Barry (Barry) D. Knight (R-SH081)
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Capitol: 804.698.1081
FAX: 804.786.6310
District: 757.426.6387
Room 1223 General Assembly Building 201 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219

District Office:
1852 Mill Landing Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Elected: 2009    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Paula Jane Whitehurst   DOB: 9/26/1954
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Appropriations
MemberJoint Subcommittee on Tax Policy
MemberJoint Commission on Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability
MemberSubcommittee on #3
MemberJoint Subcommittee on Rules
MemberSubcommittee on Amendments and Other Matters
MemberHouse Committee on General Laws
MemberSubcommittee on Joint Rules
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
Vice ChairJoint Commission on MEI Project Approval
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Compensation and Retirement
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Higher Education
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Health and Human Resources
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Transportation and Public Safety
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on Commerce, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Ex-OfficioSubcommittee on General Government and Capital Outlay
MemberJoint Commission on Legislative Audit and Review
Counties Representing
Chesapeake City / Virginia Beach City


Birth Year- 1954 Place of Birth- Arlington, VA Gender- Male Race(s)- Caucasian Religion- Baptist Spouse- Paula Jane Whitehurst Children- K. Hunter, Kyle, and Forrest Membership & Affiliation- Oak Grove Baptist Church (Sunday school teacher, deacon) FACT Fund Advisory Commission Virginia Beach Planning Commission (former member, chairman) Virginia Dare Soil and Water Conservation District (board of directors) Virginia Beach Farm Bureau (vice president) Military Aviation Museum (board of directors) Southern States Cooperative-Chesapeake Association (former chairman) Virginia Pork Industry Board Back Bay/Pungo Civic League Women's league softball coach Little League baseball coach Education- Kempsville High School Occupation/Profession- Farmer Awards- Virginia FREE, No. 1 Pro Business Legislator 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, 2016, 2017), Chairman's Award (2017) Virginia Sheriffs' Association, Legislator of the Year (2016) Chesapeake Farmers, Outstanding Service Award (2017) Virginia Aviation Business Association, Advocacy Plaque of Appreciation (2018) Virginia League of Conservation Voters, Legislative Leadership Award (2018) Dr. James C. Wright Conservation Honorary Award (Virginia Beach Angler's Club) (2019) Free Enterprise Award (2019)