Delegate Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)

Photo of Bill Howell
Party
Republican
District
28: County of Stafford (part); City of Fredericksburg (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1988
Next Election
November 2015
Committees
Rules (Chair), Commerce and Labor, Privileges and Elections, Transportation, Education
Website
williamjhowell.org
Copatroning Habits
81% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 69% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 65% of them are Republicans.
Partisanship
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Bills Passed
20% in 2013
Campaign Contributions
$472,913.25 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Bio

Howell holds bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Richmond and a law degree from the University of Virginia. He's an attorney, practicing trust and estate law. Howell is married, with two sons and seven grandchildren. He has served as Speaker of the House since 2003.

Top 10 Donors
Realtors Political Action Committee of Virginia Real estate N/A $0

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Recent Mentions on Blogs

Drinking on The Last Frontier: A Festive Time of the Year

August 1, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 3:46 PM .... 2013; HooDoo Brewing Company's IPA on 7/19/2013; HooDoo Brewing Company's Kolsch on 7/19/2013; hooDoo Brewing Company's Mild on 7/19/2013; HooDoo Brewing Company's Stout on 7/19/2013; Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales' Fuego del Otono Seasonal Ale on 10/18/2012; Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere on 5/4/2009; Juxtaposition Black Pilsner on 5/18/2010; Kasik's Brewery's Buffalo Head Barley Wine on 6/28/2012; Kassik's Brewery's ...

Drinking on The Last Frontier: The Fisher Folk Are Coming!

July 18, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 2:11 PM .... 2013; HooDoo Brewing Company's IPA on 7/19/2013; HooDoo Brewing Company's Kolsch on 7/19/2013; hooDoo Brewing Company's Mild on 7/19/2013; HooDoo Brewing Company's Stout on 7/19/2013; Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales' Fuego del Otono Seasonal Ale on 10/18/2012; Jolly Pumpkin Bam Biere on 5/4/2009; Juxtaposition Black Pilsner on 5/18/2010; Kasik's Brewery's Buffalo Head Barley Wine on 6/28/2012; Kassik's Brewery's ...

Cox re-elected House Majority Leader - <b>Delegate</b> Kirk Cox

November 22, 2013
House Republicans also re-elected the other members of the House leadership: Delegate Bill Howell, R- Stafford, will continue to serve as Speaker; Delegate Tim Hugo, R-Fairfax, as Republican Caucus Chair; and Delegate Jackson Miller, ...

Virginia <b>Delegate</b> and McDonnell Tax Hike Architect Joe May Loses <b>...</b>

June 12, 2013
A Republican majority, under new leadership, should work to enact pro-taxpayer reforms and repeal the 2013 transportation tax hike championed by Delegate Joe May, Speaker Bill Howell, and Governor Bob McDonnell." ...

Howell, Orrock win primaries | The News Desk

June 11, 2013
Voters Tuesday night gave House Speaker Bill Howell and Caroline Del. Bobby Orrock the Republican nominations in their respective House districts, with both easily defeating challengers. The two challenges came in part ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Lynchburg News and Advance: Chafin wins Puckett seat; Republicans hold Virginia Senate

August 20, 2014
Del. Ben Chafin, R-Russell County, won a special election Tuesday for former state Sen. Phillip Puckett's Southwest Virginia seat, which means Republicans will maintain control of the state Senate. Chafin easily defeated Democrat Mike Hymes, a Tazewell ...

ARL now: Rip Sullivan: Why You Should Vote for Me

August 14, 2014
I'm running because voters of the 48th district deserve a Delegate who will passionately fight for their values, not minimize the importance of those values for the sake of winning an election. And on the subject of on whose behalf Mr. Foster is ...and more »

Washington Post: Va. GOP official under fire for questioning Muslim contributions to US history ...

August 1, 2014
He weathered calls for his resignation from state party leaders earlier this year after he posted a crude statement on Facebook about state Del. Barbara J. Comstock (R-Fairfax), and also in 2012 for a Facebook post predicting that Obama would blame ...State Republican leader under fire for questioning Muslim contributionsRoanoke Timesall 17 news articles »

Falls Church News Press: Our Man in Arlington

August 13, 2014
Voters must select the successor to state Del. Bob Brink, who decamped after 17 years to join the McAuliffe team as deputy commissioner for aging services. Democrats, who've owned the seat that includes parts of McLean, were miffed in late June when ...

