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
80% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 68% 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

Howie Fires Back at Speaker Howell on Comstock and Medicaid <b>...</b>

April 11, 2014
Delegate Comstock has continued working with her colleagues in the General Assembly to find workable reforms so that Medicaid can be expanded without unduly encroaching on other important areas of the budget such as education and transportation. I called out that ... That said, Howie Lind makes some valid points in his response, and in fairness to him and to 10th District voters, below I have reprinted in-full a rebuttal letter he wrote to House Speaker Bill Howell.

Drinking on The Last Frontier: Happy National Beer Day!

April 8, 2014
Posted by I'm Bill Howell. at 4:35 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 ...

<b>Delegate</b> Margaret Ransone – Upcoming Special Event

April 8, 2014
The Honorable Speaker Bill Howell The Honorable Kirk Cox The Honorable Terry Kilgore The Honorable Ed Scott The Honorable Ryan McDougle. RSVP BY APRIL 30. 2014. Email – Margaret@Margaretransone.com ...

Drinking on The Last Frontier: New Beer Releases for Spring

March 21, 2014
I'm Bill Howell. I live in Sterling, Alaska, United States: I'm a retired naval officer, working on my second career as the Student Services Director of a community campus that is part of the University of Alaska. I've been homebrewing .... 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/ ...

Letter to the Editor: <b>Del</b>. Gilbert should support Senate bill 500 <b>...</b>

February 22, 2014
So, SB 500 is a no brainer and should be supported by our delegate, Todd Gilbert. As I write, the bill sits in the House Rules Committee chaired by Del. Bill Howell, speaker of the house, and a member of the board of directors ...

Recent Mentions in the Media

Fairfaxtimes.com: Virginia GOP leaders demand apology, more from Lind

April 15, 2014
Republican leadership in Virginia's House of Delegates is pressing for an apology from fellow conservative Howie Lind over a recent Lind attack ad against Del. Barbara Comstock (R-Dist. 34) in the 10th Congressional District GOP primary contest. In a ...and more »

The Daily Progress: Sorting through the Medicaid claims

April 17, 2014
And House Speaker Bill Howell, the leading opponent of expansion, was awarded a "True" on his claim about the exponential growth of Medicaid costs during the last three decades. Del. Jimmie Massie: In Virginia's Medicaid program, "approximately 30 ...and more »

Watchdog.org: Eyes off: Some lawmakers want to restrict license plate readers

April 17, 2014
Chap Petersen of Fairfax and Republican Delegate Richard Anderson of Woodbridge, founders of the new Ben Franklin Liberty Caucus, plan to file legislation in the 2015 legislative session restricting the collection and retention of ALPR-generated data ...

Richmond Times Dispatch: Schapiro: In health fight, both sides told what they want to hear

April 15, 2014
In the case of Republicans, it's publications such as the ?State Legislators Guide to Repealing Obamacare,? by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, of which House Speaker Bill Howell of Stafford County was national chairman ...and more »

TriCities.com: Both sides told what they want

April 17, 2014
In the case of Republicans, it's publications such as the ?State Legislators Guide to Repealing Obamacare,? by the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, of which House Speaker Bill Howell of Stafford County was national chairman ...

Bills

  • HJ145: Commending Bruce C. Frizzell.
  • HJ232: Celebrating the life of James Gibbs Browder, Jr.
  • HJ233: Commending Preservation Virginia.
  • 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.