Virginia House of Delegates District 27
2019 Race Update: Larry lost 49.63% to 50.25%
Larry Barnett has a commitment to Chesterfield County that runs deep; he has served the County for three decades. As a leader with Chesterfield County Mental Health Support Services, he developed and implemented innovative, caring, and effective programs for those affected by mental illness. He developed a reputation as a skilled collaborator and problem-solver who got things done. He was a key player in various projects that improved access to mental health and substance abuse services. These projects involved partnerships with schools, hospitals, advocacy groups, and law enforcement and other first responders.
With a proven record of improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable residents, Larry decided to continue his public service to Chesterfield by running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 27th District. In 2017, he ran a spirited, grassroots campaign and finished surprisingly close as a first-time candidate, shocking many by coming within 128 votes of winning.
Larry’s hard work and intelligence, coupled with his open, collaborative, and caring spirit, showed voters that he was someone who would effectively represent them in the General Assembly. In 2019, he is bringing his talent and enthusiasm to bear as he runs again to represent the citizens of Chesterfield County.
Larry’s Coast Guard family provided him with a strong example of service. His family, like many in the military, moved around the U.S. before planting roots in Virginia. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University before earning a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitative Counseling from VCU. He is a licensed professional counselor. Larry and his wife, Pat, live in Midlothian. Their daughter, Eileen, attended Chesterfield public schools and now lives in Charlottesville.