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Mark D Obenshain

Republican — Senator — District 26
Available Terms:
  • 2009-2011
  • 2012-2013
  • 2014-2015

Mark D Obenshain represents Senate District 26 in the Virginia Senate, is a member of five committees, and is the primary sponsor of 419 bills.

2004 165969.27
2006 31735.0
2008 199559.05
2010 61238.0
2012 247330.01

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    General Assembly Building, Room 327
    Capitol Square
    Richmond, Virginia 23219
    Phone: 804-698-7526
  • District Office:

    P.O. Box 555

    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22803
    Phone: 540-437-1451

Media

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News and Blog Coverage

How To Deal With the Voter Photo ID Requirement

I have warned that implementation of the new Virginia photo Voter ID requirement is mercurial . If it is not in black and white in the statute, then Mark Obenshain's position is that only he, as the sponsor, can interpret the law's intent. This promises further obfuscation and confusion through ...

Obenshain files petition for recount

Republican Mark Obenshain formally filed for a recount of the Nov. 5 election for attorney general today, initiating a court-supervised process for deciding the closest statewide election in modern Virginia history. Obenshain’s lawyers filed the petition in Richmond Circuit Court two days after the state board of elections certified Democrat ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 1450

    Privacy Expectation Afterlife and Choices Act.

  • HJ 701

    Celebrating the life of John Halligan Clements.

  • SB 1380

    Schedule I drugs.

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  • HJ 643

    Celebrating the life of Edna H. McEachin.

  • HJ 641

    Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution; designating as January 30, 2016.

  • HJ 631

    Celebrating the life of James H. Blount, Jr.

Recent Votes

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SB 703

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 40100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 1195

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 40100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 1195

Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 39100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 730

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 40100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 782

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 40100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 1050

Read third time and passed Senate

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 40100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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