Richard Bell, Virginia legislator

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Richard Bell
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Virginia House of Delegates District 20
In office
January 13, 2010 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Years in position 5
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First electedNovember 3, 2009
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy Hospital Corp
Years of service6
Date of birth10/26/1946
Place of birthStaunton, VA
ProfessionHigh School Special Education Teacher (retired)
Office website
Campaign website
Richard Bell is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 20.

Bell is a retired high school special education teacher.

Committee assignments


In the 2012-2013 session, Bell has been appointed to the following committees:


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



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.[1]

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


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. [2]

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 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!"


Bell and his wife, Anne, have two children.

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