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Dickie Bell named vice chair of House Education Committee

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) has been appointed Vice Chair of the Education Committee by Speaker Kirk Cox. The announcement was made by the House Clerk prior to the adjournment of the House on Thursday.

Letter: Candidates have to be seen and heard

The 20th District of the Virginia House of Delegates election is November 7, 2017.

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Dickie Bell, community dedicate marker recognizing Woodrow Wilson General Hospital

Delegate Dickie Bell and members of the community gathered Friday to dedicate a historical marker memorializing the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital.

Dickie Bell on Democratic candidates comments on right to work

Delegate Dickie Bell on comments from Democratic gubernatorial candidates regarding Virginia’s Right to Work statute.

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Virginia Chamber gives Del. Dickie Bell A+ rating

Del. Dickie Bell was presented with a 2017 Excellence in Education and Workforce Development Award by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

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Dickie Bell named Republican nominee for House District 20

Del. Dickie Bell has been named the Republican nominee for the 20th District.

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Dickie Bell has 11 bills headed to Senate after Crossover

Del. Dickie Bell has 11 bills and two resolutions that have passed in the House of Delegates and will be considered by the State Senate.

Dickie Bell opposes proposed Augusta County Courthouse move

State Del. Dickie Bell, R-Staunton, issued a statement indicating his opposition to the proposed move of the Augusta County Courthouse.

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Dickie Bell files legislation to expand hate crime status to crimes against police, fire, rescue

Del. Dickie Bell has filed legislation that would expand Virginia hate crime laws to include police, firefighters and EMS personnel.

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Local Democrats: Vote no on right to work amendment

Augusta County Democrats are urging voters to vote no on a proposed amendment adding a right to work provision to the state Constitution.

Wayne Theatre marks grand reopening

The Wayne Theatre marked its formal grand reopening on Tuesday with an event featuring local and state leaders, downtown business owners and volunteers. [Video included.]

McAuliffe veto blocks virtual education

Virtual learning is clearly the future of public education in Virginia. The present, thanks to Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is stuck in the past.

State Senate passes right to work amendment

The Virginia House of Delegates and State Senate have now both passed legislation to enshrine Virginia’s right to work law in the Constitution.

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Virtual education legislation passes in Virginia House of Delegates

The Virginia House of Delegates has passed legislation to establish a statewide virtual school to provide full-time virtual school programs here in Virginia.

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House of Delegates passes Right to Work constitutional amendment

The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to enshrine Virginia’s Right to Work law in the Constitution.

Republicans sweep local legislative races: Maintain control of House, Senate

Republicans Dickie Bell, Ben Cline and Steve Landes easily won re-election to the Virginia House of Delegates, and State Sen. Mark Obenshain won re-election to the State Senate in a landslide.

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Will Hammer: I ask for your vote on Nov. 3 in the 20th District

This Election Day you have a clear choice for delegate of the 20th District. You have a choice between someone who isn’t scared to take a stance and protect your natural rights and someone who goes along with their party, part of the broken two-party system.

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Virginia Citizens Defense League releases pro-gun ratings

The Virginia Citizens Defense League released its General Assembly candidate ratings this week. 20th House District Libertarian candidate Will Hammer was given a “very pro-gun” rating, which is the highest the organization rewards candidates.

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Del. Dickie Bell comments on state school safety grants

Several localities in the 20th House District have been awarded school safety grants this week by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services. The grant is from the School Security Infrastructure Improvement Fund which was created by the General Assembly during the 2013 session.

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Dickie Bell endorsed by AgPAC

Delegate Dickie Bell(R-20) last week received the endorsement of Virginia Farm Bureau Federation AgPAC, the organization’s political action committee, in the race for the 20th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Libertarian Will Hammer has qualified for the 20th House District ballt

Will Hammer has qualified for November’s Virginia House District 20 ballot. Hammer, the Libertarian candidate who ran against Representative Bob Goodlatte (VA-6) last year, is facing incumbent Delegate Dickie Bell, a Republican.

