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Thelma Day Drake

Member From: 1996 - January 2, 2005

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  • Birth Date: 1949 Birth Place:Elyria, OH
  • Gender: Female Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Thomas E. (Ted) Drake
  • Children: Lynn Sorey and J. Mark Sawyers; three grandchildren
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  • Education: Elyria High School
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  • Occupation/Profession: Realtor
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Bayview United Church of Christ Virginia Housing Study Commission Chesapeake Bay Commission Lee's Friends East Ocean View, Northside and Bayview Civic Leagues Norfolk Republican Women American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Zoological Society Mayor's Task Force on Ocean View Board of Housing and Community Development (former member) Governor Gilmore's Transportation Commission (former member) Governor Gilmore's Hammond Commission (mental health, former member) Ocean View Coordinating Committee (former member, secretary) Transition Team, Jerry Kilgore (cochairman) Transition Team, Governor James S. Gilmore III
  • Awards: Virginia Crime Prevention Association Citizen of the Year Hampton Roads Association of Realtors Circle of Excellence ReMax President's Circle Outstanding Professional Women of Hampton Roads (1997) YMCA, Legislator of the Year (2000) Commissioners of the Revenue, Legislator of the Year (2000) Virginia Communication Telecom Association, Legislator of the Year (2003)
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: United States House of Representatives (Jan. 3, 2005 - Jan. 3, 2009)
    Administrator, Federal Transit Administration
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1996 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 87 Republican Claims
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
1997 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 87 Republican Claims
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
1998 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 87 Republican Claims
Finance
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
1999 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 87 Republican Claims
Finance
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
2000 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 87 Republican Claims
Finance
General Laws
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
2001 Cities of Norfolk (part) and Virginia Beach (part) 87 Republican Courts of Justice
Finance
General Laws
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
2002 City of Norfolk (part) 87 Republican Finance
General Laws
Rules
Transportation
2003 City of Norfolk (part) 87 Republican Commerce and Labor
Finance
General Laws
Rules
2004 City of Norfolk (part) 87 Republican Commerce and Labor
Finance
Rules

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