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Virginia House District 5

The District includes parts of Grayson, Smyth and Washington Counties and the cities of Galax and Bristol. Delegates serve a two-year term and are eligible for reelection. The salary is $17,640 per year. A Delegate must be at least 21 years old at the time of election and be a resident of the district he/she seeks to represent.

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  • Israel O'Quinn

Biographical Information

What do you believe is the top priority for your district, and what is your plan to address it?

What measures, if any, would you support to ensure voting access, voter protection and election integrity?

Regarding fair redistricting, (1) what is your position on the proposal for a Virginia Redistricting Commission? (2) If the constitutional amendment is adopted on second reading by the 2020 legislature, what legislation will you support to implement the commission?

What measures do you propose to increase job opportunities and improve job training in your district? How are these different from or better than past measures that have been tried?

What is your campaign’s policy regarding campaign contributions?

What is the best way to reduce the high level of drug addiction in Southwest Virginia?

What legislation would you propose to keep hospitals competitive in rural areas?

How can the congestion and safety problems of Interstate 81 be reduced? How would the state pay for these improvements?

Do you oppose or support Virginia legislation regarding the ban of assault weapons and bump stocks and extended magazines?

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