Barry D. Knight

Key Facts

Background

Delegate Barry D. Knight is a native Virginian who lives in the Pungo

area of Virginia Beach with his wife and three sons. At 26 years old,

Barry began his own agribusiness by opening a hog farm, which became successful with many expansions and another hog farm built on another 200 acres he purchased. Knight served on the Virginia Beach Planning Commission from 2003 to 2009 and was chairman in 2007 & 2008. Knight was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2009 and serves on three standing committees: General Laws; Rules; and Appropriations, where he serves as Chairman [1, 3, 5, 6].

Delegate Knight’s work in politics includes a thirteen-year career with the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served as a General Laws Committee and chief of staff to two successive representatives from Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Knight has been awarded as a “Champion of Free Enterprise” numerous times by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, had the“Chairman’s Award” created in his honor, and was named its Legislator of the Year in 2021 [3].

Key Issues

Economy

Knight plans to cut personal income tax rates and increases in the standard deduction while balancing the state budget [1].

Education

Knight wants to ensure that more tax dollars are spent in the classroom and not on things that do not provide a learning atmosphere. He also wants to allow parents to have more of a say in the educational process of their children [1, 2].

Gun Policy

Knight wants to protect second amendment rights that he feels are infringed on by Richmond lawmakers [1].

Endorsements

Patriot Parents

Sources

1 Barry Knight
2 Ballotpedia
3 Virginia General Assembly
4 Virginian Pilot  
5 DHCD
6 LinkedIn