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Todd Gilbert

Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 15th district
Assumed office 
January 2006
Preceded by Allen Louderback

Born October 19, 1970 ( 1970 -10-19) (age 39)
Newton, Texas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jennifer Wishon Gilbert
Residence Woodstock, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia
Southern Methodist University
Profession Lawyer
Committees Courts of Justice; Education; General Laws; Militia, Police
and Public Safety
Religion Baptist

C. Todd Gilbert (born October 19, 1970, in Newton, Texas) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

He currently represents the 15th district in the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains, made up of Page, Rappahannock and Shenandoah Counties, plus part of Rockingham County.[1]



Gilbert graduated Central High School of Woodstock (1989), where he served as student body president and played three varsity sports, the University of Virginia (1993), and the Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D.; 1996), where he led the student body as president of the Student Bar Association.

Reaction to appointment of Omeish to Virginia commission

Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine had appointed Esam Omeish to the Virginia Commission on Immigration, which was examining whether Virginia should do more to restrict illegal immigration. In September 2007 Omeish resigned as a commission member after incendiary remarks he made were brought to the Governor's attention on a radio call-in show.[2][3] Omeish appeared in one video telling a crowd of Washington-area Muslims: "you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land." He appeared in another video screaming to a boisterous crowd: "We must prosecute those who are responsible for this war. Impeach Bush today! Let us cleanse our State Department, our Congress, our Pentagon of those who have driven America into this colossal mistake." After Omeish resigned, the office of House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) released a statement from Gilbert entitled "Kaine Appointee on Board of Directors of Radical 9-11 Mosque", referring to the Dar Al Hijrah mosque on whose Board Omeish sits.[4]

Controversy about Presidential candidate Barack Obama

In 2008, Delegate Gilbert incited rage from supporters of Presidential candidate Obama when he said, “Barak Obama is a borderline communist. He is a Marxist and everything that goes along with it. He thinks the government is the solution to every problem that any of you have in this room.”[5]

While the controversy did not affect Gilbert directly, it was seen as another attempt to tarnish Obama's reputation. In a public statement, Gilbert did not refute his comment, but swore to uphold "good American values through the Republican Party."[6]



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