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  • Admitted: 1986, Virginia

  • Law School: College of William & Mary, Juris Doctorate, 1986

  • College: University of Virginia's College at Wise, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 1983



  • Life-long native of Scott County

  • Resides in the Manville community outside of Gate City with his wife, Debbie, and their 2 children, Kayla and Kyle

  • Currently serving sixth term as Delegate of Virginia's First Legislative District which includes Scott, Lee, and portions of Wise and Washington counties

  • Serves on four Standing committees including:  Courts and Justice; Commerce and Labor; Militia, Police and Public Safety; and Rules

  • Serves on two subcommittees including:  Judicial Panel and Civil Law

  • Member of Law and Criminal Justice Committee of the National Conference of State Legislators

  • Vice-Chairman of Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission

  • Recently appointed Chairman of the Virginia Coal and Energy Commission

  • While serving as Delegate, he places emphasis on bringing jobs to Southwest Virginia, education, economic development, recreational venues, travel, and tourism.

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