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 Senator Charles W. “Bill” Carrico, Sr.

Senator Charles W. “Bill” Carrico, Sr.


A native of Marion and a graduate of Chilhowie High School, Senator Charles W. “Bill” Carrico, Sr., earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Drafting & Design from VHCC in 1984. Following graduation, he attended the Virginia State Police Academy, where he earned a certificate in law enforcement.


He rose to the rank of Senior Trooper with the Virginia State Police before his retirement, then was elected to the Virginia House of Representatives in 2002. He served in that capacity until 2012, when he was elected to the Virginia Senate. He currently represents Virginia’s 40th District, which includes the City of Bristol, plus all of Grayson, Lee, Scott, Smyth, Washington, Wise and Wythe counties. He has served on key legislative commissions, including the Joint Commission on Health Care, the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, and the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.

Awards &
Personal Life:

His honors include recognition as the Legislator of the Year by the Virginia State Police Association and Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, and the Distinguished Advocate for Business by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. In 2014, he was presented with the VHCC Distinguished Service Award for his many contributions to the College and community. Senator Carrico and his wife, Paula, have two children.


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