Bob Tata

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Bob Tata
Bob Tata.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 85
Former Member
In office
1984 - 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1983
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
Master'sUniversity of Virginia
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service2
Date of birth01/27/1930
Place of birthDetroit, MI
Robert "Bob" Tata is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 85 from 1984 to 2014.

Tata did not seek re-election in 2013. His seat was filled by Republican Scott W. Taylor.


Tata earned his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Virginia. His professional experience includes working as a high school counselor and coach. He served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956.

Committee assignments


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


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

  • Education, Chair
  • Appropriations
    • Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee, Chair
    • Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee
    • General Government Subcommittee
    • Transportation Subcommittee
  • Transportation
    • Subcommittee #1

  • HB 1689 Illegal aliens; fraudulently assisting, penalty.
  • HB 1922 Civics Education, Commission on; move from executive to legislative branch, may seek other funding.
  • HB 2515 Workers' Compensation Act; increases maximum tax rate that may be assessed on uninsured, etc.[1]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Tata won re-election to District 85 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[2]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Tata was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [3]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bob Tata (R) 15,035
French Mackes, Jr. (D) 3,413

Delegate Tata speaking on the House floor

Campaign donors


In 2011, Tata received $75,662 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bob Tata's campaign in 2011
Alpha Natural Resources$2,000
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$2,000
Virginia Bankers Association$2,000
Davis, Paul$1,817
Total Raised in 2011 $75,662


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

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Dental Association $2,000
Virginia Automobile and Truck Dealers Association $1,285
Tidewater Builders Association $1,000
Apollo Group $1,000
Virginia Health Care Association $1,000


Tata and his wife, Martha, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 85
Succeeded by
Scott W. Taylor (R)