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Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)

  • District: 4th District, Southeast -- Chesapeake, Suffolk, Chester
  • Residence: Chesapeake
  • Born: February 17, 1952; Chesapeake, Va.
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Family: Wife, Shirley Forbes; four children
  • Education: Randolph-Macon College, B.A. 1974 (political science); U. of Virginia, J.D. 1977
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Va. House, 1990-97 (Republican floor leader, 1994-97); Va. Republican Party chairman, 1996-00; Va. Senate, 1997-2001 (Republican floor leader, 1998-2000); U.S. House, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2001 (6th full term)
  • Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Readiness; Seapower & Projection Forces - Chairman); Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations)
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State Information: 4th District, Southeast -- Chesapeake, Suffolk, Chester

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general J. Forbes (R) 199,292 56.9%
Ella Ward (D) 150,190 42.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 49% Mitt Romney: 50%
2008 Barack Obama: 49% John McCain: 50%




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