We will continue to fight to make sure that every single legitimate vote in the 5th District is accurately counted and reportedDemocrat Perriello claims win in Va. 5th Nov 07, 2008
I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swampedUproar over congressman's Koran protest Dec 21, 2006
I say if you are here illegally and are displaying and waving the Mexican flag, you should go back to Mexico and fly that flag thereConservatives condemn waving Mexican flag Apr 01, 2006
Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. (surname rhymes with mood, not would), (born October 17, 1946) is an American politician, last serving as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 5th congressional district of Virginia (map) from 1997 to 2009. He lost his seat in the 2008 election to Democrat Tom Perriello.
Goode was born in Richmond, Virginia; but has spent most of his life in Rocky Mount. Goode graduated with a B.A. from the University of Richmond (Phi Beta Kappa) and with a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He also is a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and served in the Army National Guard from 1969 to 1975.
Goode grew up as a Democrat. He entered politics soon after graduating from law school. At the age of 27 he won a special election to the state Senate from a Southside district as an independent after the death of the Democratic incumbent. One of his major campaign focuses at the time was advocacy for the Equal Rights Amendment. Soon after being elected, he joined the Democrats.