 2010. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "2010 June Special - HOD 26 Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections.
  5. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on May 20, 2013.

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