Bills

  • HJ145: Commending Bruce C. Frizzell.
  • HJ232: Celebrating the life of James Gibbs Browder, Jr.
  • HJ233: Commending Preservation Virginia.
  • HJ5123: Commending John Tippett.
  • HB2168: Virginia Retirement System; hybrid retirement program.
  • HB2313: Revenues and appropriations of State; changes to revenues collected and distribution, report.
  • HJ754: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; to assist in planning 400th anniversary of landmark events.
  • HJ755: Tax restructuring; elimination of BPOL, Machinery and Tool, etc., Taxes.
  • HJ831: Joint Rules Committee and the Speaker of House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HB1129: Virginia Retirement System; modifies several provisions of defined benefit retirement plan.
  • HB1130: Retirement System; hybrid retirement program created, optional defined retirement plan created, etc.
  • HJ203: Commending the Honorable Lacey E. Putney.
  • HJ331: Commending Grace Anne Braxton.
  • HJ449: Commending Sara Fartro.
  • HJ450: Commending the Reverend Lawrence A. Davies.
  • HJ471: Commending the Virginia Health Care Foundation on its 20 years of service to the Commonwealth.
  • HB2527: Va. Transportation Infrastructure Fund and Va. Transportation Infrastructure Bank; created, report.
  • HJ732: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HJ733: FERPA and HIPAA, federal; urges Congress to restore in loco parentis, etc.
  • HJ863: Commemorating the life of Dr. James Leonard Farmer, Jr., and the 50th anniversary of Freedom Ride.
  • HJ984: Joint Rules Committee; confirming appointments.
  • HR62: House Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nomination.
  • HJ150: Patawomeck Indian Tribe; General Assembly to extend state recognition & representation on VCI.
  • HJ182: Philanthropy and private foundations; recognizing and encouraging formation & creation of entities.
  • HJ293: Commending the Division of Capitol Police.
  • HJ401: Commending E. Harris Spindle.
  • HJ421: Commending Colonial Baptist Church on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
  • HB2546: Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; America's 400th Anniversary Commemoration, report.
  • HJ750: Commending the James Monroe High School football team.
  • HJ751: Commending Hunter Stephens.
  • HJ776: Commending the University of Richmond football team on its 2008 NCAA Div. I Football Championship.
  • HJ868: Commemorating the 400th anniversary of Bermuda.
  • HJ878: Celebrating the life of Anne Martin Wilson Rowe.
  • HJ893: Sheinwald, Sir Nigel; honoring his visit and welcoming him to Capitol and General Assembly of Va.
  • HJ985: Commending Walter Alexander Sheffield.
  • HJ5019: Commending the Colonial Forge High School wrestling team.
  • HJ197: Commending the University of Mary Washington and James Madison University
  • HJ198: Commending Charles F. Bryan, Jr.
  • HJ278: Commending Grace Anne Braxton.
  • HJ306: Celebrating the life of Deputy Jason Edward Mooney.
  • HJ352: Commending Buddy Hayes.
  • HJ361: Commending the Garden Club of Virginia on the occasion of its 75th anniversary of Historic Gard. Wk
  • HJ362: Ms. Wheelchair Virginia Day.
  • HJ496: Celebrating the life of Colonel Jon M. Lockey.
  • HJ497: Celebrating the life of First Lieutenant Benjamin J. Hall.
  • HJ502: Commending Irvine Byrd Hill.
  • HJ604: Celebrating the life of Sergeant Forrest Dane Cauthorn.
  • HJ5019: Commending the Colonial Forge High School wrestling team.
  • HJ6023: Celebrating the life of Officer Todd Allen Bahr.
  • HR14: Commending Carmela Bills Putney.
  • HR18: House Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nominations.
  • HB1544: Houdon's statue; places molds of Washington under care of State Librarian.
  • HB3202: Transportation funding; authority to certain localities to impose additional fees therefor, report.
  • HJ841: Commending Judge H. Harrison Braxton, Jr.
  • HJ853: Commemorating the centennial of United Parcel Service of America, Inc.
  • HJ1015: Joint Assembly, Commemorative; contingent upon visitation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • HR58: Celebrating the life of Jennifer Lynne Judd St. Cyr.
  • HR68: Celebrating the life of Stephen Grant Neely.
  • HB1440: Sesquicentennial American Civil War Commission and Fund; created, report.
  • HB1544: Houdon's statue; places molds of Washington under care of State Librarian.
  • HJ258: Commending Virginia school boards that employ mathematics specialists.
  • HJ5030: Commending Walter C. Ayers.
  • HJ5074: Commending the First Rappahannock Regional Juneteenth Celebration.
  • HJ5164: Commending Dr. Ruth Nelson.