First elected in November of 2019, Delegate Wendell Walker currently represents the 23rd District in the Virginia House of Delegates. Since redistricting, Wendell is running for re-election in Virginia’s 52nd House District, which covers the entirety of the City of Lynchburg and a portion of Campbell County.
Wendell has been a consistent voice for the taxpayers, fighting for fiscal responsibility, limited government, and protecting our shared Virginia values. He understands the challenges that currently face our community and has been committed to finding solutions to enhance the quality of life in Central Virginia. Wendell has a proven track record in the House of Delegates and has been a consistent fighter for a government that serves the people.
In the House of Delegates, Wendell serves on the following House Committees: Health, Welfare & Institutions, where he serves as Chairman of Subcommittee #3; Finance; and General Laws. He also currently serves on the Virginia Board of Workforce Development, the Joint Commission on Administrative Rules, and the Joint Subcommittee on Block Grants.
In 1975, Wendell moved to Lynchburg, Virginia to attend Liberty Baptist College, now Liberty University. As a Pastoral Ministry student, Wendell traveled the country alongside Dr. Jerry Falwell, Sr. for several years during his ministry, most notably on the famous “I Love America” touring program. At the time of his election, Wendell became the first graduate of Liberty University to represent its district in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Throughout his career, Wendell operated a landscaping business in Lynchburg and spent 21 years in workforce development, where he worked to equip and train tomorrow’s workforce through Virginia's Registered Apprenticeship programs.
As a long-time leader in the Republican Party of Virginia, Wendell has served in a number of leadership positions, including Chairman of the Lynchburg Republican City Committee, Chairman of the 6th District Republican Committee, and currently as the House of Delegates Caucus Representative on the State Central Committee. Since the 1990s, he has helped recruit, campaign with, and elect many local, state, and national Republican officials.
Wendell has been married to his wife, Patsy, for over 40 years. They have two children, Gregory and Rebecca, and two grandchildren. He is a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.