Vivian Watts

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Vivian E. Watts
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Watts in 2012
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 39th district
Assumed office
January 10, 1996
Preceded byAlan E. Mayer
In office
January 12, 1983 – January 14, 1986
Preceded byJohnny Joannou
L. Cleaves Manning
Succeeded byAlan E. Mayer
7th Virginia Secretary of Transportation
and Public Safety
In office
January 14, 1986 – January 1990
GovernorGerald Baliles
Preceded byAndrew B. Fogarty
Succeeded byJohn G. Milliken
(as Secretary of Transportation)
Robert L. Suthard
(as Secretary of Public Safety)
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 51st district
In office
January 13, 1982 – January 12, 1983
Preceded byGeorge W. Grayson
Succeeded byDavid G. Brickley
Personal details
Born (1940-06-07) June 7, 1940 (age 78)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)David A. Watts
ChildrenCynthia Simpson, Jeffrey E. Watts
ResidenceAnnandale, Virginia
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
CommitteesCourts of Justice; Finance; Science and Technology

Vivian Edna Watts (born June 7, 1940) is an American politician who is serving as a Democrat in the Virginia House of Delegates. She was first elected in 1981; but left to serve as the state's Secretary of Transportation and Public Safety in 1986. She was again elected to the House in 1996. She represents the 39th district, which includes part of Fairfax County.[1][2]

She was born in Detroit, Michigan, but has been a resident of Virginia since 1963, and has four grandchildren. She married her husband, David Watts, in 1960.[2]


  1. ^ "Bio for Vivian E. Watts". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved March 6, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "About Vivian". Delegate Vivian Watts. Retrieved 2009-01-21.

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