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|Virginia House of Delegates District 58|
|2002 - Present|
|Years in position||12|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 3, 2009|
|Next general||November 8, 2011|
|Bachelor's||University of Virginia|
|J.D.||University of Virginia School of Law, 1995|
|Place of birth||Palo Alto, CA|
Bell's professional experience includes working as an attorney, state prosecutor, and legal representative. He earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1995.
Delegate Bell at a tax day tea party
Bell's official website lists his main issues as mental health reform, better schools, and public safety. He has worked to pass laws in each area:
- Mental health reform - "established clear lines of responsibility and oversight over those receiving outpatient care," "revised standard for involuntary commitment," and "colleges can inform parents when their child might seriously harm himself or others."
- Better schools - "Ban criminal sex offenders from schools during school hours," "Require schools to establish bullying prevention programs," "Require schools to notify parents when a child is a victim of a crime," and "Require additional background checks for school teachers."
- Public safety - "New drunk driving laws crack down on repeat offenders and “super drunk” drivers," "Laws to mandate jail for drunks who drive with children in the car," "Laws to promote prosecution of child pornographers and sexual predators," and "Laws to keep violent sexual predators off of school property during school hours."
- Courts of Justice
- Mental Health Subcommittee (Chair)
- Criminal Law Subcommittee
- Health, Welfare and Institutions
- Subcommittee #3 (Chair)
- Privileges and Elections
- Appointments Subcommittee (Chair)
- Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
- Ethics (Special) Subcommittee (Chair)
- HB 2391 Foreign service; search warrant for electronic communications.
- HB 2404 Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created.
- HB 2650 Citizens' Right to Know: Pretrial Release Act; pretrial agencies keep detailed record & case record.
Bell is running for re-election to the District 58 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and will be unopposed the November 8 general election.
In 2009, Bell was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 58 (2009)|
|Rob Bell (R)||18,402|
|Cynthia Neff (D)||8,948|
The top 5 donors to Bell's 2009 campaign:
|Piedmont Leadership PAC||$314,544|
|Richard B Gilliam Sr.||$30,000|
|R. Ted Weschler||$16,000|
|Barbara J. Fried||$10,000|
|Fort Hill Limited Partnership||$10,000|
Bell and his wife, Jessica, have one child.
- Delegate Rob Bell official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Bell
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Delegate Bell Facebook profile
|Virginia House of Delegates District 58
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State of Virginia
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