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Virgil H. Goode, Jr.
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1997 – January 3, 2009
Preceded by Lewis Payne
Succeeded by Tom Perriello
Personal details
Born
Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr.

October 17, 1946 (1946-10-17) (age 74)
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Political party Constitution Party
(2010–present)
Republican Party
(2002–2010)
Independent
(2000–2002)
Democratic Party
(Before 2000)
Spouse(s) Lucy Dodson
Children Catherine
Alma mater University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Military service
Branch/service Army National Guard
Years of service 1969–1975
Unit Virginia Army National Guard

Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. (/ɡd/, born October 17, 1946) is an American politician who was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009, first as a Democrat; in 2000 he switched to the Republican Party. He represented the 5th congressional district of Virginia. He lost his seat in the 2008 election to Democrat Tom Perriello. Goode subsequently joined the Constitution Party. He was the party's 2012 presidential nominee.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lewis Payne
Member of the House of Representatives
from Virginia's 5th congressional district

1997–2009
Succeeded by
Tom Perriello
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chuck Baldwin
Constitution Party presidential nominee
2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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