Bobby Orrock

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Bobby Orrock
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Virginia House of Delegates District 54
Incumbent
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 24
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1989
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978
Master'sVirginia State University, 1988
Personal
Birthday11/13/1955
Place of birthFredericksburg, VA
ProfessionTeacher
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock, Sr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 1989.

Biography

Orrock earned his B.S. in Agricultural Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1978 and his M.Ed. in Agricultural Education from Virginia State University in 1988. A teacher by profession, Orrock currently works with the Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad as a Cardiac Technician.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

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

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Finance
Health, Welfare and Institutions, Chair
Rules

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

  • HB 1675 Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities & towns to prohibit loitering on bridges, etc.
  • HB 2097 Animal shelter and pounds; allowed to purchase, etc., certain controlled substances for euthanizing.
  • HB 2099 George Washington Toll Road Authority; created, encompasses City of Fredericksburg, etc.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

Orrock's official website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Cutting Wasteful Spending

"Bobby believes that the government must live within its means and held the line on the growth of the state budget. Since 2007, the General Assembly has cut spending by nearly $7 billion, maintained core services, and balanced the budget every year without raising income taxes."

  • Historic Transportation Improvements

"Working with Governor McDonnell and legislators from both parties, Bobby helped pass a major transportation improvement plan that changes our current funding stream from being based on a per gallon tax to a sales tax approach that keeps pace with the economy."

  • Reducing the Tax Burden on Hard-Working Virginians

"He has supported legislation that would reduce the sales tax on food, eliminate the hurtful estate tax, increase the per-child tax credit for educational purposes, and create long-term tax credits for health insurance for senior citizens."

  • No Medicaid Expansion without Reforms

"With the implementation of legislation from Washington looming, Bobby has worked with Democrats and Republicans to establish the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission to oversee the implementation of Medicaid reforms."

  • Reforming and Expanding Education

"Bobby strongly supported the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which would expand Virginians’ access to college while making it more affordable. As a public school teacher, Bobby has supported legislation that would dedicate more of our hard earned dollars to the classroom instead of in the administrative bureaucracy."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Orrock won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 54. Orrock defeated Dustin R. Curtis in the June 11 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Orrock won re-election to District 54 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Matthew Simpson (I) the November 8 general election.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 54 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Orrock Incumbent 74.5% 11,338
     Independent Matthew Simpson 25.5% 3,874
Total Votes 15,212

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Orrock was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He ran unopposed.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 54 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bobby Orrock (R) 17,560

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Orrock received $152,628 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bobby Orrock's campaign in 2011
The Medical Society Of Virginia$10,000
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$8,500
Virginia Republican Party$5,147
Alpha Natural Resources$4,000
Virginia Healthcare Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $152,628
Total Votes received in 2011 11,338
Cost of each vote received $13.46

2009

The top five donors to Orrock's 2009 campaign:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $3,000
Virginia Dental Assoc $2,750
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $2,500
Dominion $2,000
Alpha Natural Resources $2,000

Scorecards

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Orrock's endorsements included the following:[10]

Personal

Orrock and his late wife, Betsy, have three children. They currently reside in Thornburg, Virginia. Orrock works with the Virginia Game Commission as a hunter safety instructor.

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Preceded by
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1990–present
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