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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 371 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



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

  • SJ 5046

    Celebrating the life of Raymond Harold Boone.

  • HJ 5104

    Commending the Bridgewater College men's baseball team.

  • HJ 5072

    Commending the University of Virginia men's basketball team.

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  • HJ 5060

    Commending Thomas Harrison Middle School STEM Explorations Academy.

  • HJ 5058

    Commending the Spotswood High School girls' basketball team.

  • SJ 5024

    Commending Senior Trooper Samuel C. Moss.

Recent Votes

HB 5002

Senate sustained Governor's veto Item 25.10

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 1951.0
•••No: 1848.0
•••Other: 00.0
SB 5004

Constitutional reading dispensed

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 00.0
HJ 5102

Motion to refer to Rules reconsidered

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJ 5016

Reported from Privileges and Elections

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 15100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJ 5037

Reported from Privileges and Elections

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 15100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
SJ 5022

Reported from Privileges and Elections

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 15100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
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