|Virginia House of Delegates District 24|
|2002 - Present|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|High school||Lexington High School|
|J.D.||University of Richmond, 2007|
|Place of birth||Stillwater, OK|
|Profession||Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney|
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. 
Cline earned his B.A. from Bates College in 1994 and his J.D. from the University of Richmond in 2007.
In the 2012-2013 session, Cline served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Cline served on the following committees:
- Courts of Justice
- Criminal Law Subcommittee
- Judicial Systems Subcommittee
- Commerce and Labor
- Subcommittee #2
- Special Subcommittee on Energy
- Subcommittee #1, Chair
- Militia, Police and Public Safety
- Subcommittee #2, Chair
- 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.
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."
Law enforcement drones
On January 9, 2013, Cline introduced HB 2012 in the Virginia House of Representatives, which would severely limit state and local law enforcement agencies' use of unmanned drone aircraft. Cline's bill would ban all use of drones by state and local agencies except for Amber Alerts and search and rescue operations until May 1, 2015. HB 2012 became the first of its kind to be passed nationwide when the General Assembly approved it 83-16 on February 5. The Senate bill, Senator Donald McEachin's SB 1331, also passed on February 5, and the drone moratorium now awaits Governor Bob McDonnell's signature.
Cline is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 24. Cline ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
In 2009, Cline was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Jeffery Price in the General Election. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 24 (2009)|
|Ben Cline (R)||13,723|
|Jeffery Price (D)||5,637|
Delegate Cline speaking at the Buena Vista Labor Day Forum
In 2011, Cline received $119,374 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ben Cline's campaign in 2011|
|Butler, Mrs Virginia||$6,000|
|Virginia Bankers Association||$3,500|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$119,374|
The top 5 donors to Cline's 2009 campaign:
|Virginia H. Butler||$5,000|
|John G. Rocovich, Jr.||$5,000|
|Virginia Bankers Assoc||$4,800|
|Virginia Dental Assoc||$3,000|
Cline has a wife, Elizabeth.
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- Delegate Ben Cline official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Cline
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
- Rightside VA for Ben Cline
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Delegate Cline Facebook profile
- Delegate Ben Cline on Twitter
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Cline
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Delegate Ben Cline Biography
- Kevin Cirilli, Politico, "Bob McDonnell considers Virginia drone ban," February 6, 2013
- Michael Higham, Independent Voter News, "Virginia Drone Regulations First in Nation, Other States Could Follow," February 7, 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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