Delegate Bob Brink (D-Arlington)

Photo of Bob Brink
Party
Democratic
District
48: Counties of Arlington (part) and Fairfax (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1998
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Appropriations, Education, Privileges and Elections, Transportation
Website
bobbrink.org
Copatroning Habits
72% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 88% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 56% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
5.6% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$3,137.17 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Virginia AFL-CIO Political Expenditures Fund Labor Union PAC Richmond $1,000
Virginia BankPAC Virginia Bankers Association State PAC Glen Allen $1,000
Dominion Political Action Committee - VA VA Energy Company Employees PAC Richmond $1,000
Vornado/Charles E. Smith LP Real Estate Developer Arlington $1,000
Verizon Good Government Club of Virginia Communications Company PAC Richmond $500
VEA FUND Virginia Education Association Richmond $500
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Political Action Committee PAC for VA Automobile and Truck Dealers Assn Richmond $500
Transprtaion, Inc T/A Red Top Cab of Arlington Arlington Taxicab Company Arlington $500
Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists, PAC PAC for VA Society of Anesthesiologists Richmond $500
NVTC TechPAC Northern Virginia Technology Council PAC Herndon $500

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Progressive Voice: A Look Back and a Look Forward | ARLnow.com

July 3, 2014
Del. Bob Brink (D-48) This week, I stepped down after 17 years as the 48th District's Delegate in Richmond. This milestone gave me a chance to reflect on how I arrived at this point, what lies ahead — and how much this ...

<b>Del</b>. <b>Bob Brink</b> Retiring to Join McAuliffe Administration … | News

June 29, 2014
(Updated at 3:10 p.m.) Del. Bob Brink (D-48), who for the past 17 years has represented Arlington in the Virginia House of Delegates, announced his retirement.

Arlington Yupette: ACDC Insiders: <b>Del</b>. Brink to Retire, Hynes to <b>...</b>

June 28, 2014
ACDC Insiders: Del. Brink to Retire, Hynes to Replace Brink, Raphael to Replace Hynes. Hi Yupette, Just heard from a neighbor who's an ACDC insider. Bob Brink is retiring from the House of Delegates. Mary Hynes has had ...

Arlington House Democrat to Resign and Take State Job « CBS DC

June 27, 2014
Arlington Democrat Del. Bob Brink is resigning from the House of Delegates to join Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration.

<b>Del</b>. <b>Bob Brink</b> Retiring to Join McAuliffe Administration | ARLnow.com

June 27, 2014
Delegate Bob Brink (D-Arlington/McLean), who has represented the 48th District in the Virginia House of Delegates for the past 17 years, announced Friday that he will retire from the House effective June 30. “I've been ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Inside NoVA: Defeated Foster: No regrets at not going negative in campaign

August 28, 2014
Foster was critical of a hard-hitting mailing by the campaign of Democrat Richard ?Rip? Sullivan Jr. leading up to the Aug. 19 special election called to fill the seat of Del. Bob Brink (D-48th). He has dubbed it the ?satanic red elephants? ad for its ...

Inside NoVA: Incoming delegate headed to see Speaker ? with Medicaid petitions in hand

August 25, 2014
Sullivan succeeds Del. Bob Brink, who resigned in June to take a job in the McAuliffe administration. Because of Brink's 17-year seniority and his (generally) good relations with the Republican majority, he sat on key committees: Appropriations ...and more »

Leesburg Today: Around The Region For incoming Del. Sullivan, Medicaid will be top priority in ...

August 21, 2014
W*USA 9Sullivan, who will be part of a vastly outnumbered Democratic minority in the lower house of the General Assembly, said he planned to meet with every Republican delegate and ask them to ?give me a principled reason . . . why you are resisting this ...Sullivan Wins 48th District Special ElectionARL nowAfter big victory, it'll soon be 'Del. Sullivan' in the 48th DistrictInside NoVASullivan wins 48th DistrictFairfaxtimes.comW*USA 9all 10 news articles »

Inside NoVA: Arlington senior Democrats to hear from Beyer

August 27, 2014
Don Beyer, right, is shown in a campaign photo with Del. Bob Brink and Lynda Johnson Robb. Beyer was among candidates asked at a recent forum whether his views on any issues had evolved; he said he has changed his mind on same-sex marriage.

