Creigh Deeds: I owe it to son to work for mental health system change

MILLBORO, Va., Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Virginia lawmaker Creigh Deeds says working to improve the mental health system is a debt he owes his son, who attacked him with a knife before killing himself.

Creigh Deeds discharged from hospital after being stabbed by son

MILLBORO, Va., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was discharged from a hospital Friday, three days after his son stabbed him multiple times before committing suicide.

3 area hospitals had space for Austin Deeds before attack on father

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Three hospitals had beds available for the son of Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds before the young man attacked his father and killed himself, officials said.
Stabbed senator was close to son

Stabbed senator was close to son

(UPI) --Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds and his son, who recently stabbed his father in the chest and head, are said to have had a close relationship.
Justin Salhani

Va. state senator stabbed, son shot and killed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed and his 24-year-old son was shot and killed in an assault at Deeds' home near Charlottesville, Va., police said.
Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead by suicide

Virginia Sen. Creigh Deeds stabbed, son dead by suicide

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds was grievously stabbed by his son, who then shot himself Tuesday morning.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama stumps for Deeds in Virginia

Obama stumps for Deeds in Virginia

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama traveled to Virginia Thursday to urge voters to support state Sen. Creigh Deeds, the Democratic candidate for governor.
McAuliffe trailing Deeds in Va. gov. race

McAuliffe trailing Deeds in Va. gov. race

RICHMOND, Va., June 5 (UPI) -- With the Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary four days away, Terry McAuliffe has a big cash lead but trails in the latest poll, campaign officials say.

Virginia governor's race gains attention

WASHINGTON, May 24 (UPI) -- The Republican governor's race in Virginia is seen as a proving ground for the GOP, political observers say.

Democrats aim for Virginia Senate

RICHMOND, Va., June 24 (UPI) -- The outcome of a state Senate race in the Tidewater district is seen as key to Republicans retaining control of the Virginia Senate, it was reported Sunday.

Virginia race decided by 323 votes

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Officials in Virginia have certified election results that give Republican Robert McDonnell a 323-vote victory in the statewide race for attorney general. McDonnell, a state delegate from Virginia Beach, Va., had 970,886 votes while state Sen. R. Creigh D
Creigh Deeds
U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with current Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine after making remarks at a rally for State Senator Creigh Deeds (R), who is running for governor of Virginia, at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner in Virginia on August 6, 2009. UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg

Robert Creigh Deeds (Creigh, pronounced /ˈkɹiː/, identically to Cree; born January 4, 1958) is an American politician, and is currently the Democratic nominee for Governor of Virginia in a rematch against Republican Bob McDonnell -- Deeds lost the 2005 race for Attorney General of Virginia to McDonnell by 323 votes. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992–2001 and has served in the Senate of Virginia since December 2001.

Deeds was born on January 4, 1958 in Richmond, Virginia. His family moved early in his life to Bath County.

After graduating from high school, Deeds enrolled in Concord College. He then entered the Wake Forest University School of Law, from which he received his JD in 1984.

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