Bobby Orrock

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Bobby Orrock
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Virginia House of Delegates District 54
In office
1990 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 25
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1989
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1978
Master'sVirginia State University, 1988
Date of birth11/13/1955
Place of birthFredericksburg, VA
Office website
Campaign website
Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock, Sr. is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 54. He was first elected to the chamber in 1989.


Orrock earned his B.S. in Agricultural Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1978 and his M.Ed. in Agricultural Education from Virginia State University in 1988. A teacher by profession, Orrock currently works with the Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad as a Cardiac Technician.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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


  • HB 1675 Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities & towns to prohibit loitering on bridges, etc.
  • HB 2097 Animal shelter and pounds; allowed to purchase, etc., certain controlled substances for euthanizing.
  • HB 2099 George Washington Toll Road Authority; created, encompasses City of Fredericksburg, etc.[2]

Campaign themes


Orrock's official website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Cutting Wasteful Spending

"Bobby believes that the government must live within its means and held the line on the growth of the state budget. Since 2007, the General Assembly has cut spending by nearly $7 billion, maintained core services, and balanced the budget every year without raising income taxes."

  • Historic Transportation Improvements

"Working with Governor McDonnell and legislators from both parties, Bobby helped pass a major transportation improvement plan that changes our current funding stream from being based on a per gallon tax to a sales tax approach that keeps pace with the economy."

  • Reducing the Tax Burden on Hard-Working Virginians

"He has supported legislation that would reduce the sales tax on food, eliminate the hurtful estate tax, increase the per-child tax credit for educational purposes, and create long-term tax credits for health insurance for senior citizens."

  • No Medicaid Expansion without Reforms

"With the implementation of legislation from Washington looming, Bobby has worked with Democrats and Republicans to establish the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission to oversee the implementation of Medicaid reforms."

  • Reforming and Expanding Education

"Bobby strongly supported the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which would expand Virginians’ access to college while making it more affordable. As a public school teacher, Bobby has supported legislation that would dedicate more of our hard earned dollars to the classroom instead of in the administrative bureaucracy."



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Orrock won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 54. Orrock defeated Dustin R. Curtis in the June 11 Republican primary. The general election took place on November 5, 2013.[4][5]


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Orrock won re-election to District 54 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Matthew Simpson (I) the November 8 general election.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 54 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Orrock Incumbent 74.5% 11,338
     Independent Matthew Simpson 25.5% 3,874
Total Votes 15,212


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Orrock was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He ran unopposed.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 54 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bobby Orrock (R) 17,560

Campaign donors


In 2011, Orrock received $152,628 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bobby Orrock's campaign in 2011
The Medical Society Of Virginia$10,000
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$8,500
Virginia Republican Party$5,147
Alpha Natural Resources$4,000
Virginia Health Care Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $152,628
Total Votes received in 2011 11,338
Cost of each vote received $13.46


The top five donors to Orrock's 2009 campaign:[9]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association $3,000
Virginia Dental Assoc $2,750
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $2,500
Dominion $2,000
Alpha Natural Resources $2,000



In 2013, Orrock's endorsements included the following:[10]


Orrock and his late wife, Betsy, have three children. They currently reside in Thornburg, Virginia. Orrock works with the Virginia Game Commission as a hunter safety instructor.

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