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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Va. House, 1990-97; Va. Republican Party chairman, 1996-00; Va. Senate, 1997-2001; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: Feb. 17, 1952; Chesapeake, Va.
Residence: Chesapeake
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Shirley Forbes; four children
Education: Randolph-Macon College, B.A. 1974; U. of Virginia, J.D. 1977
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2001 (7th full term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Seapower & Projection Forces - Chairman; Strategic Forces); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalJ. Forbes (R) 120,68460.2
Elliott Fausz (D) 75,27037.5
Bo Brown (LIBERT) 4,4272.2
2012generalJ. Forbes (R) 199,29256.9
Ella Ward (D) 150,19042.9
2010generalJ. Forbes (R) 123,65962.3
Wynne LeGrow (D) 74,29837.5
2008generalJ. Forbes (R) 199,07559.5
Andrea Miller (D) 135,04140.4
2006generalJ. Forbes (R) 150,96776.1
Albert Burckard (IGREEN) 46,48723.4
2004generalJ. Forbes (R) 182,44464.5
Jonathan Menefee (D) 100,41335.5
2002generalJ. Forbes (R) 108,73397.9
2001specialJ. Forbes (R) 70,91752.0
Louise Lucas (D) 65,19047.8
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Virginia Rep. Frank R. Wolf (R) is 13th.


Virginia is 6th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@randy_forbes)

Rep. J. Randy Forbes has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.