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Watkins M. Abbitt Jr.

Member From: 1986 - 2011

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  • Birth Date: 1944 Birth Place:Appomattox, VA
  • Gender: Male Race: Caucasian
  • Spouse: Madeline I. Ganley
  • Children:
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  • Education: Appomattox County public schools; Ferrum Junior College; Virginia Commonwealth University (B.S.; Economics)
  • Military Service:
  • Occupation/Profession: Owner (Conner Insurance Agency and Abbitt Realty)
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Grace Hills Baptist Church Appomattox Chamber of Commerce (former president) Appomattox Jaycees (former president) Appomattox Lions Float Fishermen of Virginia (former president) Uranium Administration Group State Water Control Board (vice chairman) State Water Commission Coal and Energy Commission Virginia Farm Bureau
  • Additional Info: Appointed to Game and Inland Fisheries in 2014
  • Awards: Virginia Wildlife Federation, River Conservationist of the Year Virginia Wildlife Legislative Conservationist of the Year Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Legislator of the Year Fraternal Order of Police-Thompson Hall Lodge, Outstanding Service to Law Enforcement Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, certificates of appreciation for outstanding service and dedication Outstanding Support of Longwood College
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1986 Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1987 Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1988 Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1989 Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1990 Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1991 Counties of Amelia, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1992 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1993 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Conservation and Natural Resources
Labor and Commerce
Mining and Mineral Resources
Roads and Internal Navigation
1994 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Mining and Mineral Resources (Chair)
Finance
Labor and Commerce
Roads and Internal Navigation
1995 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Mining and Mineral Resources (Chair)
Finance
Labor and Commerce
Roads and Internal Navigation
1996 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Mining and Mineral Resources (Chair)
Finance
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
1997 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Mining and Mineral Resources (Chair)
Finance
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
1998 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Mining and Mineral Resources (Co Chair)
General Laws
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
1999 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Mining and Mineral Resources (Co Chair)
General Laws
Labor and Commerce
Transportation
2000 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Democrat Labor and Commerce (Co Chair)
General Laws
Mining and Mineral Resources
Transportation
2001 Counties of Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Labor and Commerce (Co Chair)
General Laws
Mining and Mineral Resources
Transportation
2002 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Commerce and Labor
General Laws
Transportation
2003 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Commerce and Labor
General Laws
Transportation
2004 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
General Laws
Rules
2005 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
General Laws
Rules
2006 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
General Laws
Rules
2007 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
Commerce and Labor
General Laws
Rules
2008 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
General Laws
Rules
2009 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
General Laws
Rules
2010 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
General Laws
Rules
2011 Counties of Albemarle (part), Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna (part), Nelson, and Prince Edward (part) 59 Independent Appropriations
General Laws
Rules

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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