Inside NoVA: Odds favor Van Doren joining Arlington School Board early

August 25, 2014
In addition to Simon, the list also includes County Board member Chris Zimmerman, Del. Bob Brink (D-47th) and Treasurer Frank O'Leary. Voters selected John Vihstadt to succeed Zimmerman and Richard ?Rip? Sullivan Jr. to succeed Brink, with elections to ...

From the Legislator’s Website

Farewell (For Now)

January 9, 2010

From the Archives

December 3, 2009

Don?t forget to set your clocks back 12 years.

November 1, 2009

Precriminations, Part I

October 23, 2009

Oh, please tell me one of them wasn?t ?Turd Blossom?

October 18, 2009

These are all of the video clips of Bob Brink’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2009. There are 114 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB662: Commercial driver's licenses, etc.; compliance with federal requirements.
  • HB663: Real estate; judicial sale of property for delinquent taxes.
  • HB664: Blind persons; repeals requirement that DBVI maintain registry of persons in Commonwealth.
  • HB665: Voter registration lists; interstate cross-checking programs.
  • HB666: County manager plan; special election.
  • HB668: Independent living services; individuals between 18 and 21 years of age.
  • HB680: Health Care, Joint Commission on; extends sunset provision to July 1, 2018.
  • HB681: Tanning facilities; age limit, parental consent.
  • HB839: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; applicability to Office of the Attorney General.
  • HB953: Elections, State Board of; Attorney General to recuse himself, special counsel mandatory employment.
  • HB1197: Absentee voting; return of unused and defaced absentee ballots.
  • HB1201: Absentee voting; special annual applications for absentee ballots for certain voters.
  • HJ351: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Frank J. Ceresi.
  • HJ352: Celebrating the life of Bruce van Voorst.
  • HJ353: Celebrating the life of Jean Marshall Crawford.
  • HJ5055: Celebrating the life of James Rodney Schlesinger.
  • HR101: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Elise B. Heinz.
  • HB1268: Land preservation tax credit; reduces amount that may be claimed for taxable years 2012 and 2013.
  • HB1742: Foster care; independent living services.
  • HB1743: Independent living services; foster children committed to Department of Juvenile Justice, etc.
  • HB1898: Candidate petitions; circulator requirements.
  • HB1924: Conservators of the peace; inspectors general of the U.S. Department of HUD and the FHFA.
  • HB1956: Special elections; Commonwealth shall pay costs of conducting to fill vacancy in General Assembly.
  • HB1957: Personal property; requires with respect to motor vehicles, tax book include vehicle's make, etc.
  • HB1958: Motor vehicle registration forms; transmission of certain to the commissioner of the revenue.
  • HB2046: General Assembly; filling vacancies in membership.
  • HB2303: Transient occupancy tax; Arlington County may impose additional tax.
  • HB2327: Handguns; prohibits individuals from purchasing more than one in 30-day period.
  • HJ629: Celebrating the life of Margaret W. Fisher.
  • HJ630: Commending Meg Tuccillo.
  • HJ631: Celebrating the life of Sydney Emmanuel Albrittain.
  • HJ632: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Marion Patton Echols, Jr.
  • HJ638: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Henry Oscar Lampe.
  • HJ670: Governor; joint subcommittee to study appropriate balance of power to support two terms in State.
  • HJ679: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HB442: Notaries; conflict of interests.
  • HB443: Debt collection practices; penalty.
  • HB900: Higher educational institutions; mental health and parental notification policies.
  • HB901: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; suspension of rights, rules violations.
  • HB919: Personal property tax; vehicle distrained and sold for delinquent taxes, penalty & accrued interest.
  • HB920: Medicaid Managed Care Ombudsman, Office of; established.
  • HB1268: Land preservation tax credit; reduces amount that may be claimed for taxable years 2012 and 2013.
  • HJ128: Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Week; designating third week in April 2013, and each succeeding year.
  • HJ197: Commending Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ.
  • HJ231: Constitutional amendment; Governor's term of office (first reference).
  • HJ260: Commending Adam Boehley.
  • HJ261: Commending Emily Boda.
  • HJ310: Commending Ethan Ohriner.
  • HJ311: Commending Ahmed Skaljic.
  • HJ312: Commending Jacqueline Shue.
  • HJ313: Commending Alton Kim.
  • HJ330: Commending Emma Harris.
  • HJ497: Commending the Francis Scott Key Elementary School Dual Language (Two-Way Immersion) Program.
  • HJ5005: Commending the Honorable Joanne F. Alper.
