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Barry Knight's Biography

Office: State House (VA) - District 81, Republican

Contact Information

Pocahontas Building
900 East Main Street, Room W434
Richmond, VA 23219

1852 Mill Landing Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457

Full Name:

Barry D. Knight

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Paula; 3 Children: Hunter, Kyle, Forrest

Birth Date:

09/26/1954

Birth Place:

Arlington, VA

Home City:

Virginia Beach, VA

Religion:

Baptist

Graduated, Kempsville High School

Delegate, Virginia House of Delegates, District 81, 2009-present

Candidate, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates, District 81, 2019

Former Member, Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources #1, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources #4, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Government and Capital Outlay, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Laws #1, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Chair, Subcommittee on General Laws #3, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on General Laws #4, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on Higher Education, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Public Safety, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Rules #1, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Studies, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation #4, Commonwealth of Virginia House of Delegates

Owner, Barry D. Knight Farms, present

Member, Virginia Pork Industry Board, 1995-present

Member, Back Bay/Pungo Civic League, present

Member, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) Fund Advisory Commission, Virginia, present

Chair, Grounds Committee, Oak Grove Baptist Church, present

Board Member, Military Aviation Museum, present

Member/Sunday School Teacher, Oak Grove Baptist Church, present

Vice President, Virginia Beach Farm Bureau, present

Board Member, Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District, present

Former Secretary, Creeds Ruritans

Former Chair, Southern States Cooperative-Chesapeake Association

Former Chair/Member, Virginia Beach Planning Commission

President, Tidewater Pork Producers, 1984-1990

Awards:

American Farm Bureau, Virginia Young Farmer of the Year (1983)
Virginia Beach Jaycees, Outstanding Young Farmer (1984)
National Pork Producers Council, Pork All-American (1989)
City of Virginia Beach, Outstanding Agriculture Operation (1994), Man of the Year in Agriculture (1998)
Department of Conservation and Recreation, Clean Water Farm Award (1998), Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Award, Chowan River (1999)
Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Champion of Free Enterprise (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Virginia FREE, No. 1 Pro Business Legislator

Favorite Movie:

I haven`t been in a while but I liked PURE COUNTRY with George Strait. I always wanted to be able to sing but never could.

Favorite Quote:

Thomas Jefferson. I am a very lucky person but I notice that the harder that I work the luckier I am.

Favorite TV Shows:

Deadliest Catch and Swamp Loggers on the Discovery channel.

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