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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]].  
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{{TOCnestright}}'''William J. Howell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 28|District 28]]. He was first elected to the chamber in 1987.  He is the current [[Speaker of the House]].  
  
 
==Biography==
 
==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.<ref>[http://www.williamjhowell.org/meet-bill-howell Howell for Delegate, Accessed May 6, 2013]</ref>
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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>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.williamjhowell.org/meet-bill-howell ''Campaign website'', "Howell for Delegate," accessed May 6, 2013]</ref>
  
==Issues==
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==Committee assignments==
===The Repeal Amendment===
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===2014-2015===
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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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:
  
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==
 
 
===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Howell served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:
* [[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]], ''Chair''
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===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
In the 2010-2011 session, Howell served on the following committees:
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:
* [[Rules Committee, Virginia House|Rules]], ''Chair''
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**Joint Rules, ''Chair''
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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 ''Free Lance-Star'', "Howell proposes "Repeal Amendment" in WSJ column," 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/ ''Virginia Statehouse News'', "Repeal amendment boosts McDonnell’s conservative cred, but unrealistic," October 12, 2010]</ref>
  
 
===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 ''Legislative Information System'', "Bill Tracking," accessed May 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Howell won re-election 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. He was unopposed in the general election which took 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><ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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Howell won re-election 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. He was unopposed in the general election, which took 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><ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 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.<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>
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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," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===2009===
 
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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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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 ''Follow the Money'', "Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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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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 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
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The top five 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 top five donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113911 ''Follow the Money'', "2009 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
 
==Endorsements==
 
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===2013===
 
===2013===
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>
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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>
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Howell and his wife, Cecelia, have two children and seven grandchildren. Howell serves on the board of directors 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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Howell and his wife, Cecelia, have two children and seven grandchildren. Howell serves on the board of directors 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'', "Biography," accessed May 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
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*[http://www.williamjhowell.org/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://www.williamjhowell.org/ Campaign website]
 
*[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]  
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000079/william-j-howell/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[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]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5155 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5155 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

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Bill Howell
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Virginia House of Delegates District 28
Incumbent
In office
1988 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 26
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$170/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1987
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
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]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Howell served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Rules, Chair

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

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]

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 won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 28. Howell defeated Craig E. Ennis in the June 11 Republican primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[5][6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Howell's campaign in 2011
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$48,500
Virginia Medical Society$35,919
Virginia Bankers Association$26,213
Virginia Dental Association$25,919
Virginia Association Of Realtors$21,000
Total Raised in 2011 $659,480

2009

The top five donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:[10]

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

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Virginia

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Virginia scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Howell was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.[11]

Personal

Howell and his wife, Cecelia, have two children and seven grandchildren. Howell serves on the board of directors 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.[12]

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