|Virginia House of Delegates District 28|
|1988 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||27|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||Business Administration, University of Richmond|
|J.D.||University of Virginia School of Law|
|Date of birth||05/08/1943|
|Place of birth||Washington, DC|
|Profession||Director, American Legislative Exchange Council|
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.
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, Howell served on the following committees:
- Rules, Chair
In the 2010-2011 session, Howell served on the following committees:
- Rules, Chair
- Joint Rules, Chair
- 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. 
Delegate Howell on Republican initiatives
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates District 28 Republican Primary, 2013|
|William Howell Incumbent||91.4%||1,361|
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 28 (2009)|
|Bill Howell (R)||14,909|
|Craig Ennis (I)||4,874|
In 2011, Howell received $659,480 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|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|
The top five donors to Howell's 2009 campaign:
|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|
In 2013, Howell was endorsed by the National Rifle Association.
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.
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- Campaign website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Howell
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Delegate Howell Facebook profile
- Howell for Delegate, Accessed May 6, 2013
- "Howell proposes "Repeal Amendment" in WSJ column," Free Lance-Star, October 16, 2010
- "Repeal amendment boosts McDonnell’s conservative cred, but unrealistic," Virginia Statehouse News, October 12, 2010
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Co- Patron
- Virginia Board of Elections, "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 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
- National Rifle Association, "Political Victory Fund Endorsements," Accessed May 31, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Howell
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