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Rob Bell
Virginia House of Delegates District 58
Incumbent
Assumed office
2002
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Republican
Profession Attorney
Website House site


Rob Bell is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 58 since 2002.

Bell is an attorney, receiving his JD from the University of Virginia in 1995.[1]


Delegate Bell at a tax day tea party

Issue positions

Bell's official website lists his main issues as mental health reform, better schools, and public safety.[2] 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."

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • 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.[3]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Bell is running for re-election to the District 58 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.

2009

In 2009, Bell was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. [4]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 58 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Rob Bell (R) 18,402
Cynthia Neff (D) 8,948

Campaign donors

2009

The top 5 donors to Bell's 2009 campaign:[5]

Contributor 2009 total
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

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 58
2002–present
Succeeded by
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