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Charles J. Colgan

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 25, 1926(age 88)
Place of birthFrostburg, Maryland
Political partyDemocratic
SpouseAgnes Footen
ProfessionFounder, Colgan Air
CommitteesFinance (chair); Commerce and Labor; General Laws and Technology; Rules
ReligionRoman Catholic
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Air Forces
United States Air Force
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 's 29th district
Assumed office1976
Succeeded byIncumbent

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Charles Joseph "Chuck" Colgan (born September 25, 1926, in Frostburg, Maryland) is an American politician and aviation executive. A Democrat, he was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1975. He is President pro tempore of the Virginia Senate, and represents the 29th district, which comprises the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and part of Prince William County. He is the longest-serving member of the Senate.

Colgan ran against Prince William County Clerk of Court Dave Mabie in 2003. Colgan had wanted to retire, but was persuaded by Governor Mark Warner to run again in order to keep the seat in Democratic hands. While most of Northern Virginia swung heavily to the Democrats in the 2000s, Colgan's district in the outer suburbs of Prince William County still has a significant Republican tilt. Four out of five House of Delegates seats in Prince William County are held by Republicans.

Despite his word that 2003 would be Colgan's final campaign, Governor Tim Kaine asked him to run for reelection in the Spring of 2007. Colgan faced Republican Bob FitzSimmonds in the November general election and emerged victorious, winning a ninth Senate term by a 54-46 margin. The Democrats regained control of the Senate in that election. Colgan, as the longest-serving Democratic senator, became President pro tempore and chair of the Finance committee.

Colgan, an 85-year-old cancer survivor, announced that he will seek a 10th term in November 2011. His Republican opponent is U.S. Navy reservist and business owner Tom Gordy.

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Virginia localities to 'play defense' on more cuts - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--Republican Speaker William J. Howell, while sympathetic to rolling back both taxes, said it won't happen until the economy rebounds. Sen. -Charles J-. -Colgan- ... - Date : Tue, 07 Dec 2010 01:31:54 GMT+00:00
Va.'s debt service increased by 50% since 2007 - WSLS.com Tweet this news
WSLS.com---Charles J-. -Colgan-, D-Prince William, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. "This is nowhere more true than in transportation, where the only major new ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 23:43:53 GMT+00:00
Va.'s Card Is Maxed - Harrisonburg Daily News Record Tweet this news
Harrisonburg Daily News Record---Charles J-. -Colgan- Sr., a Democrat from Manassas, was first elected to the state Senate 34 years ago. Mr. Colgan has risen to the post of president pro ... - Date : Wed, 08 Dec 2010 05:02:08 GMT+00:00
Va.'s debt service increased by 50% since 2007 - Richmond Times Dispatch Tweet this news
Richmond Times Dispatch---Charles J-. -Colgan-, D-Prince William, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. "This is nowhere more true than in transportation, where the only major new ... - Date : Sun, 28 Nov 2010 05:05:28 GMT+00:00
Newbie bartenders raise thousands for charity - American Chronicle Tweet this news
American Chronicle---Charles J-. -Colgan- got good marks for his work behind the bar at Old Towne Sports Pub. "He was a great host," said pub customer Tim Vaughan. Colgan, Del. ... - Date : Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:58:39 GMT+00:00
Va. gov tells agencies to prepare budget cut plans - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--Senate Finance Committee Chairman -Charles J-. -Colgan-, D-Prince William, was also caught unaware. "I think he wants to end the year with a small surplus and ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 21:32:01 GMT+00:00
Va. Medicaid Paid Out $39 Million Improperly In Fiscal 2009 - Insurance News Net (press release) Tweet this news
Insurance News Net (press release)---Charles J-. -Colgan- , D- Prince William , chairman of JLARC. "It may take more than another year of study." The report noted that 857652 Virginians were ... - Date : Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:52:26 GMT+00:00
Democrats opposed, GOP cautious, on ABC plan - Stafford County Sun Tweet this news
Stafford County Sun---Charles J-. -Colgan-, D-Prince William. "I don't think it is going to produce enough revenue" for transportation. McDonnell estimates that the auction of ... - Date : Fri, 17 Sep 2010 20:30:26 GMT+00:00
Senator seeks review of Va. gov's ABC sale plan - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--Houck said in his letter to JLARC staff director Glen S. Tittermary that the chairman of the commission, Sen. -Charles J-. -Colgan-, D-Prince William, ... - Date : Wed, 22 Sep 2010 20:23:40 GMT+00:00
UPDATE: Lawmakers want to handle investigation of state computer problems - GoDanRiver.com Tweet this news
GoDanRiver.com---Charles J-. -Colgan-, D-Prince William, and another top member, Senate Republican Floor Leader Thomas K. Norment Jr. of James City, said an inquiry can't be ... - Date : Thu, 02 Sep 2010 18:58:34 GMT+00:00

