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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 28
 
  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 28
 
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  |Tenure = 1988 - Present  
 
  |Tenure = 1988 - Present  
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  |First elected = 1987
 
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Bill Howell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 28 since 1988.  He is the current [[Speaker of the House]].
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{{TOCnestright}}'''William J. Howell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 1987.  He is the current [[Speaker of the House]].  
  
Howell is the Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council. He is also Vice Chair of the Mary Washington Hospital Board and sits on the Board of Directors of the Moss Free Clinic, Rappahannock Goodwill, and Rappahannock Hospice.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5155 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Howell]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Howell earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.<ref>[http://www.williamjhowell.org/meet-bill-howell Howell for Delegate, Accessed May 6, 2013]</ref>
  
Howell earned his B.S. in business administration from the University of Richmond and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.
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==Issues==
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===The Repeal Amendment===
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Howell co-wrote an op-ed with Professor Randy Barnett in the ''Wall Street Journal'' on September 16, 2010 proposing an amendment to the [[Judgepedia:US Constitution|US Constitution]] that would allow state legislatures to vote on and possibly repeal federal laws. The "Repeal Amendment" would allow states to overturn federal laws if two-thirds of states, or 34, vote to do so.<ref>[http://fredericksburg.com/News/Web/2010/092010/0916-Howell-WSJ "Howell proposes "Repeal Amendment" in WSJ column," ''Free Lance-Star'', October 16, 2010]</ref>
  
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A month later, [[Governor of Virginia|Gov.]] [[Bob McDonnell]] expressed support for the amendment at a Tea Party convention.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/845/repeal-amendment-boosts-mcdonnells-conservative-cred-but-unrealistic/ "Repeal amendment boosts McDonnell’s conservative cred, but unrealistic,"] ''[[Virginia Statehouse News]],'' October 12, 2010</ref>
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
* [[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]] (Chair)
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===2012-2013===
**Joint Rules (Chair)
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In the 2012-2013 session, Howell served on the following committees:
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* [[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]], ''Chair''
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Howell served on the following committees:
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* [[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]], ''Chair''
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**Joint Rules, ''Chair''
  
 
===Co-Sponsored legislation===     
 
===Co-Sponsored legislation===     
 
* HB 2224 Braille; certification of instructors.
 
* HB 2224 Braille; certification of instructors.
 
* HB 2404 Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created.
 
* HB 2404 Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created.
* HB 2463 Government Efficiency Review Commission; established. <ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H46S Bill Tracking - Legislation as Co- Patron]</ref>  
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* HB 2463 Government Efficiency Review Commission; established. <ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H46S Bill Tracking - Legislation as Co- Patron]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Howell {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 28. Howell defeated [[Craig E. Ennis]] in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
Howell is running for re-election to the District 28 seat of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be unopposed in the November 8 general election.
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On November 8, 2011, Howell won re-election to District 28 of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.<ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2011/EB178FD6-875D-4B0D-A295-900A0482F523/Official/8_s.shtml ''Virginia State Board of Elections'' - November 2011 General Election Official Results]</ref>
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Howell was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Craig Ennis in the General Election. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
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In 2009, Howell was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated [[Craig E. Ennis]] in the General Election. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_election_results.phtml?s=VA&y=2009#results_summary_H Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
  
 
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==Issue positions==
 
Howell's official website lists some of his legislative accomplishments:<ref>[http://www.williamjhowell.org/About_Welcome.htm William J. Howell ''Welcome'']</ref>
 
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* Raised state support for public education, delivered higher student achievement, and made public schools better.
 
* Lowered taxes for the benefit of hard-working families, job-creating businesses, and a stronger economy.
 
* Protected Virginia's pro-business, pro-growth economic climate from attacks on the state's Right to Work statute and stopped misguided efforts to increase burdensome regulations and job-killing taxes.
 
* Focused scarce taxpayer dollars on the core responsibilities of state government and instituted fiscally responsible reforms to slow the rate of budget growth to help ensure state government runs more efficiently and effectively.
 
* Increased access to care for Virginia's most vulnerable citizens with mental illnesses, including returning veterans with post-traumatic stress disorders and brain injuries.
 
