FORBES, J. Randy, (1952 - )


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FORBES, J. Randy, a Representative from Virginia; born in Chesapeake, Chesapeake County, Va., February 17, 1952; graduated from Great Bridge High School, Chesapeake, Va., 1970; B.A., Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va., 1974; J.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., 1977; lawyer, private practice; chairman, Republican Party of Virginia, 1996-2001; member of the Virginia state house of delegates, 1989-1997; member of the Virginia state senate, 1997-2001; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Norman Sisisky, and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (June 19, 2001-January 3, 2017); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress in 2016.