Senate and House Vote for Thorne-Begland Confirmation

  On Tuesday, January 15 2013, Virginia legislators voted to confirm Tracy Thorne-Begland, Virginia's first openly gay judge, to a full term on the Richmond General District Court. Below are vote counts from the Senate and House on his confirmation:

Senate:

Yays - Kenneth Alexander (D), George Barker (D), Harry Blevins (R), Charles Colgan (D), Robert Deeds (D), Adam Ebbin (D), John Edwards (D), Barbara Favola (D), Mark Herring (D), Janet Howell (D), Mamie Locke (D), Louise Lucas (D), Dave Marsden (D), Henry Marsh III (D), Ryan McDougle (R), A. Donald McEachin (D), John Miller (D), Thomas Norment Jr. (R), Ralph Northam (D), Chap Petersen (D), Phillip Puckett (D), Linda "Toddy" Puller (D), Frank Ruff Jr. (R), Richard Saslaw (D), Walter Stosch (R), Jill Vogel (R), Frank Wagner (R), John Watkins (R). Didn't Vote - Richard Black (R), Charles "Bill" Carrico (R), Thomas Garrett Jr. (R), Emmett Hanger Jr. (R), Stephen Martin (R), Jeffrey McWaters (R), Stephen "Steve" Newman (R), Mark Obenshain (R), Bryce Reeves (R), Ralph Smith (R), William "Bill" Stanley (R), Richard Stuart (R).

House of Delegates

Yays - David Albo (R), Mamye BaCote (D), Robert Brink (D), David Bulova (D), Betsy Carr (D), Barbara Comstock (R), John Cosgrove (R), M. Kirkland Cox (R), Rosalyn Dance (D), Peter Farrell (R), Eileen Filler-Corn (D), C. Todd Gilbert (R), Thomas Greason (R), Gregory Habeeb (R), Gordon Helsel Jr. (R), Charniele Herring (D), Duan Hester (D), M. Keith Hodges (R), Patrick Hope (D), William Howell (R), Algie Howell Jr. (D), Salvatore Iaquinto (R), Matthew James (D), S. Chris Jones (R), Mark Keam (D), Terry Kilgore (R), Barry Knight (R), Kaye Kory (D), K. Robert Krupicka (D), James LeMunyon (R), Lynwood Lewis Jr. (D), Alfonso Lopez (D), G. M. Loupassi (R), James Massie III (R), Jennifer McClellan (D), Delores McQuinn (D), Jackson Miller (R), J. Randall Minchew (R), Richard Morris (R), Joseph Morrissey (D), John O'Bannon III (R), Israel O'Quinn (R), Robert Orrock Sr. (R), Christopher Peace (R), Kenneth Plum (D), Harry Purkey (R), Roxann Robinson (R), L. Nick Rush (R), Thomas Davis Rust (R), Edward Scott (R), James Scott (D), Beverly Sherwood (R), Mark Sickles (D), Lionel Spruill Sr. (D), Scott Surovell (D), Robert Tata (R), Luke Torian (D), David Toscano (D), Rosalyn Tyler (D), Ronald Villanueva (R), R. Lee Ware Jr. (D), Onzlee Ware (D), Vivian Watts (D), Michael Webert (R), David Yancey (R), Joseph Yost (R). Nays - Richard Anderson (R), Richard B. Bell (R), Richard P. Bell (R), Kathy Byron (R), Benjamin Cline (R), Mark Cole (R), John Cox (R), Anne Crockett-Stark (R), L. Mark Dudenhefer (R), James Edmunds II (R), C. Matthew Fariss (R), T. Scott Garrett (R), Timothy Hugo (R), R. Steven Landes (R), L. Scott Lingamfelter (R), Daniel Marshall III (R), Robert Marshall (R), Joe May (R), Donald Merricks (R), James (Will) Morefield (R), Brenda Pogge (R), Charles Poindexter (R), David Ramadan (R), Margaret Ransone (R), Christopher Stolle (R), Michael Watson (R), Tony Wilt (R), Thomas Wright Jr. (R). Didn't Vote - Christopher Head (R), Johnny Joannou (D), Joseph Johnson Jr. (D), Lacey Putney (I), Jeion Ward (D). Abstained - Riley Ingram (R)