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{{TOCnestright}}'''Robert Mathieson''' is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 21 since 2008.  
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}}{{TOCnestright}}'''Robert Mathieson''' was a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]], representing District 21 from 2008-2010.  
  
===Committee membership===
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He lost his bid for re-election, defeated by [[Republican]] [[Ronald Villanueva]] in the November 3, 2009 general election.  After a very close election Villanueva was certified the winner by the Virginia Beach electoral board.<ref>[http://voices.washingtonpost.com/virginiapolitics/2009/11/post_468.html ''Washington Post'' Villanueva certified winner in Va. Beach House seat, November 11, 2009]</ref>
*Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
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*Commerce and Labor
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==Issue positions==
*Counties, Cities and Towns
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On his official website, Mathieson lists three major issues: economy, education, and public safety.<ref>[http://www.bobby21.com/?page_id=5 Mathieson for Delegate ''Issues'']</ref>
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*Economy - Richmond should be "cutting its own operating costs and cutting taxes for middle class families to help get through this recession."
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*Education - "We need to do all we can to protect education funding because education is the best way to safeguard our economic future and keep us competitive."
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*Public safety - "I have passed laws cracking down on sexual predators and fought for good wages and proper public safety funding levels from Richmond for those who protect our community."
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==Elections==
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===2009===
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009]]''
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In 2009, Mathieson lost his bid for re-election to the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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==Committee assignments==
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* [[Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia House]]
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* [[Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia House]]
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* [[Counties, Cities and Towns Committee, Virginia House]]
 
*Subcommittee on Chesapeake (Chair)
 
*Subcommittee on Chesapeake (Chair)
 
*Subcommittee on Natural Resource
 
*Subcommittee on Natural Resource
*Transportation
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* [[Transportation Committee, Virginia House]]
  
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
 
===Sponsored legislation===     
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* HB 1955 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while driving except in an emergency.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H199C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
 
* HB 1955 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while driving except in an emergency.<ref>[http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?091+mbr+H199C Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron]</ref>
  
===Major donors===
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==Campaign donors==
 
The top 5 donors to Mathieson's 2007 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95006 Follow the Money - 2007 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
The top 5 donors to Mathieson's 2007 campaign:<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95006 Follow the Money - 2007 Campaign Contributions]</ref>
 
*1. Democratic House Caucus $270,953
 
*1. Democratic House Caucus $270,953
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*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=90375 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=90375 Project Vote Smart profile]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95006 2007]
 
*Campaign Contributions:[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=95006 2007]
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*[http://www.vpap.org/candidates/profile/home/49843 Virginia Public Access Project profile]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 09:28, 21 June 2013

Robert Mathieson
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Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Former officeholder
In office
2008 - 2010
PartyDemocratic
Personal
ProfessionDirector of Business Development
Websites
Personal website
Robert Mathieson was a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 21 from 2008-2010.

He lost his bid for re-election, defeated by Republican Ronald Villanueva in the November 3, 2009 general election. After a very close election Villanueva was certified the winner by the Virginia Beach electoral board.[1]

Issue positions

On his official website, Mathieson lists three major issues: economy, education, and public safety.[2]

  • Economy - Richmond should be "cutting its own operating costs and cutting taxes for middle class families to help get through this recession."
  • Education - "We need to do all we can to protect education funding because education is the best way to safeguard our economic future and keep us competitive."
  • Public safety - "I have passed laws cracking down on sexual predators and fought for good wages and proper public safety funding levels from Richmond for those who protect our community."

Elections

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Mathieson lost his bid for re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates.

Committee assignments

  • HB 1953 Guidelines on recycling and waste reduction activities; requires Board of Education to establish.
  • HB 1954 Driving under influence of alcohol; law-enforcement officer to arrest without warrant.
  • HB 1955 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of while driving except in an emergency.[3]

Campaign donors

The top 5 donors to Mathieson's 2007 campaign:[4]

  • 1. Democratic House Caucus $270,953
  • 2. VA Democratic Party $131,076
  • 3. Moving VA Forward $59,750
  • 4. One Virginia $21,000
  • 5. Leadership for VA $20,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 21
2008-2010
Succeeded by
Ronald Villanueva