Robert Mathieson

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Robert Mathieson
Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Former member
Assumed office
2008
Current term ends
January 13, 2010
Political party Democratic
Profession Director of Business Development
Website Robert Mathieson
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."

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