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  |Name = Richard Bell
  political position  = Virginia House of Delegates District 20 |
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  |Position = Virginia House of Delegates District 20
  assumed office      = January 13, 2010 |
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  |Status = Incumbent
  term ends           = January 2012 |
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  |Tenure = January 13, 2010 - Present
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  |Term ends = January 13, 2016
  profession          = High School Special Education Teacher |
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|Assumed office = 2010
  website             = [http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/b1d8bebc8b97f7ee85257535005773cc?OpenDocument House site] |
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Richard Bell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 20.  
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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.
  
He received 71% of the vote, defeating [[Democrat]] [[Erik Curren]] in the general election on November 3, 2009.<ref>[http://wtop.com/?nid=605 ''WTOP'' 2009 Election Results]</ref>
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==Biography==
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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==
2010-2012 committees:
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===2012-2013===
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In the 2012-2013 session, Bell served on the following committees:
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*[[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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*[[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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*[[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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===2010-2011===
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In the 2010-2011 session, Bell served on the following committees:
 
*[[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]]
 
*[[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]]
 
**Agriculture Subcommittee
 
**Agriculture Subcommittee
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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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===2013===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
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Bell won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 20.  Bell ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  The general election took place on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Results - General Election," accessed November 5, 2013]</ref>
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===2011===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011]]''
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Bell won re-election to the District 20 seat of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]] in 2011.  He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated [[Laura Kleiner]] (D) 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>
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{{Election box 2011
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 20 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|winner1 = Richard Bell
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|Inc1 = Y
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|votes1 = 9522
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|candidate2 = Laura Kleiner
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|votes2 = 3865
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}}
  
 
===2009===
 
===2009===
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:: ''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. <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>
 
In 2009, Bell was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Erik Curren in the General Election. <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==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Bell received $106,460 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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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Virginia House of Delegates
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 106460
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|total votes = 9522
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|org1 = Opportunity Virginia PAC
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|org2 = Majority Leader PAC
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|org3 = Dominion
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|org4 = Mrs Rowes Restaurant
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|org5 = Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
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|orgdonor1 = 5,000
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|orgdonor2 = 3,000
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|orgdonor3 = 2,500
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|orgdonor4 = 2,090
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|orgdonor5 = 2,000
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In 2009, Bell received $69,544 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=VA&y=2009&f=H&so=O&p=4#sorttable Follow the Money - 2009 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2009
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|Chamber = Virginia House of Delegates
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|party = Republican
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|total raised = 69,544
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|org1 = Chris Saxman For Delegate
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|org2 = Bell, Mary M
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|org3 = Virginia Dental Association
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|org4 = Valley Leadership Trust
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|org5 = Howell For Delegate
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|orgdonor1 = 16,250
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|orgdonor2 = 3,000
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|orgdonor3 = 3,000
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|orgdonor4 = 3,000
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|orgdonor5 = 2,005
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|}}
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==Personal==
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Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children, Erin and Brian.
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==Recent news==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://bellfordelegate.com/ Official campaign site]
 
*[http://bellfordelegate.com/ Official campaign site]
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*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/f43388ac3daacfd885257b64004568ed?OpenDocument Office Website 2013]
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/b1d8bebc8b97f7ee85257535005773cc?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates Biography]
 
*[http://dela.state.va.us/dela/MemBios.nsf/a7b082ef6ed01eac85256c0d00515644/b1d8bebc8b97f7ee85257535005773cc?OpenDocument Virginia House of Delegates Biography]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/151907 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/151907 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=115802 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=115802 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[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]
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*[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]
  
 
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Revision as of 18:05, 8 November 2013

Richard Bell
Richard Bell.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 20
Incumbent
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
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 won 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 took place on November 5, 2013.[2]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Bell won re-election to the District 20 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and defeated Laura Kleiner (D) in the November 8 general election.[3]

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. [4]

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.[5]

2009

In 2009, Bell received $69,544 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]


Personal

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

Recent news

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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 20
2010-present
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