Representative Thomas Garrett


415 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


86 Berkmar Circle
2nd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: 434-973-9631


308 Craghead Street
Suite 102D
Danville, VA 24541
Phone: 434-791-2596

Tom Garrett Jr. is an American politician and former local prosecutor. He is the United States Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district. A Republican, Garrett formerly represented the 22nd District in the Virginia Senate.

Garrett is a graduate of Louisa County High School and earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Richmond. He resides with his wife, Flanna, and two daughters, Carolyn and Laura, in Scottsville, Virginia.

Garrett served for six years in the U.S. Army, where he was an officer.

After the General Assembly redistricted the State Senate as required by the Virginia Constitution in 2011, Garrett decided to run in an open seat. The 22nd District was open due to the incumbent Republican Ralph K. Smith's home in Roanoke being drawn into another district.

In the Republican primary, Garrett came in first in a 5-person field with nearly 26% of the vote and a margin of fewer than 200 votes. During his time in office, he served on the General Laws and Technology, Courts of Justice, Education and Health, and Privileges and Elections committees. He received the Freshman Legislator of the Year Award in 2012 from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Defender of Liberty Award from the American Conservative Union in 2013.

In May 2016, after three ballots at the Republican nominating convention, Garrett won the Republican nomination for U.S. Representative in Virginia's 5th congressional district.


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