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M. Kirkland "Kirk" Cox

Member From: 1990 - Present

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  • Birth Date: 1957 Birth Place:Petersburg, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Julia Claire Kirkendall
  • Children: Lane Kirkland, Carter Adkins, Blake Patterson, and Cameron Reagan
  • Religion: Baptist
  • Education: Colonial Heights High School (1975)
    James Madison University (B.S., Political Science; B.S., General Social Science, 1979)
  • Military Service:
  • Occupation/Profession: Teacher (retired)
  • Memberships/Affiliations: The Heights Baptist Church
    House Leadership Team
    Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees (treasurer and finance chairman)
    Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation 2019 Commemoration (co-chairman)
    Jamestown-Yorktown Educational Trust (chairman)
    Council on Virginia's Future
    Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates
    Legislative Support Commission
  • Awards: Governor's School for the Gifted, teaching honor
    Colonial Heights Jaycees, Outstanding Young Citizen (1996)
    The Family Foundation, Outstanding Legislator (1997, 2000)
    Military Order of the Purple Heart Service Award (1998)
    Department of the Army, Commander's Award for Public Service (1998)
    U.S. Selective Service Meritorious Service Award (2002)
    Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Legislator of the Year (2003)
    Virginia National Guard Medal of Merit (2004)
    American Legion, Distinguished Service (2005)
    State VFW Support Award (2005, 2007)
    Military Officers Association of America, Legislator of the Year (2006), President's Award, Exceptional Leadership, Meritorious Service (2008), Outstanding Service Award (2011)
    Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Services Organizations Award (2006, 2008)
    Virginia State Police Association, Legislator of the Year (2007)
    Collaborations (Brain Injuries) Leadership Award (2007)
    Virginia Assembly of Independent Baptists Commendation (2007)
    Virginia Council for Private Education, Legislator of the Year (2008)
    The Arc of Virginia, Advocate of the Year (2008), Catalyst for Change Award (2013)
    Greater Richmond ARC recognition, Compassionate Service (2008)
    Department of Rehabilitative Services, Virginia Brain Injury Council, Toggle Award (2009)
    Virginia Economic Developers Association, Legislator of the Year (2009)
    Chesterfield County Economic Development, Legislator of the Year (2009)
    Treasurer's Association of Virginia, Legislator of the Year (2009)
    Faith Baptist Church, Community Heroes Award (2009)
    Chester Lions, Community Service Award (2010)
    Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Education and Workforce Training Award (2013), Champion of Free Enterprise (2014), Military and Veterans Affairs Advocate (2014, 2015), Business Advocate of the Year (2016), Economic Competitiveness Award (2016)
    Distinguished Friend of Agribusiness (2017)
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1990 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
General Laws
1991 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
General Laws
1992 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
General Laws
1993 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
General Laws
1994 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
General Laws
1995 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
General Laws
1996 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
1997 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries
Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
1998 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (Co Chair)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Privileges and Elections
1999 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (Co Chair)
Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Privileges and Elections
2000 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Conservation and Natural Resources (Co Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
Privileges and Elections
2001 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Conservation and Natural Resources (Co Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
Privileges and Elections
2002 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources (Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
2003 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources (Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
2004 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources (Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
2005 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources (Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
2006 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources (Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
2007 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources (Chair)
Appropriations
General Laws
2008 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Rules
2009 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Appropriations
Rules
2010 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Rules
2011 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Majority Floor Leader Appropriations
Rules
2012 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Majority Floor Leader Appropriations
Rules
2013 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Majority Floor Leader Appropriations
Rules
2014 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights Republican Majority Leader (December 5, 2010—) Rules (Vice Chair)
Appropriations
2015 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights Republican Majority Leader (December 5, 2010—) Rules (Vice Chair)
Appropriations
2016 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Majority Leader (December 5, 2010—) Rules (Vice Chair)
Appropriations
2017 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Majority Leader (December 5, 2010—) Rules (Vice Chair)
Appropriations
2018 County of Chesterfield (part); City of Colonial Heights 66 Republican Speaker of the House Rules
Select Committee on School Safety (Chair)

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