J. Brandon Bell, II

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J. Brandon Bell, II
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Candidate for
Virginia State Senate District 19
PartyIndependent
Prior offices
Virginia State Senate
1991-1995
Personal
Place of birthCharlottesville, VA
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Campaign website
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J. Brandon Bell, II was a 2011 Independent candidate for District 19 of the Virginia State Senate.

Bell graduated from Mississippi State University. He served on the State Board of Education from 1996 to 2001. He then served in the Virginia Senate from 1991-1995. He is currently the owner of Bell Wealth Management.

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Bell ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 19. He was defeated by Republican Ralph Smith in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

Virginia State Senate, District 19 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Smith 56.6% 28,065
     Independent J. Brandon Bell, II Incumbent 43.4% 21,551
Total Votes 49,616

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

Bell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Jobs
Excerpt: "Creating jobs and economic development for Southwest Virginia will be my Number One Priority in the Virginia Senate. Small business is the backbone of our economy and the greatest source of new jobs."
  • Tax Reform
Excerpt: "Virginia’s tax code hasn’t been changed since the 1980′s. It’s outdated, unfair and needs to change."
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "We can no longer borrow and spend to fix our transportation problems. We need a new plan that addresses our needs in a fiscally responsible way."
  • Electoral Reform
Excerpt: "It’s time we took the power away from party bosses and give the voters real power to nominate our candidates. I will also introduce legislation to make our political process more fair and open to all."
  • The Right to Bear Arms
Excerpt: "I believe in the right to bear arms and have always been a strong defender of the 2nd Amendment."
  • Education
Excerpt: "As the son of public school teachers and the parent of a child in public schools, I understand the importance of a quality education. I believe every child in Virginia deserves the best schools we can provide."
  • Life
Excerpt: "I am pro-life and have always voted to protect the sanctity of human life."

Personal

Bell and his wife, Debbie Hurley Bell, have two children.

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