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: 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 ...

Drinking on The Last Frontier: The Reds Are in the River

July 11, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 3:08 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 ...

Drinking on The Last Frontier: Back From Another Trip to Southeast <b>...</b>

June 27, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 4:07 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 ...

There&#39;s a New Place to Eat &amp; Drink Craft Beer in Town

June 13, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 2:01 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 ...

Drinking on The Last Frontier: Correction to &quot;A Tale of Two Festivals&quot;

June 5, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 4:12 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 ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

The Virginian-Pilot: Special election set Aug. 19 to fill Del. Howell's seat

June 30, 2014
Special election set Aug. 19 to fill Del. Howell's seatThe date for the special election was announced Monday by House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford County. The filing deadline for candidates is 5 p.m. Monday. Special elections will also be held Aug. 19 to fill another vacated House seat in Northern ...and more »

The Virginian-Pilot: Former Va. Beach delegate Leo Wardrup dies at 77

July 3, 2014
In a statement Thursday, House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford County, praised Wardrup as a "dedicated public servant." "He was a ... Wardrup's 83rd House District in northwestern Virginia Beach is now represented by Republican Del. Chris Stolle ...and more »

The Virginian-Pilot: Distasteful business as usual in Richmond

July 9, 2014
The release of emails involving Puckett, commission chairman and Republican Del. Terry Kilgore and the commission's interim executive ... Tommy Norment and House Speaker Bill Howell, as well as Democratic Sens. Dick Saslaw and Chuck Colgan. Such a ...and more »

WJLA: Richard 'Rip' Sullivan earns Democratic nomination for Virginia House of ...

July 7, 2014
Richard 'Rip' Sullivan earns Democratic nomination for Virginia House of ...Some Democrats criticized the rushed nature of Sunday's caucus. ?Despite Speaker Bill Howell scheduling an Aug. 19 special election, which required a July 7 filing deadline, Democrats in Arlington and Fairfax showed up in impressive numbers to ...and more »

Virginia Connection Newspapers: Blitzkrieg Special Election for Arlington House Seat

July 1, 2014
Democrats are preparing for a lightning-fast special election this weekend, a caucus that will choose the party's candidate for the House of Delegates seat vacated by longtime Del. Bob Brink (D-46). Earlier this week, Republican House Speaker Bill ...and more »

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.