Richard Bell, Virginia legislator
|Virginia House of Delegates District 20|
|January 13, 2010 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Service/branch||United States Navy Hospital Corp|
|Years of service||1967-1973|
|Place of birth||Staunton, VA|
|Profession||High School Special Education Teacher (retired)|
Bell attended Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University, and Old Dominion University. He is a retired high school special education teacher. He served in the United States Navy Hospital Corp from 1967 to 1973.
In the 2012-2013 session, Bell served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Bell served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
- Agriculture Subcommittee
- Standards of Quality Subcommittee
- Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee
- Health, Welfare and Institutions
- Subcommittee #1
Bell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "...I Will Continue To..."
- "Be a leader for education reform and affordable college education."
- "Push for expanded career and technical education training."
- "Seek more transparency in the budget process."
- "Demand that we provide taxpayers with safe schools, safe streets, and safe neighborhoods."
- "Safeguard our Constitutional rights of life, liberty, and property."
Bell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- What the People of the 20th Want
Excerpt: "Voters in the 20th District want representatives who listen to them and act on their behalf. They want individual freedom to conduct their own lives and make personal choices. They want to raise their families without excessive government interference, and they want to feel safe in their neighborhoods and their homes. They want a representative who reflects their family values, their work ethic and who understands their hopes, their fears and their dreams. The people of the 20th District want and deserve good government, and I’ll see that they get it!"
Bell won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 20. Bell ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.
Bell won re-election to the District 20 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Laura Kleiner (D) in the November 8 general election.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 20 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Richard Bell Incumbent||71.1%||9,522|
In 2009, Bell was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Erik Curren in the General Election. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 20 (2009)|
|Richard Bell (R)||15,086|
|Erik Curren (D)||6,092|
In 2011, Bell received $106,460 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Bell, Virginia legislator's campaign in 2011|
|Opportunity Virginia PAC||$5,000|
|Majority Leader PAC||$3,000|
|Mrs Rowes Restaurant||$2,090|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$106,460|
|Total Votes received in 2011||9,522|
|Cost of each vote received||$11.18|
In 2009, Bell received $69,544 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2009 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Richard Bell, Virginia legislator's campaign in 2009|
|Chris Saxman For Delegate||16,250|
|Bell, Mary M||3,000|
|Virginia Dental Association||3,000|
|Valley Leadership Trust||3,000|
|Howell For Delegate||2,005|
|Total Raised in 2009||69,544|
Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children, Erin and Brian.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term "Richard + Bell + Virginia + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.
- Southern Transplants: How Steve Jobs got the liver he needed in Memphis - WRTV Indianapolis
- Candlelight Tour continues today - Suffolk News-Herald
- Goings On About Town - New Yorker
- Jingle Bell Run sees repeat winner - Demopolis Times
- Doing 'Penance' at Art Basel in Miami - Daily Beast
- The Way We Were - The Newtown Bee
- Critics' Picks Critics' Picks: Dec. 6-12, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
- Dick Snyder plays trumpet, right here in River Forest - Wednesday Journal
- US Chamber of Commerce congressional campaign ads to run in Idaho, WV - State Journal
- Joseph Malvin Chapman, Retired Army Colonel, Buried In Wrong Grave In ... - Huffington Post
<ref> tags exist, but no
<references/> tag was found
- Official campaign site
- Office Website 2013
- Virginia House of Delegates Biography
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Richard Bell on Facebook
- Bell's Wikipedia page
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- ↑ Delegate Richard Bell, "Issues," accessed August 28, 2013
- ↑ 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 contributions
|Virginia House of Delegates District 20
| Succeeded by|
State of Virginia
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor of Public Accounts | Superintendent of Public Instruction | Commissioner of Insurance | Commissioner of Agriculture | Secretary of Natural Resources | Commissioner of Labor and Industry | Chairman of State Corporation Commission |