Robert Mathieson

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Robert Mathieson
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Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Former officeholder
In office
2008 - 2010
ProfessionDirector of Business Development
Personal website
Robert Mathieson was a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 21 from 2008-2010.

He lost his bid for re-election, defeated by Republican Ronald Villanueva in the November 3, 2009, general election. After a very close election Villanueva was certified the winner by the Virginia Beach electoral board.[1]

Issue positions

On his official website, Mathieson lists three major issues: economy, education, and public safety.[2]

  • Economy - Richmond should be "cutting its own operating costs and cutting taxes for middle class families to help get through this recession."
  • Education - "We need to do all we can to protect education funding because education is the best way to safeguard our economic future and keep us competitive."
  • Public safety - "I have passed laws cracking down on sexual predators and fought for good wages and proper public safety funding levels from Richmond for those who protect our community."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Mathieson lost his bid for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Committee assignments

  • HB 1953 Guidelines on recycling and waste reduction activities; requires Board of Education to establish.
  • HB 1954 Driving under influence of alcohol; law-enforcement officer to arrest without warrant.
  • HB 1955 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while driving except in an emergency.[3]

Campaign donors

The top five donors to Mathieson's 2007 campaign:[4]

  • 1. Democratic House Caucus $270,953
  • 2. VA Democratic Party $131,076
  • 3. Moving VA Forward $59,750
  • 4. One Virginia $21,000
  • 5. Leadership for VA $20,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Succeeded by
Ronald Villanueva