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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 77
 
  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 77
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
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  |Tenure = 1994 - Present  
 
  |Tenure = 1994 - Present  
  |Term ends = January 2012
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  |Per diem = $135/day
 
  |Per diem = $135/day
 
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  |Last election = November 3, 2009
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  |First elected = 1993
 
  |First elected = 1993
 
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Lionell Spruill''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 77 since 1994. He is currently the Minority Caucus Vice Chair for Outreach.
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{{TOCnestright}}'''Lionell Spruill, Sr.''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993. He is currently the Minority Caucus Vice Chair for Outreach.
  
Spruill participated in an innovative experiment in the 2011 Virginia House that changed the way he does his business in the legislature. At age 64, and after 16 years in the House of Delegates, he was one of 15 House members to be issued a new iPad, rather than a traditional laptop computer. Spruill says that he used to duck out of sessions to get copies of the bills, and just tell his contacts to "give me a ...call on the phone."  He is now using email, accessing copies of legislation on his iPad and texting on his phone. The success of the program is evident as Spruill explained: "Man, I love it...This iPad, you just zap-tap it." 
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==Biography==
The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of paper the Delegates have to deal with in session.<ref>[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=539395 ''Stateline.org, '' "Virginia legislature launches iPad experiment," January 5, 2011]</ref>  
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Spruill earned his B.A. from Pacific Western University and his J.D. from Norfolk State University. Prior to his election to the House, Spruill served on the [[Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]] City Council from 1988 to 1993.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5194 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Spruill]</ref>  
  
Prior to his election to the House, Spruill served on the [[sunshinereview:Chesapeake, Virginia|Chesapeake]] City Council from 1988-1993.<ref>[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5194 Project Vote Smart - Delegate Spruill]</ref>  He earned his B.A. from Pacific Western University and his J.D. from Norfolk State University.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 session, Spruill served on the following committees:
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* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House|Counties, Cities and Towns]]
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* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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* [[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia House|Privileges and Elections]]
  
==Committee assignments==
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Spruill served on the following committees:
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2010-2012 committees:
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*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia House|Privileges and Elections]]
 
*[[Privileges and Elections Committee, Virginia House|Privileges and Elections]]
 
**Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
 
**Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
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**Subcommittee #1
 
**Subcommittee #1
  
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==Issues==
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===Official tablet use===
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Spruill participated in an innovative experiment in the 2011 Virginia House that changed the way he does his business in the legislature. At age 64, and after 16 years in the House of Delegates, he was one of 15 House members to be issued a new iPad, rather than a traditional laptop computer.  Spruill says that he used to duck out of sessions to get copies of the bills, and just tell his contacts to "give me a ...call on the phone."  He is now using email, accessing copies of legislation on his iPad and texting on his phone. The success of the program is evident as Spruill explained: "Man, I love it...This iPad, you just zap-tap it." The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of paper the Delegates have to deal with in session.<ref>[http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=539395 ''Stateline.org, '' "Virginia legislature launches iPad experiment," January 5, 2011]</ref>
 
===Sponsored legislation===  
 
===Sponsored legislation===  
 
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*HB 2110 Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17 to 3 days before election, etc.  
*HB 2110 Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17-3 days before election, etc.  
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*HB 2112 Financial literacy education; school board to implement objectives in middle and high schools.  
* HB 2112 Financial literacy education; school board to implement objectives in middle and high schools.  
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*HB 2113 Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H89C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
* HB 2113 Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H89C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Spruill won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 77. Spruill ran unopposed in the June 11 [[Democratic]] primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
  
Spruill is running for re-election to the District 77 seat of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]]. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be unopposed in the November 8 general election.
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On November 8, 2011, Spruill won re-election to District 77 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===
 
===2009===
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
  
In 2009, Spruill 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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In 2009, Spruill 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==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Spruill received $127,577 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 = National Counseling Group Inc
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|org2 = Conmed Inc
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|org3 = Dominion
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|org4 = Associated Distributors
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|org5 = Verizon
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|orgdonor1 = 10,125
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|orgdonor2 = 9,300
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|orgdonor3 = 4,900
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|orgdonor4 = 4,200
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|orgdonor5 = 4,000
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===2009===
 
===2009===
The top 5 donors to Spruill's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113870 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
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The top five donors to Spruill's 2009 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113870 Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
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Spruill has four children.
 
Spruill has four children.
  
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==Recent news==
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/014f2f536999a31885256c0d005171db/840cfab01bb5741785257535005773fa?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Spruill]  
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/85e41a0d6f90929585257b640045691a?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Spruill]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000129/lionell-spruill-sr/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5194 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=5194 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5194 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=5194 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113870 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95083 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77389 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19492 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4654 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1836 1999]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=113870 2009], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95083 2007], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=77389 2005], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19492 2003], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=4654 2001], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1836 1999]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/3759 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/3759 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/lspruill/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
 
*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/lspruill/ Richmond Sunlight profile]
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Lionell Spruill
Lionell Spruill.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 77
Incumbent
In office
1994 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected1993
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sPacific Western University
J.D.Norfolk State University
Personal
Birthday12/28/1946
Place of birthSouth Norfolk, VA
ProfessionLegislator
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Lionell Spruill, Sr. is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 1993. He is currently the Minority Caucus Vice Chair for Outreach.

Biography

Spruill earned his B.A. from Pacific Western University and his J.D. from Norfolk State University. Prior to his election to the House, Spruill served on the Chesapeake City Council from 1988 to 1993.[1]

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Official tablet use

Spruill participated in an innovative experiment in the 2011 Virginia House that changed the way he does his business in the legislature. At age 64, and after 16 years in the House of Delegates, he was one of 15 House members to be issued a new iPad, rather than a traditional laptop computer. Spruill says that he used to duck out of sessions to get copies of the bills, and just tell his contacts to "give me a ...call on the phone." He is now using email, accessing copies of legislation on his iPad and texting on his phone. The success of the program is evident as Spruill explained: "Man, I love it...This iPad, you just zap-tap it." The goal of the program is to reduce the amount of paper the Delegates have to deal with in session.[2]

  • HB 2110 Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17 to 3 days before election, etc.
  • HB 2112 Financial literacy education; school board to implement objectives in middle and high schools.
  • HB 2113 Absentee voting; persons age 65 and older may vote absentee.[3]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Spruill won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 77. Spruill ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was unopposed in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.[4]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Spruill won re-election to District 77 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[5]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Spruill was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 77 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lionell Spruill (D) 12,108

Delegate Spruill speaking on redistricting

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Spruill received $127,577 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lionell Spruill's campaign in 2011
National Counseling Group Inc$10,125
Conmed Inc$9,300
Dominion$4,900
Associated Distributors$4,200
Verizon$4,000
Total Raised in 2011 $127,577

2009

The top five donors to Spruill's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Thomas W. Minnick $15,700
Virginia Dental Association $3,000
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus $2,500
Conmed Inc $2,400
Dominion $2,200

Personal

Spruill has four children.

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