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  }}{{TOCnestright}}'''Richard P. Bell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 20. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.
{{TOCnestright}}'''Richard P. Bell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 20. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Bell is a retired high school special education teacher.
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Bell attended Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University, and Old Dominion University. He is a retired high school special education teacher. He served in the United States Navy Hospital Corp from 1967 to 1973.
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
 
In the 2012-2013 session, Bell served on the following committees:
 
In the 2012-2013 session, Bell served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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*[[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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*[[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
  
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
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*[[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]  
 
*[[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]  
 
**Subcommittee #1
 
**Subcommittee #1
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Bell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.bellfordelegate.com/issues/ ''Delegate Richard Bell'', "Issues," accessed August 28, 2013]</ref>
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Excerpt: ""...I Will Continue To..."
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*'''"Be a leader for education reform and affordable college education."
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*'''"Push for expanded career and technical education training."
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*'''"Seek more transparency in the budget process."
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*'''"Demand that we provide taxpayers with safe schools, safe streets, and safe neighborhoods."
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*'''"Safeguard our Constitutional rights of life, liberty, and property."
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====2011====
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Bell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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*'''What the People of the 20th Want
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Excerpt: "Voters in the 20th District want representatives who listen to them and act on their behalf. They want individual freedom to conduct their own lives and make personal choices. They want to raise their families without excessive government interference, and they want to feel safe in their neighborhoods and their homes. They want a representative who reflects their family values, their work ethic and who understands their hopes, their fears and their dreams.  The people of the 20th District want and deserve good government, and I’ll see that they get it!"
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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==Issues==
 
===Campaign themes===
 
 
*'''What the People of the 20th Want
 
Excerpt: "Voters in the 20th District want representatives who listen to them and act on their behalf. They want individual freedom to conduct their own lives and make personal choices. They want to raise their families without excessive government interference, and they want to feel safe in their neighborhoods and their homes. They want a representative who reflects their family values, their work ethic and who understands their hopes, their fears and their dreams.  The people of the 20th District want and deserve good government, and I’ll see that they get it!"
 
  
 
==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children.
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Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children, Erin and Brian.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=115802 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=115802 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-P-Dickie-Bell/122040317557 Richard Bell on Facebook]
 
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-P-Dickie-Bell/122040317557 Richard Bell on Facebook]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Bell_%28Virginia_politician%29 Bell's ''Wikipedia'' page]
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*[http://www.richmondsunlight.com/legislator/rpbell/ ''Richmond Sunlight'' profile]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 15:46, 28 August 2013

Richard Bell
Richard Bell.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Hospital Corp
Years of service1967-1973
Personal
Birthday10/26/1946
Place of birthStaunton, VA
ProfessionHigh School Special Education Teacher (retired)
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard P. Bell is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 20. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.

Biography

Bell attended Blue Ridge Community College, James Madison University, and Old Dominion University. He is a retired high school special education teacher. He served in the United States Navy Hospital Corp from 1967 to 1973.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Bell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1] Excerpt: ""...I Will Continue To..."

  • "Be a leader for education reform and affordable college education."
  • "Push for expanded career and technical education training."
  • "Seek more transparency in the budget process."
  • "Demand that we provide taxpayers with safe schools, safe streets, and safe neighborhoods."
  • "Safeguard our Constitutional rights of life, liberty, and property."

2011

Bell’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • What the People of the 20th Want

Excerpt: "Voters in the 20th District want representatives who listen to them and act on their behalf. They want individual freedom to conduct their own lives and make personal choices. They want to raise their families without excessive government interference, and they want to feel safe in their neighborhoods and their homes. They want a representative who reflects their family values, their work ethic and who understands their hopes, their fears and their dreams. The people of the 20th District want and deserve good government, and I’ll see that they get it!"

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Bell is running for re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 20. Bell ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Bell is running for re-election to the District 20 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be opposed by Laura Kleiner in the November 8 general election.[2]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Bell Incumbent 71.1% 9,522
     Democratic Laura Kleiner 28.9% 3,865
Total Votes 13,387

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Bell was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Erik Curren in the General Election. [3]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 20 (2009)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Richard Bell (R) 15,086
Erik Curren (D) 6,092

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Bell received $106,460 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

2009

In 2009, Bell received $69,544 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[5]


Personal

Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children, Erin and Brian.

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Preceded by
Chris Saxman
Virginia House of Delegates District 20
2010-present
Succeeded by
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