* Put free-market tools to work against “sprawl” and for land conservation and open space protection of Virginia’s natural resources while cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Howell received $659,480 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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|org1 = Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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|org2 = Virginia Medical Society
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|org3 = Virginia Bankers Association
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|org4 = Virginia Dental Association
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|org5 = Virginia Association Of Realtors
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|orgdonor1 = 48,500
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|orgdonor2 = 35,919
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|orgdonor3 = 26,213
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|orgdonor4 = 25,919
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|orgdonor5 = 21,000
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===2009===
 
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The top 5 donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113911 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
The top 5 donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113911 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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==The Repeal Amendment==
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==Endorsements==
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===2013===
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In 2013, Howell was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.<ref>[http://www.nrapvf.org/grades-endorsements/2013/virginia.aspx ''National Rifle Association,'' "Political Victory Fund Endorsements," Accessed May 31, 2013]</ref>
  
Howell co-wrote an op-ed with Professor Randy Barnett in the Wall Street Journal on September 16, 2010 proposing an amendment to the [[Judgepedia:US Constitution|US Constitution]] that would allow state legislatures to vote on and possibly repeal federal laws. The "Repeal Amendment" would allow states to overturn federal laws if two-thirds of states, or 34, vote to do so.<ref>[http://fredericksburg.com/News/Web/2010/092010/0916-Howell-WSJ "Howell proposes "Repeal Amendment" in WSJ column," ''Free Lance-Star'', October 16, 2010]</ref>
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==Personal==
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Howell and his wife, Cecelia, have two children and seven grandchildren. Howell is the Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council. He is also Vice Chair of the Mary Washington Hospital Board and sits on the Board of Directors of the Moss Free Clinic, Rappahannock Goodwill, and Rappahannock Hospice.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5155 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Howell]</ref>
  
A month later, [[Governor of Virginia|Gov.]] [[Bob McDonnell]] expressed support for the amendment at a Tea Party convention.<ref>[http://virginia.statehousenewsonline.com/845/repeal-amendment-boosts-mcdonnells-conservative-cred-but-unrealistic/ "Repeal amendment boosts McDonnell’s conservative cred, but unrealistic,"] ''[[Virginia Statehouse News]],'' October 12, 2010</ref>
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*[http://www.williamjhowell.org/ Delegate Bill Howell official website]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/e1031337fd1f0a1a85257535005773c7?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Howell]  
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/e1031337fd1f0a1a85257535005773c7?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Howell]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5155 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5155 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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Bill Howell
Bill Howell.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 28
Incumbent
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 26
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1987
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBusiness Administration, University of Richmond
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law
Personal
Birthday05/08/1943
Place of birthWashington, DC
ProfessionDirector, American Legislative Exchange Council
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
William J. Howell is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 1987. He is the current Speaker of the House.

Biography

Howell earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Richmond and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.[1]

Issues

The Repeal Amendment

Howell co-wrote an op-ed with Professor Randy Barnett in the Wall Street Journal on September 16, 2010 proposing an amendment to the US Constitution that would allow state legislatures to vote on and possibly repeal federal laws. The "Repeal Amendment" would allow states to overturn federal laws if two-thirds of states, or 34, vote to do so.[2]

A month later, Gov. Bob McDonnell expressed support for the amendment at a Tea Party convention.[3]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Howell served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 session, Howell served on the following committees:

  • Rules, Chair
    • Joint Rules, Chair

Co-Sponsored legislation

  • HB 2224 Braille; certification of instructors.
  • HB 2404 Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created.
  • HB 2463 Government Efficiency Review Commission; established. [4]

Delegate Howell on Republican initiatives


Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Howell ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 28. Howell defeated Craig E. Ennis in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.[5]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Howell won re-election to District 28 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[6]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Howell was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Craig E. Ennis in the General Election. [7]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 28 (2009)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Bill Howell (R) 14,909
Craig Ennis (I) 4,874

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Howell received $659,480 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

2009

The top 5 donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $50,000
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Assoc $28,750
Virginia Wine Wholesalers Assoc $27,750
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Assoc $27,500
Medical Society of Virginia $27,500

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Howell was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.[10]

Personal

Howell and his wife, Cecelia, have two children and seven grandchildren. Howell is the Director of the American Legislative Exchange Council. He is also Vice Chair of the Mary Washington Hospital Board and sits on the Board of Directors of the Moss Free Clinic, Rappahannock Goodwill, and Rappahannock Hospice.[11]

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