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  |Last election = [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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  |Profession = High School Special Education Teacher (retired)
 
  |Profession = High School Special Education Teacher (retired)
 
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  }}{{TOCnestright}}'''Richard P. Bell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing [[Virginia House of Delegates District 20|District 20]]. He was first appointed to the chamber in 2009.
{{TOCnestright}}'''Richard Bell''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 20.  
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Bell is a retired high school special education teacher.
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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==
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===2014-2015===
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At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Bell served on the following committees:
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|Committee1 =Education
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|Committee2 = Finance
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|Committee3 = Health, Welfare and Institutions
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===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
In the 2012-2013 session, Bell served on the following committees:
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In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Bell served on the following committees:
* [[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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* [[Finance Committee, Virginia House|Finance]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House
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|Committee1 =Education
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|Committee2 = Finance
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 = Health, Welfare and Institutions
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===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
In the 2010-2011 session, Bell served on the following committees:
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In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Bell served on the following committees:
*[[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House|Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee]]
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**Agriculture Subcommittee
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{{Committee Assignments
*[[Education Committee, Virginia House|Education]]
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|State = Virginia
**Standards of Quality Subcommittee
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|Collapse=Yes
**Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee
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|year = 2010
*[[Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, Virginia House|Health, Welfare and Institutions]]
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|Chamber = House
**Subcommittee #1
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|Committee1 =Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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|Chair1=
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|Committee2 = Education
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|Chair2=
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|Committee3 = Health, Welfare and Institutions
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}}
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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.  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]]''
  
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.<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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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://web.archive.org/web/2/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," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 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. <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, 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 ''Follow the Money'', "Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
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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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 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2009===
 
===2009===
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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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 Campaign contributions," accessed May 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Virginia legislature scorecards|Begin=2012|End=2020}}
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==Personal==
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Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children, Erin and Brian.
  
==Issues==
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==Recent news==
===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!"
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==See also==  
==Personal==
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*[[Virginia State Legislature]]
Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children.
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates]]
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*[[Virginia House of Delegates#Standing committees|Virginia House of Delegates Committees]]
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*[[Virginia state legislative districts]]
  
 
==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]
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*[http://openstates.org/va/legislators/VAL000050/richard-p-bell/ Profile from Open States]
 
*[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]
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-P-Dickie-Bell/122040317557 Richard Bell on Facebook]
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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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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$170/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

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Bell served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Education
Finance
Health, Welfare and Institutions

2012-2013

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

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative 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. He was unopposed in the general election, which 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]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Bell, Virginia legislator's campaign in 2011
Opportunity Virginia PAC$5,000
Majority Leader PAC$3,000
Dominion$2,500
Mrs Rowes Restaurant$2,090
Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $106,460
Total Votes received in 2011 9,522
Cost of each vote received $11.18

2009

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

Virginia House of Delegates 2009 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Bell, Virginia legislator's campaign in 2009
Chris Saxman For Delegate16,250
Bell, Mary M3,000
Virginia Dental Association3,000
Valley Leadership Trust3,000
Howell For Delegate2,005
Total Raised in 2009 69,544

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Virginia

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Virginia scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that VMA introduced or was part of an coalition that introduced it.

2012-2013

In 2012, the Virginia General Assembly was in regular session from January 11 to March 10. In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 9 to February 25.

  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on Reproductive Health and Rights.
  • Legislators are scored based on important legislation affecting business and industry.
  • Legislators are scored based on their voting record on the issue of equality.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their voting record on the issues of the principles of life, marriage, parental authority, constitutional government and religious liberty.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation: 2013 Legislative Scorecard

Personal

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

Recent news

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