|Virginia House of Delegates District 48|
|1998 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||16|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|J.D.||Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, 1978|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||2|
|Place of birth||Chicago, IL|
Brink earned his B.A. from Monmouth College in 1969 and his J.D. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary in 1978.
Since 1997, Brink has worked as a legislative consultant. Prior to his election to the House, he served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General with the United States Department of Justice (1993-1997), and Deputy General Counsel, Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives (1989-1993).
Brink's professional experience also includes working as a legislative consultant, deputy assistant attorney general for the United States Department of Justice, deputy general counsel for the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, and counsel for the United States House of Representatives Government Operations Committee. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971.
In the 2012-2013 session, Brink served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Brink served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee #3
- Subcommittee #4
- Capital Outlay Subcommittee
- Health and Human Resources Subcommittee
- Technology Oversight and Government Activities Subcommittee
- HB 1793 Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created.
- HB 2007 Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in restaurants in Northern Virginia.
- HB 2389 Cigarette tax and tobacco products tax; increased.
Brink’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Health Care
Excerpt: "Getting all of Virginia’s kids off to a healthy start. Ensuring quality health care for elderly Virginians. Demanding adequate care for our most vulnerable citizens."
Excerpt: "Sustaining first-class public schools, from pre-K to 12th grade. Protecting a world-class higher education system. Fostering research for a 21st century economy."
- Transportation and the Environment
Excerpt: "Supporting a sustainable, comprehensive statewide transportation system. Protecting the Chesapeake Bay, our waterways and other fragile ecosystems. Advocating long-term renewable energy production to save the environment."
- The Virginia We Want to Be
Excerpt: "Fighting against discrimination and for equality under the law. Preserving personal freedom and a woman’s right to choose. Promoting open government and fair elections."
Brink’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Personal Freedom
Excerpts: ""Preserving a woman’s right to choose," "Safeguarding the individual’s right to make end-of-life decisions," and "Standing up for the civil rights of all Virginians, regardless of their sexual orientation."
- Transportation and Environment
Excerpts: "Advocating transit as a key to solving Northern Virginia's gridlock," "Backing land use policies that promote "smart growth," and "Protecting the Chesapeake, our wetlands, and other fragile ecosystems."
Brink's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. The test provides voters with a candidate's views on a number of issues. Brink did not answer the question asking his top priorities.
Brink won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 48. Brink ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 5, 2013.
On November 8, 2011, Brink won re-election to District 48 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Janet Murphy (G) and Kathy Gillette-Mallard (I) in the November 8 general election.
In 2009, Brink was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Aaron Ringel in the General Election. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 48 (2009)|
|Bob Brink (D)||15,366|
|Aaron Ringel (R)||9,265|
Delegate Brink on tax relief
In 2011, Brink received $105,169 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Bob Brink's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Democratic Party||$9,592|
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association||$2,750|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$2,500|
|Northern Virginia Technology Council||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$105,169|
|Total Votes received in 2011||11,492|
|Cost of each vote received||$9.15|
The top five donors to Brink's 2009 campaign:
|Democratic Party of Virginia||$11,929|
|Virginia Bankers Assoc||$4,183|
|ReElect Senator Mary Margaret Whipple||$3,000|
Brink and his wife, Deborah, have two children.
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- Delegate Bob Brink official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Brink
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Wikipedia profile
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Brink
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Bob Brink, "Priorities," accessed September 4, 2013
- Bob Brink Issues
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Brink Issue Positions
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Virginia 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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