  • HB1513: Transient occupancy tax; extends sunset date provision for additional tax in Arlington County.
  • HB1646: Referendum elections; voter petition requirements.
  • HB1670: Notaries; conflicts of interests.
  • HB1798: Motor vehicle rental tax; shall be determined by Tax Commissioner, exemptions.
  • HB1799: License plates, special; issuance to certain business entities with fleets of vehicles.
  • HB1800: Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission; establish position of Inspector Gen.
  • HB2303: Health Care, Joint Commission on; extends sunset provision.
  • HB2304: Community boards; suspension of certain owner rights for rules violations.
  • HB2456: Alcoholic beverage control; privatization of government stores.
  • HJ964: Commending James E. Bundschuh.
  • HR85: Commending the Honorable Dorothy H. Clarke.
  • HB509: Alcoholic beverage control; disposition of net profits.
  • HB510: State Inspector General; established.
  • HB511: Retirement System; modifies retirement plans.
  • HB785: Equalization, Board of; local government to appoint.
  • HB791: Retail Sales and Use Tax; taxes on room rentals.
  • HB1107: Surplus property; proceeds from sale or lease of State Police communication towers or sites.
  • HB1108: License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: TRUST WOMEN/RESPECT CHOICE.
  • HB1109: 9/11 Heroes Memorial Highway; Route 27 adjacent to Pentagon in Arlington County designated thereas.
  • HB1155: Income tax, state; imposes surtax on taxable income to provide new source of revenue for localities.
  • HB1157: General Assembly; office equipment allowances.
  • HB1202: Elections, State Board of; supervisory authority over local electoral boards and general registrars.
  • HB1260: Uniform Statewide Building Code; buildings or structures built on state-owned property.
  • HB1314: State taxes, delinquent; persons appointed by State to collect shall be compensated.
  • HJ83: Home and Community-Based Services State Plan Option; JLARC to study cost & benefits of implementing.
  • HJ307: Commending Mark Coward.
  • HB619: Polls; prohibiting campaign advertisements.
  • HB621: Voters; those registered may vote prior to election day.
  • HB1791: Officers of election; authorizes local electoral board to appoint independent voters to serve.
  • HB1792: Long-term care support service; Dept. for Aging to designate area agencies for No Wrong Door system.
  • HB1793: Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created.
  • HB1794: Suspension; sufficient cause necessary to suspend student cannot rest solely on instance of truancy.
  • HB1795: Provisional ballots; voter whose name did not appear in pollbook may be counted after election day.
  • HB1890: Housing authorities; changes number of qualified voters in locality needed to have referendum.
  • HB1891: Land preservation tax credit; reduces amount that may be claimed for taxable years 2009 & 2010.
  • HB1892: Elections, Board of; powers and duties.
  • HB2007: Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in restaurants in Northern Virginia.
  • HB2008: Electric personal assistive mobility devices; operation of bicycles on Interstate Highway System.
  • HB2389: Cigarette tax and tobacco products tax; increased.
  • HB2658: Elections, State Board of; fees to cover expense of regulation.
  • HJ674: Older Virginians Mental Health Month; designating as September, 2009 and each year thereafter.
  • HJ675: Home energy consumption; Housing Commission directed to study.
  • HJ686: Constitutional amendment; certain property exempt from taxation (first reference).
  • HJ816: Commending Commonwealth's public schools, 50th anniversary of desegregation in Virginia.
  • HJ959: Commending St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
  • HB6: Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (submitting to qualified voters).
  • HB480: Conditional release; voluntary admission to state hospital.
  • HB619: Polls; prohibiting campaign advertisements.
  • HB620: Setoff Debt Collection Act; setoff against federal tax refunds for local tax debt.
  • HB621: Voters; those registered may vote prior to election day.
  • HB622: Sexual offender; prohibited from residing within 500 feet of public park in proximity to children.
  • HB684: Ballots; replaces current law provisions specifying details for form.
  • HB685: Voting equipment; wireless communications at polling places.
  • HB785: Credit reports; authorizes consumer to freeze access thereto.
  • HB786: Vehicle registration; refusal to issue or renew because of fees or taxes owed to counties, etc.
  • HB787: Transient occupancy tax; extends date to January 1, 2012, for Arlington County.
  • HB1062: Absentee ballot and voting; adds women who are pregnant at time of applying to list of eligible.
  • HB1063: Indoor Clean Air Act; smoking in restaurants in Northern Virginia.
