Delegate Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)

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55: Counties of Caroline (part), Hanover (part), and Spotsylvania (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2014
Next Election
November 2017
Finance, Militia, Police and Public Safety, Privileges and Elections
Copatroning Habits
81% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 87% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 66% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
27.8% in 2017
Recent Mentions in the Media Picture of state delegate with Hanover superintendent, two school board members raises questions

June 23, 2017
Del. Hyland F. ?Buddy? Fowler Jr., R-Hanover, was seated in his office with Hanover County School Board members Susan P. Dibble and Robert L. Hundley Jr., along with Superintendent Michael B. Gill (at far right). The picture was used in a recent email ...and more » Host of candidates vie for House of Delegates seats representing Fredericksburg area

April 8, 2017
Two Democrats are competing to unseat Del. Margaret Ransone, R?Westmoreland County. Ransone, director of sales and marketing at Bevans Oyster Company, has run unopposed since 2011, when she defeated her Democratic opponent with 69 percent ...

Caroline Progress: Deciding which delegate is right for you

June 7, 2017
Incumbent Del. Hyland F. ?Buddy? Fowler, Jr. announced last month that he will seek re-election, for a third term in the Virginia General Assembly. ?I think I've got my feet under me now and I'm in a better position to serve,? Fowler said in an ...and more » Williams: Del. Buddy Fowler's Facebook post divides and distracts

May 7, 2015
Williams: Del. Buddy Fowler's Facebook post divides and distracts?Whatever Delegate Fowler's intentions were, the impact of his Facebook post is further division along lines of race, profession and politics,? said Jonathan Zur, president and CEO of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. ?As an elected ...and more »

WTOP: Va. laws will require better vision for drivers before getting license

May 30, 2017
... aggrieved driver would not be able to claim that the reporting provider violated doctor-patient confidentiality. The bills were sponsored by Del. Buddy Fowler and Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, and were passed by the General Assembly during the 2017 session.

These are all of the video clips of Buddy Fowler’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2014. There are 7 video clips in all.


  • HB60: Income tax, state; subtraction for National Guard pay.
  • HB1397: Income tax, state; subtraction for National Guard pay.
  • HB1428: Absentee voting; photo identification required with application.
  • HB1430: Third-party registration groups; registration, disclosure, and recordkeeping requirements, etc.
  • HB1466: Concealed handgun permits; expiration notice.
  • HB1504: Driver's license or learner's permit; issuance, minimum standards for vision tests.
  • HB1514: Doctor of medicine, etc.; reporting disabilities of drivers to DMV, not subject to civil liability.
  • HB1628: Private security; compliance agent experience, surety bond.
  • HB1629: Business advertising material; expands definition.
  • HB2416: Conservators of the peace, special; authority, mandatory liability insurance.
  • HJ553: Celebrating the life of Eloise Bernadett Coyne.
  • HJ567: Commending Kelly A. Pace.
  • HJ608: Commending the Patrick Henry High School boys' volleyball team.
  • HJ737: Commending the Atlee High School softball team.
  • HJ739: Celebrating the life of James Early Wood.
  • HJ740: Celebrating the life of Colonel Damon Igou, USA, Ret.
  • HJ802: Commending the Hanover High School baseball team.
  • HJ951: Commending Craigs Baptist Church.
  • HB60: Income tax, state; subtraction for National Guard pay.
  • HB147: Criminal Justice Services, Department of; issuance of photo-identification cards.
  • HB148: Real property tax assessment; changes date counties, cities, and towns are required to fix tax rate.
  • HB382: Firearms; control by state agencies, rights of employees.
  • HB1170: Real property tax; members of board of equalization.
  • HB1318: Virginia Freedom of Information Act; noncriminal incidents and reports.
  • HJ8: Celebrating the life of George Albert Williams.
  • HJ53: Celebrating the life of Thomas S. Herbert VII.
  • HJ176: Commending Pete Talley.
  • HJ254: Commending G. E. Via III.
  • HJ255: Commending Wayne A. Acors.
  • HJ257: Celebrating the life of Joseph D. Exline.
  • HJ271: Commending Calvin B. Taylor.
  • HJ284: Commending the Commonwealth Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • HJ289: Commending Shiloh Baptist Church.
  • HJ354: Commending the Atlee High School girls' indoor track and field team.
  • HJ355: Commending the Atlee High School softball team.
  • HJ356: Commending the Atlee High School girls' outdoor track and field.
  • HJ357: Commending the Atlee High School archery team.
  • HJ499: Commending Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
  • HJ500: Commending Concord Baptist Church.
  • HB1227: Tobacco products; changes tax on premium cigars.
  • HB1280: Elections; date of June primary elections.
  • HB1381: Industrial wastes; fees for testing and monitoring of land application.
  • HB1664: Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for holiday tree sales by nonprofit organizations.
  • HB1666: Firearms or ammunition for firearms; petition for permit of restoration of right to possess, venue.
  • HB2265: Private security services; DCJS shall cause to be issued a plastic photo identification card.
  • HJ502: Constitutional amendment; Transportation Funds.
  • HJ516: Study; long-term impact of biosolids and industrial waste; report.
  • HJ681: Celebrating the life of Earl T. Smith.
  • HJ767: Celebrating the life of W. Nelson Taylor, Sr.
  • HJ768: Celebrating the life of Betty Ostergren.
  • HJ769: Commending the Atlee High School girls' indoor track and field team.
  • HJ770: Commending Michael Key.
  • HJ815: Commending Herbert Ridgeway Collins.
  • HJ816: Commending the Hanover High School baseball team.
  • HJ911: Commending the Hanover Concert Band.
  • HB990: Relocation Assistance & Real Property Acquisition Policies; replacement housing for homeowners, etc.
  • HB1146: Apprentice hunters; may hunt unsupervised if have completed hunter education course.
  • HB1227: Tobacco products; changes tax on premium cigars.
  • HJ30: Celebrating the life of the Honorable James Peyton Farmer.
  • HJ200: Commending the Atlee High School girls' volleyball team.
  • HJ259: Commending Emmitt B. Marshall.
  • HJ357: Commending Kings Dominion.
  • HJ5159: Celebrating the life of Dorothy C. Buchanan.
  • HJ5160: Commending Hill Carter, Jr., M.D.
  • HJ5187: Celebrating the life of Virginia Shelton.