|Virginia House of Delegates District 77|
|1994 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||20|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Pacific Western University|
|J.D.||Norfolk State University|
|Place of birth||South Norfolk, VA|
Spruill earned his B.A. from Pacific Western University and his J.D. from Norfolk State University. Prior to his election to the House, Spruill served on the Chesapeake City Council from 1988 to 1993.
In the 2012-2013 session, Spruill served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Spruill served on the following committees:
- Privileges and Elections
- Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
- Counties, Cities and Towns
- Subcommittee #2
- Health, Welfare and Institutions
- Subcommittee #1
Official tablet use
Spruill participated in an innovative experiment in the 2011 Virginia House that changed the way he does his business in the legislature. At age 64, and after 16 years in the House of Delegates, he was one of 15 House members to be issued a new iPad, rather than a traditional laptop computer. Spruill says that he used to duck out of sessions to get copies of the bills, and just tell his contacts to "give me a ...call on the phone." He is now using email, accessing copies of legislation on his iPad and texting on his phone. The success of the program is evident as Spruill explained: "Man, I love it...This iPad, you just zap-tap it." The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of paper the Delegates have to deal with in session.
- HB 2110 Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17 to 3 days before election, etc.
- HB 2112 Financial literacy education; school board to implement objectives in middle and high schools.
- HB 2113 Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.
Spruill won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 77. Spruill ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
In 2009, Spruill was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 77 (2009)|
|Lionell Spruill (D)||12,108|
Delegate Spruill speaking on redistricting
In 2011, Spruill received $127,577 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Lionell Spruill's campaign in 2011|
|National Counseling Group Inc||$10,125|
|Total Raised in 2011||$127,577|
The top five donors to Spruill's 2009 campaign:
|Thomas W. Minnick||$15,700|
|Virginia Dental Association||$3,000|
|Virginia Legislative Black Caucus||$2,500|
Spruill has four children.
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- Newport News mayor on McAuliffe inaugural committee - Daily Press (blog)
- Craven County arrests and citations for Dec. 4 - New Bern Sun Journal
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Spruill
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Spruill
- Stateline.org, "Virginia legislature launches iPad experiment," January 5, 2011
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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