People in Politics: Tony Wilt

On Nov. 2, Virginia’s 26th District will have the chance to vote for their representative to the House of Delegates. While local attorney, Bill Hesley, has hopped on the Democratic ticket, he faces off against Republican incumbent: Tony Wilt, who is once again throwing his hat in the ring for a sixth term.

Wilt is a lifelong Shenandoah Valley Resident and is president and general manager of his family’s business, Superior Concrete Inc., which has served the local community for over 65 years.

First elected to the House of Delegates in June of 2010 in a special election to fill the vacant seat, Tony is currently serving his fifth full term as the Delegate for the 26th District. He serves on three committees in the House, which include Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; Labor and Commerce; and Public Safety. He also serves on the I-81 Committee and the Virginia Small Business Commission.

He is a life member of the National Rifle Association, and an active member of several other sport hunting associations. Tony and his wife, Vickie, have been married for 35 years and have two grown children.

He hopes all JMU students head out to vote Nov. 2, whether it be for him or his opponent.