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  |Name = Bob Purkey
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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 82
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Bob Purkey''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 82 since 1986.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Harry R. "Bob" Purkey''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 82. He was first elected to the chamber in 1985.
  
Since 1966, Purkey has worked for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Incorporated, where he is currently First Vice-President/Resident ManagerHe sits on the board of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum and the Tidewater Automobile Association.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5184 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Purkey]</ref>
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Purkey did not seek re-election in 2013His seat will be filled by [[Republican]] [[Bill R. DeSteph, Jr]].
  
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==Biography==
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Purkey earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Old Dominion University in 1965.  He attended Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Purkey works for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Incorporated, where he is currently First Vice-President/Resident Manager.
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|{{#ev:youtube|zPRJxQU7pBY|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Delegate Purkey speaking</span>
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==Issue positions==
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====2007====
 
Purkey's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available.  In the test he listed his top priorities as "Allow Virginia's Gov to serve 2 consecutive terms," and "Establish Uninsured Health Care Fund paid for by employers who make deductions from employe's wages who do not have health insurance matching funds to State who then redistribute to Hospitals an Doctors who provide medical care for the uninsured."<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=5184 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Purkey ''Issue Positions'']</ref>  
 
Purkey's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available.  In the test he listed his top priorities as "Allow Virginia's Gov to serve 2 consecutive terms," and "Establish Uninsured Health Care Fund paid for by employers who make deductions from employe's wages who do not have health insurance matching funds to State who then redistribute to Hospitals an Doctors who provide medical care for the uninsured."<ref>[http://votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=5184 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Purkey ''Issue Positions'']</ref>  
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2012-2013===
*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]] (Chair)
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In the 2012-2013 session, Purkey served on the following committees:
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* [[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]], ''Chair''
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* [[Science and Technology Committee, Virginia House|Science and Technology]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Purkey served on the following committees:
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*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]] , ''Chair''
 
**Subcommittee #3
 
**Subcommittee #3
 
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
 
*[[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House|Commerce and Labor]]
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
Purkey is running for re-election to the District 82 seat of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].  He is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.
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On November 8, 2011, Purkey won re-election to District 82 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===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
 
In 2009, Purkey was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. <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>
 
In 2009, Purkey was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. <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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==Campaign donors==
 
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===2011===
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In 2011, Purkey received $58,903 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 = Cheng, Richard & Nancy
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|org4 = Altria
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|org5 = Virginia Maritime Association
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===2009===
 
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The top 5 donors to Purkey's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113946 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
The top 5 donors to Purkey's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113946 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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Purkey and his wife, Sonja, have three children. They currently reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Purkey sits on the board of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum and the Tidewater Automobile Association.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5184 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Purkey]</ref>
  
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.bobpurkey.com/ Campaign website]
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/aebaa9655ed9be9785257535005773ff?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Bob Purkey]  
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/aebaa9655ed9be9785257535005773ff?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Bob Purkey]  
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5184 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5184 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
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*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/hrpurkey/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/hrpurkey/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/5515 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/5515 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bob-Purkey/113101452603 Facebook page]
  
 
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Revision as of 14:35, 12 November 2013

Bob Purkey
Bob Purkey.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 82
Incumbent
In office
1986 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 28
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1985
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sOld Dominion University
Personal
Birthday07/13/1934
Place of birthParsons, WV
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Harry R. "Bob" Purkey is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 82. He was first elected to the chamber in 1985.

Purkey did not seek re-election in 2013. His seat will be filled by Republican Bill R. DeSteph, Jr.

Biography

Purkey earned his B.S. in Business Administration and Economics from Old Dominion University in 1965. He attended Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Purkey works for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Incorporated, where he is currently First Vice-President/Resident Manager.

Issues

Campaign Themes

2007

Purkey's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2007 National Political Awareness Test are available. In the test he listed his top priorities as "Allow Virginia's Gov to serve 2 consecutive terms," and "Establish Uninsured Health Care Fund paid for by employers who make deductions from employe's wages who do not have health insurance matching funds to State who then redistribute to Hospitals an Doctors who provide medical care for the uninsured."[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

  • HB 1614 Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle.
  • HB 1740 Campaign Finance Disclosure Act of 2006; unlawful to convert any contributed money to personal use.
  • HB 2085 Government, local; budget shall contain statement of current & proposed total debt.[2]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Purkey won re-election to District 82 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[3]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Purkey was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [4]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 82 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Purkey (R) 12,768
Peter Schmidt (D) 7,426
John Parmele (I) 940

Delegate Purkey speaking

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Purkey received $58,903 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Purkey's campaign in 2011
Cheng, Richard & Nancy$2,500
America Online$2,000
Virginia Bankpac State PAC Checking$2,000
Altria$1,500
Virginia Maritime Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2011 $58,903

2009

The top 5 donors to Purkey's 2009 campaign:[6]

Contributor 2009 total
Dominion Leadership Trust $10,749
Dominion $3,000
Virginia Dental Association $3,000
Virginia Bankers Association $3,000
Hixon $3,000

Personal

Purkey and his wife, Sonja, have three children. They currently reside in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Purkey sits on the board of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum and the Tidewater Automobile Association.[7]

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