C. Todd Gilbert
Christopher Todd Gilbert, a former prosecutor for Shenandoah County, Virginia , is Delegate for House District 15 in the Virginia General Assembly. District 15 includes the counties of Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham (part), and Shenandoah. 
Issues: Death Penalty Bills 2006
Gilbert has been a Patron on two death penalty bills pending in the Virginia Legislature: 
- HB 782: Elimination of the Triggerman Rule. Patron: Del. C. Todd Gilbert & Sen. Mark D. Obenshain. Summary as introduced: Elimination of the triggerman rule. Eliminates the "triggerman rule," which provides that only the actual perpetrator of a capital murder is eligible for the death penalty, and that accessories and principals in the second degree can only be punished with first degree murder.
- HB 1311: Capital Murder of a Witness. Patron: C. Todd Gilbert. Summary as introduced: Capital murder of a person assisting in a criminal investigation; penalty. Adds to the list of offenses punishable as capital murder the willful, deliberate and premeditated killing of any person because he is assisting or previously assisted in a criminal investigation or prosecution.
- Wade Zirkle, co-founder of the pro-war in Iraq organization Vets for Freedom, was campaign spokesman.
- Gilbert for Delegate: Summary, VPAP.org.
General Assembly Building, Room 509
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 698-1015
Email: DelTGilbert AT House.state.va.us
P.O. Box 309
Woodstock, Virginia 22664
Phone: (540) 459-7550
- Profile: C. Todd Gilbert, Virginia House of Delegates.
- Chad Dotson, "General Assembly races," Commonwealth Conservative, May 28, 2005.
- Chris Graham, "Gilbert leads 15th money race. Eye on the Valley," The Augusta Free Press, October 24, 2005.
- Garren Shipley, "Gilbert hits Blubaugh for stance on state gas tax; B3," The Northern Virginia Daily's Political Depot Blog, October 28, 2005.
- "A Call to Action - Lobby Time…," Howling Latina Blogspot, January 22, 2006: "Contrary to death penalty supporters' talking points , this bill would add a whole new class of death row inmates that hardly represents 'the very worst of the worst.' The current law provides first-degree murder charges for accomplices."
- Rosalind S. Helderman, "Bid to Permit Guns in Private Parking Lots Making the Rounds," Washington Post, March 7, 2006. Scroll down to "Bills to Expand Death Penalty Offenses Are Examined."