Ben Cline

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Ben Cline
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Virginia House of Delegates District 24
Incumbent
In office
2002 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected2001
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolLexington High School
Bachelor'sBates College
J.D.University of Richmond, 2007
Personal
Birthday02/29/1972
Place of birthStillwater, OK
ProfessionAssistant Commonwealth's Attorney
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ben Cline is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 24 since winning a special election on November 26, 2002.

Cline works as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the County of Rockingham. He has previously served as President for New Dominion Solutions LLC from 2002-2007, and in the office of Congressman Bob Goodlatte from 1994-2002. [1]

Cline earned his B.A. from Bates College in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Richmond in 2007.

Issue positions

According to Cline's official website, he has worked to "lower the tax burden on working Virginians and reduce the costs of government for Virginia taxpayers," "cut spending and streamline the state bureaucracy," and "enable taxpayers to search agency budgets online for wasteful government spending."[2]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 2285 Auditor of Public Accounts; duties, standard vendor accounting information to include certain info.
  • HB 2633 Assault and battery; penalty when against campus police officer.
  • HB 2634 Unborn child pain information; requires doctors to offer to anesthetize fetus prior to abortion.[3]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Cline won re-election to District 24 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[4]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Cline was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Jeffery Price in the General Election. [5]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 24 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Cline (R) 13,723
Jeffery Price (D) 5,637

Delegate Cline speaking at the Buena Vista Labor Day Forum

Campaign donors

2009

The top 5 donors to Cline's 2009 campaign:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia H. Butler $5,000
John G. Rocovich, Jr. $5,000
Virginia Bankers Assoc $4,800
Verizon $4,000
Virginia Dental Assoc $3,000

Personal

Cline has a wife, Elizabeth.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 24
2002–present
Succeeded by
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