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Virginia House of Delegates
Session 2013
Cosgrove, John A.
R - 78th District
District includes City of Chesapeake (part)
Member from 2002-August 16, 2013

Committee AssignmentsLegislation
Transportation (Vice Chair)
Privileges and Elections
Commerce and Labor
Science and Technology
Chief Patron
Personal Information
Born: June 7, 1954
Gender: M
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Baptist
Membership & Affiliation:
Great Bridge Baptist Church
Joint Commission on Technology and Science
Joint Subcommittee Studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education in K-12 (chairman)
Chesapeake Bay Commission (chairman)
U.S. Route 460 Communications Committee
Virginia Commission on Military Bases
Virginia Housing Commission
Fourth Congressional District GOP Committee (former chairman)
Chesapeake Rotary
South Norfolk Ruritan
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #9
Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University (advisory board)
Old Dominion University (alumni board)
Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership (1998 graduate and state board member)
American Cancer Society Relay for Life (honorary chairman)
First Tee of Hampton Roads (board member)
Chesapeake Crimeline (former member)
Virginia Commission on Base Retention
Hampton Roads Civic Leadership Forum
Governor's Commission on National and Community Service (director)
Republican Party of Chesapeake (former chairman)
Republican Party of Virginia (executive committee)
Virginia Republican State Central Committee
Republican National Convention (2000, 2004 delegate)
Recreation League (football, baseball coach)
Annandale High School
Tidewater Community College (A.A.S.; Electronics; 1983)
Old Dominion University (B.S.E.E.T.; 1985)

Virginia Colleges and Universities:
Old Dominion University; Tidewater Community College
Military Service:
USNR (Aerospace Engineering Officer, 1987-98)
Electronics engineer
Virginia State Police Association, Legislator of the Year (2005)
Virginia Fraternal Order of Police, Legislator of the Year (2005)
Family Foundation, Legislator of the Year (2005)
Virginia Fire Prevention Association, Legislator of the Year (2007)
Virginia Retail Merchants Association, Legislator of the Year (2007)
American Council of Engineering Companies, Engineer of the Year (2009)
Virginia State Sheriffs' Association, Legislator of the Year (2009)
Elected State/ Local Office:
Chesapeake City Council (1998-2001; Vice Mayor, 2000-01)