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Del. Dickie Bell addresses addresses Virginia Boys State

Richard P. Bell, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Staunton, this morning addressed select high school students attending the 73rd session of American Legion Boys State of Virginia being held this week at Radford University.

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Del. Dickie Bell appointed to education conference

Delegate Dickie Bell, R-Staunton, announced Thursday that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the Commonwealth at the 64th Annual Southern Regional Education Board’s Annual Legislative Work Conference. The conference will take place in Napels, Florida from June 27 through June 29.

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Governor McAuliffe signs Delegate Bell’s bills

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that Governor McAuliffe has signed into law a number of House Bills that he patroned for the 2015 General Assembly Session.

Libertarian Will Hammer announces for 20th House District race

Will Hammer has announced that he is running against Dickie Bell for the Virginia House of Delegates 20th District seat this year.

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Bell right to work amendment passes Senate

A House resolution to make our Right to Work laws part of Virginia’s Constitution passed in the State Senate on Friday.

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Bell virtual school bill passes State Senate

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced Friday that House Bill 324 passed in the State Senate.

Democrats critical of GOP right to work constitutional amendment

This afternoon, Senate Republicans echoed their House counterparts and voted to enshrine “right to work” in the Virginia Constitution. Delegate Dickie Bell’s (R – Staunton) constitutional amendment, HJ 490, passed on a straight party-line vote.

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Several bills from Del. Dickie Bell pass House of Delegates

Delegate Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Bills 1361 and 1437 and House Joint Resolution 490 have passed in the House of Delegates.

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House Commerce and Labor Committee kills eminent domain transparency bill

HB1696, patroned by Delegate Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), came before the full House Committee on Commerce and Labor on Thursday afternoon.


Public notice bills killed in House subcommittee

Two bills that would change state law allowing localities to expand their options for meeting public notice requirements failed to make it out of a House of Delegates subcommittee this week.

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Delegate Dickie Bell appointed to Committee on General Laws

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that he has been appointed by Speaker Bill Howell to the Committee on General Laws.


Public notice ads are a thing of the past: And yet, they’re here to stay?

Legislation proposed by Staunton Republican Del. Dickie Bell would give local governments in Virginia flexibility in advertising public notices outside current requirements to pay to publish the notices in local newspapers.

Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.

Local legislators support Linda Schorsch Jones for judicial appointment

Sen. Emmett Hanger, Del. Steven Landes, Del. Dickie Bell, and Del. Ben Cline announced their support of Linda Schorsch Jones for appointment as Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judge for the 25th Judicial Circuit.

Will Hammer: Corporate cronyism on full display by both parties

Two headlines this week concerning elected officials on both sides of the aisle highlight the cronyism inherent within our government.

Virginia Museum of Natural History, City of Waynesboro ready to take next step on interpretive facility plans

The Virginia Museum of Natural History and the City of Waynesboro announced today that they have successfully raised $50,000 to fund the development of a master plan for a proposed natural science interpretive facility in Downtown Waynesboro.

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Dickie Bell statement on budget vote

The Virginia General Assembly passed the state’s two-year budget late Thursday, sending the budget to the desk of Governor Terry McAuliffe for final approval.

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Dickie Bell: Majority oppose expansion of Medicaid

I have listened to the people that I represent, and though they may not all be shouting at a town hall meeting, the majority of folks who have emailed and called my office over the last few months have been against the expansion of Medicaid.

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Democrats: Del. Bell chooses Tea Party ideology over calls from Virginia constituents

Last night in Waynesboro, Republican Delegate Dickie Bell held a town hall with Koch Brother funded Americans for Prosperity.

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Del. Dickie Bell appointed to education conference

Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell announced today that he has been chosen by the Speaker of the House of Delegates to represent the Commonwealth at the Southern Regional Education Board’s Annual Legislative Work Conference.