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Barry D. Knight

Member From: January 14, 2009 - Present

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  • Birth Date: 1954 Birth Place:Arlington, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Paula Jane Whitehurst
  • Children: K. Hunter, Kyle, and Forrest
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Education: Kempsville High School
  • Military Service:
  • Occupation/Profession: Farmer
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Oak Grove Baptist Church (Sunday school teacher, deacon)
    FACT Fund Advisory Commission
    Virginia Beach Planning Commission (former member, chairman)
    Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District (board of directors)
    Virginia Beach Farm Bureau (vice president)
    Military Aviation Museum (board of directors)
    Southern States Cooperative-Chesapeake Association (former chairman)
    Virginia Pork Industry Board
    Back Bay/Pungo Civic League
    Women's league softball coach
    Little League baseball coach
  • Awards: Virginia FREE, No. 1 Pro Business Legislator
    American Farm Bureau, Virginia Young Farmer of the Year (1983)
    Virginia Beach Jaycees, Outstanding Young Farmer (1984)
    National Pork Producers Council, Pork All-American (1989)
    City of Virginia Beach, Outstanding Agriculture Operation (1994), Man of the Year in Agriculture (1998)
    Department of Conservation and Recreation, Clean Water Farm Award (1998), Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Award, Chowan River (1999)
    Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Champion of Free Enterprise (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Chairman's Award (2017)
    Virginia Sheriffs' Association, Legislator of the Year (2016)
    Chesapeake Farmers, Outstanding Service Award (2017)
    Virginia Aviation Business Association, Advocacy Plaque of Appreciation (2018)
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2009 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Counties Cities and Towns
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2010 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2011 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2012 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2013 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2014 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2015 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources,
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2016 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2017 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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2018 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 81 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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Select Committee on School Safety

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