Bob Purkey

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Bob Purkey
Virginia House of Delegates District 82
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Republican
Profession Businessman
Website House site
Bob Purkey is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 82 since 1986.

He won re-election in 2009, defeating Peter W. Schmidt and John Parmele, Jr. in the general election.[1]

Since 1966, Purkey has worked for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner and Smith, Incorporated, where he is currently First Vice-President/Resident Manager. He sits on the board of the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Museum and the Tidewater Automobile Association.[2]

Delegate Purkey speaking

Issue positions

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."[3]

Committee assignments

2010-2012 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.[4]

Major donors

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

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

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Political offices
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Virginia House of Delegates District 82
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