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  Deeds, R. Creigh
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2009-09-01  
 
NameR. Creigh Deeds
AddressPO BOX 360
Warm Springs, Virginia , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born January 04, 1958 (63 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Apr 06, 2021 06:27pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoSenator Deeds has spent the last two decades serving constituents from all walks of life--from his start as Bath County prosecutor to his current position as a State Senator representing the City of Charlottesville and a district that stretches to the West Virginia border. Whether he was working to clean up one of Virginia's largest Superfund sites, fighting for economic development, or writing some of the toughest legislation to keep our families safe and secure, Deeds has built his career as a consensus builder who delivers results.

He wrote Megan's Law, which allows public access to the state sex offender registry, and sponsored the Amber Alert Program to keep our children safe. Using his relationships with law enforcement officers and his experience as a prosecutor, Deeds wrote the state law that has turned the tide against homegrown illegal methamphetamine drug labs.

In addition to his work to cleanup the Kim-Stan landfill Superfund site, Senator Deeds also wrote one of the most progressive laws to preserve open space and protect the environment. For his leadership and advocacy, he received the Leadership in Public Policy Award from The Nature Conservancy and the Preservation Alliance of Virginia named him Delegate of the Year.

When Virginia was in a financial crisis, Deeds worked with Governor Mark Warner to put the budget back in order: cutting waste and protecting important priorities. The 2004 bi-partisan budget agreement invested more than $1 billion in education, eliminated the state food tax, and put more police officers on the streets with the tools and the training they need to keep us safe.

Today he's working with Governor Tim Kaine to keep Virginia moving forward with an energy policy that will cut greenhouse gases by 30 percent over the next two decades and a pre-kindergarten program that will put children on the path to success from the start.

Senator Deeds was first elected to the House of Delegates in 1991, winning reelection five consecutive times before leaving the House to fill the seat of the late Senator Emily Couric in a special election in 2001. Four years later he was the Democratic nominee for state Attorney General, losing that race by the closest margin in Virginia history. He attended Virginia's public schools and after completing undergraduate work at Concord College, he received his law degree from Wake Forest University in 1984. He and his wife, Pam, live in Bath County at the western end of the 25th Senate District. They have four children: Amanda, Rebecca, Gus and Susannah.


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  11/05/2019 VA State Senate 25 Won 67.50% (+35.36%)
  11/03/2015 VA State Senate 25 Won 97.22% (+94.44%)
  11/08/2011 VA State Senate 25 Won 64.41% (+28.91%)
  11/03/2009 VA Governor Lost 41.25% (-17.36%)
  06/09/2009 VA Governor - D Primary Won 49.77% (+23.33%)
  11/06/2007 VA State Senate 25 Won 98.79% (+97.58%)
  11/08/2005 VA Attorney General Lost 49.94% (-0.02%)
  11/04/2003 VA State Senate 25 Won 98.39% (+96.77%)
  12/18/2001 VA State Senate 25 - Special Won 68.74% (+37.55%)
  11/06/2001 VA State House 012 Won 77.66% (+55.40%)
  11/02/1999 VA State House 018 Won 74.34% (+48.70%)
  11/04/1997 VA State House 018 Won 85.28% (+70.90%)
  11/07/1995 VA State House 018 Won 72.15% (+47.81%)
  11/02/1993 VA State House 018 Won 99.71% (+99.42%)
  11/05/1991 VA State House 018 Won 57.07% (+14.14%)
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