  • HB1064: Veterans; Commissioner et al., to establish comprehensive program to address mental health needs.
  • HB1069: Absentee voting and ballot applications; persons performing volunteer service may vote absentee .
  • HB1070: Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created.
  • HB1389: Campaign contributions; requires PACs to report contributions for election of particular candidate.
  • HJ3: Constitutional amendment; exempts certain homeowners from taxation (second reference).
  • HJ598: Celebrating the life of John McWethy.
  • HR10: House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rule 18.
  • HB375: Campaign advertisements; basic disclosure requirements.
  • HB995: Identity theft; notification of breach of information system.
  • HB1765: Driver improvement clinics; use of fees.
  • HB1769: Polling places; prohibited activities.
  • HB2069: Absentee voting and ballot applications; certain requirements to volunteers.
  • HB2070: Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created.
  • HB2071: Vehicle Sales and Use Tax; increase for transportation purposes.
  • HB2072: Absentee voting; requirements for pregnant women to vote absentee.
  • HB2139: Setoff Debt Collection Act; setoff against federal tax refunds for local tax debt.
  • HB2140: Identity theft; notification of breach of information system.
  • HB2141: Voter registration records; authorizes Board of Elections to sell voter lists to other states.
  • HB2299: FAMIS Program; eliminates requirement that DMAS provide quarterly reports thereon.
  • HB2369: Insanity; persons acquitted by reason thereof.
  • HB2558: Freedom of Information Act; exemption for certain information in rabies vaccination certificates.
  • HB2559: BPOL tax; commissioner of revenue to accept estimated payments thereof based on preceding year.
  • HB2560: Constitutional amendments; approval of second joint resolution to include explanation for voters.
  • HB2561: Automatic dialing-announcing devices; prohibits callers from using to call health care provider.
  • HB2898: Cats and dogs; delays effective date for localities to forward license information to treasurer.
  • HJ135: Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation percentage of value of property.
  • HJ624: Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation percentage of value of prop. (1st ref).
  • HJ970: Commending the Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center.
  • HJ971: Commending the Yorktown High School girls' swim and dive team.
  • HJ972: Commending David A. Bell.
  • HB90: Driver's licenses; extension of expiration for military personnel or member of diplomatic service.
  • HB91: Alcoholic beverages; providing alcohol to persons less than 21 years of age.
  • HB105: Political campaign advertisements; disclosure requirements therefor, definitions.
  • HB375: Campaign advertisements; basic disclosure requirements.
  • HB685: Absentee voting; voter who did not receive ballot may vote provisional ballot at polling place.
  • HB686: Subdivision ordinances; provisions to allow locality to construct sidewalk.
  • HB687: General Assembly; alternative office expense allowance arrangement for members.
  • HB787: Health partnership authorities, local; repeals sunset provision.
  • HB789: Expert witness; eliminates prohibition against compensating in certain criminal cases.
  • HB791: Insanity; conditional release shall not be revoked because of voluntary hospital admission.
  • HB994: Public Procurement Act; purchase of certain insurance in construction projects.
  • HB995: Identity theft; notification of breach of information system.
  • HB996: Dental hygienists; can administer certain Schedule VI analgesia and anesthesia.
  • HB1417: Presentencing investigation reports; confidentiality.
  • HB1434: Child abuse and neglect; reporting requirements by ministers of religion, civil penalty.
  • HB1463: Contested election; surety bond to be posted with Clerk of House of Delegates or Senate.
  • HB1600: Income tax, corporate; business facility job tax credit.
  • HB1611: Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax; increases tax.
  • HB5044: Driver improvement clinic; fees exempt for Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads.
  • HJ42: Foreign language interpreters; Joint Comm. on Health Care to study use thereof in medical settings.
  • HJ135: Constitutional amendment; localities to exempt from taxation percentage of value of prop. (1st ref).
  • HJ345: Commending the Arlington County Civic Federation.
  • HJ405: Commending Buck & Associates on its 30th anniversary.
  • HJ502: Commending the Yorktown High School girls' swim and dive team.
  • HJ5057: Commending the Yorktown High School debate team.
  • HJ5134: Commending the Arlington Historical Society on the occasion of its 50th anniversary.