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Preceded by  Clay Athey
Name  Michael Webert
Political party  Republican
Role  Politician

Spouse(s)  Rebecca Funkhouser
Occupation  Farmer
Party  Republican Party
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Born  September 24, 1979 (age 36) Denver, Colorado, U.S. (1979 -09-24)
Children  William Frederick Webert
Alma mater  George Mason University
Residence  Fauquier County, Virginia, United States

Education  George Mason University

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Michael J. Webert (born September 24, 1979) is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He currently represents the 18th district, made up of Rappahannock County and parts of Culpeper, Fauquier and Warren counties, in the north central part of the state.

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Early life, education, business career

A native of Denver, Colorado, Webert graduated from the Kent School in Kent, Connecticut in 1998. After moving to Virginia, he received a B.A. in Communications from George Mason University in 2010.

He is the general manager of Locust Hill Farm, LLC, a cattle farm near Middleburg, Virginia. He also owns a cattle marketing business.

Webert married Rebecca Funkhouser. They have a son, William.

Political career

The 18th House district incumbent, Republican Clay Athey of Front Royal, did not run for re-election in 2011 following redistricting that radically altered the map of the district. The following year, the General Assembly appointed him a circuit court judge.

In 2011, Webert won the Republican primary with 56.4% of the vote, defeating Kevin P. Kelley of Warrenton with 2,016 votes to Kelley's 1,556. He then won the general election with 69.6% of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Bob L. Zwick of The Plains. He received 9,749 votes while Zwick received 4,264.

In 2013, Webert won reelection with 63.3% of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Colin S. Harris of Orlean in the general election. He received 15,549 votes while Harris received 8,979. This was the strongest Democratic performance in the strongly Republican 18th district since 2001, when Peter B. Schwartz of Marshall won 37.3% of the vote in a three-way race against Athey and independent candidate Jerry M. Wood of Warrenton (who had previously served one term in the House of Delegates as a Democrat from 1992 to 1994).

In 2015, Webert ran for reelection unopposed, winning 96.9% of the vote.

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