Bob Brink

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Virginia House of Delegates District 48
In office
1998 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 17
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected1997
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMonmouth College
J.D.Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, 1978
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service2
Date of birth11/27/1946
Place of birthChicago, IL
ProfessionLegislative Consultant
Office website
Campaign website
Bob Brink is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 48 since 1998.

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).[1]

Brink's professional experience 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 Commitee, and counsel for the United States House of Representatives Government Operations Committee. He served in the United States Army from 1969-1971.

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.

Issue positions

Brink's official website lists his positions on a several issues, including:[2]

  • Personal Freedom - "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: "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.[3]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • Transportation
    • Subcommittee #3
    • Subcommittee #4
  • Appropriations
    • 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.[4]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

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.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 48 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBob Brink Incumbent 68.3% 11,492
     Independent Kathy Gillette-Mallard 24.2% 4,081
     Green Janet Murphy 6.9% 1,153
     Write-in Write-in 0.6% 103
Total Votes 16,829


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Brink was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Aaron Ringel in the General Election. [6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 48 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Brink (D) 15,366
Aaron Ringel (R) 9,265

Delegate Brink on tax relief

Campaign donors


The top 5 donors to Brink's 2009 campaign:[7]

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $11,929
Dominion $4,500
Virginia Bankers Assoc $4,183
ActBlue $3,530
ReElect Senator Mary Margaret Whipple $3,000


Brink and his wife, Deborah, have two children.

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