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He won re-election unopposed in the 2009 general election.<ref>[http://wtop.com/?nid=605 ''WTOP'' 2009 Election Results]</ref>
 
He won re-election unopposed in the 2009 general election.<ref>[http://wtop.com/?nid=605 ''WTOP'' 2009 Election Results]</ref>
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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." 
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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>
  
 
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>
 
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>
  
 
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Revision as of 13:37, 6 January 2011

Lionell Spruill
Virginia House of Delegates District 77
Incumbent
Assumed office
1994
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Lionell Spruill
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.

He won re-election unopposed in the 2009 general election.[1]

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]

Prior to his election to the House, Spruill served on the Chesapeake City Council from 1988-1993.[3]

Committee assignments


Delegate Spruill speaking on redistricting

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 2110 Early voting; any qualified voter may vote in person from 17-3 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.[4]

Major donors

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

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

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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 77
1994–present
Succeeded by
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