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Algie Howell
Algie Howell.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 90
Former member
In office
2004 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sNorfolk Division, Virginia State College, 1967
Master'sHampton Institute, 1973
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service4
Date of birth01/08/1938
Place of birthHolland, VA
ProfessionEducator/Business owner
Office website
Algie T. Howell, Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 90 from 2003 to June 30, 2014.[1]


Howell earned his B.A. from Norfolk Division, Virginia State College in 1967 and his M.A. from the Hampton Institute in 1973. A former member of the Norfolk Public School Board, Howell worked as a business owner and educator. He served in the United States Air Force from 1956 to 1960.[2]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Health, Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:


  • HB 1615 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicles.
  • HB 1704 Smoke Free Air Act; smoking in public places, civil penalties.
  • HB 2578 Novelty cigarette lighters; prohibiting purchase to persons under age of 18.[3]

Campaign themes


Howell's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • "Establish hospital and nursing home staffing standards for the elderly"
  • "Preserve current Medicare * Medicaid standards"
  • "Fully fund K-12 & higher education"
  • "Support pay raises for public school teachers, administrators & staff"
  • "Create good jobs, including green jobs, throughout Hampton Roads and Virginia"



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Howell won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 90. Howell defeated Richard James in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[5][6]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Howell won re-election to District 90 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Richard James in the primary on August 23, 2011 and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlgie Howell Incumbent 59.8% 1,311
Richard James 40.2% 883
Total Votes 2,194


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Howell was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 90 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Algie Howell (D) 7,398
Jason Call (R) 3,672

Campaign donors


In 2011, Howell received $79,737 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[9]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Algie Howell's campaign in 2011
American Federation For Children$7,500
House Democratic Caucas$7,000
Mcauliffe, Terrance$5,000
Perry, Wayne$4,012
VAD PAC$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $79,737
Total Votes received in 2011 1,311
Cost of each vote received $60.82


Listed below are the top five donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:[10]

Contributor 2009 total
ActBlue $21,708
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus $7,500
VAD-PAC $6,750
Dominion $2,000
Medical Society of Virginia PAC $2,000


Howell and his wife, Leeser, have two children and two grandchildren. They currently reside in Norfolk, Virginia.[2]

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Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 90
Succeeded by
Joseph C. Lindsey (D)