Current members of the Senate of Virginia

  1. John Miller (D)
  2. Mamie Locke (D)
  3. Tommy Norment (R)
  4. Ryan McDougle (R)
  5. Yvonne Miller (D)
  6. Ralph Northam (D)
  7. Frank Wagner (R)
  8. Jeff McWaters (R)
  1. Don McEachin (D)
  2. John Watkins (R)
  3. Steve Martin (R)
  4. Walter Stosch (R)
  5. Fred Quayle (R)
  6. Harry Blevins (R)
  7. Frank Ruff (R)
  8. Henry Marsh (D)
  1. Edd Houck (D)
  2. Louise Lucas (D)
  3. Robert Hurt (R)
  4. Roscoe Reynolds (D)
  5. John Edwards (D)
  6. Ralph Smith (R)
  7. Steve Newman (R)
  8. Emmett Hanger (R)
  1. Creigh Deeds (D)
  2. Mark Obenshain (R)
  3. Jill Vogel (R)
  4. Richard Stuart (R)
  5. Chuck Colgan (D)
  6. Patsy Ticer (D)
  7. Mary Margaret Whipple (D)
  8. Janet Howell (D)
  1. Mark Herring (D)
  2. Chap Petersen (D)
  3. Dick Saslaw (D)
  4. Toddy Puller (D)
  5. David W. Marsden (D)
  6. Phil Puckett (D)
  7. George Barker (D)
  8. William Wampler (R)


Northern Virginia politicians

Members of the Virginia
House of Delegates
Dave Albo (R) * Richard Anderson (R) * David Bulova (D) * Barbara Comstock (R) * Adam Ebbin (D) * David L. Englin (D) * Eileen Filler-Corn (D) * Charniele Herring (D) * Patrick A. Hope (D) * Tim Hugo (R) * Mark Keam (D) * Kaye Kory (D) * James LeMunyon (R) * Scott Lingamfelter (R) * Robert G. Marshall (R) * Kenneth R. Plum (D) * Tom Rust (R) * Jim Scott (D) * Mark D. Sickles (D) * Scott Surovell (D) * Luke Torian (D) * Vivian E. Watts (D)
Members of the Virginia
State Senate
George Barker (D) * Chuck Colgan (D) * Mark Herring (D) * Janet Howell (D) * David W. Marsden (D) * Chap Petersen (D) * Phillip Puckett (D) * Toddy Puller (D) * Richard L. Saslaw (D) * Richard Stuart (R) * Patsy Ticer (D) * Jill Holtzman Vogel (R) * Mary Margaret Whipple (D)
Members of CongressGerry Connolly (D) * Jim Moran (D) * Rob Wittman (R) * Frank Wolf (R)
OtherSharon Bulova (D) * William D. Euille (D) * Keith Fimian (R) * Penelope Gross (D) * Pat Herrity (R) * Michèle McQuigg (R) * Brian Moran (D) * Patrick Murray (R)



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