Delegate Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)

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3: Counties of Bland, Buchanan, Russell (part), and Tazewell [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2015
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Counties, Cities and Towns, Militia, Police and Public Safety
Copatroning Habits
76% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 85% of them are Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 70% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
60% in 2014
Campaign Contributions
$16,100.27 cash on hand (May 2013 report)
Top 10 Donors
Alpha Natural Resources LLC Coal Mining Abingdon $5,000
Revelation Energy, LLC. Coal WV $5,000
Consol Energy Inc. Coal and Natural Gas PA $5,000
Dominion Leadership Trust PAC Fredericksburg $1,368
Altria Client Services, Inc. Tobacco Richmond $1,063
Virginia Uranium, INC. Uranium Mining Company Chatham $1,000
McGuire Woods Consulting Public Affairs Solutions Richmond $501
The Virginia Coal Association PAC Richmond $500
VEA FUND 4/72 PAC Richmond $500
Dominion Political Action Committee - VA PAC Richmond $500

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Recent Mentions in the Media

Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Maybe we need a study to study why we rank poorly in so many categories

May 20, 2015
... along with state lawmakers such as Delegate Will Morefield, R-Tazewell, and Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, be doing to correct this unexpected and most certainly unwanted ranking? We need a report telling us how to make Tazewell, along with Mercer and ...

Metro Weekly: Virginia's Hate Crimes Bill Rests in Their Hands

January 20, 2015
Virginia's Hate Crimes Bill Rests in Their HandsWhen a Republican-led Virginia House of Delegates committee shuttled a hate crimes bill to a subcommittee on Jan. 15, it was considered a signal by political observers that GOP lawmakers intended to kill the bill, denying it both a vote of the full ...Hate crime bill dead in committeeRVANewsall 19 news articles »

Bluefield Daily Telegraph: Delegate from Tazewell County represents U.S. in Israel

January 5, 2015
TAZEWELL, Va. ? Each year for the past several years, the area chambers of commerce host a pre-legislative session ?point of view? breakfast. This year, State Delegate James W. ?Will? Morefield R-Tazewell, won't be able to attend because he's out of ...

Southwest Virginia Today: Tazewell delegation heading to Israel

December 29, 2014
While most county residents hit the first working days of the New Year some county leaders are in the Middle East hoping to attract new business to the area. A delegation from the county departed Jan. 2 for Poland and Israel to meet with ...

Williamsburg Yorktown Daily: House Panel Kills Bid to Expand Hate Crime Definition

January 28, 2015
After the exchange between Rossi and Lopez died down, Del. Will Morefield, R-North Tazewell, chairman of the subcommittee, asked Bradshaw if codifying the law was necessary for the State Police to continue documenting and using hate crime information.

These are all of the video clips of Will Morefield’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 37 video clips in all.


  • HB1703: Virginia Public Procurement Act; small purchase procedure for construction.
  • HB1704: Transient occupancy tax; Bland Co. added to list of counties that may impose tax at a rate up to 5%.
  • HB1705: Gas severance tax; no tax shall be imposed on or after January 1, 2018.
  • HB2298: Capitol Square; payment of restitution for any damage to Square or any building, etc.
  • HJ843: Celebrating the life of Robert Barns Brittain.
  • HJ893: Commending Bethany College.
  • HB1028: Gas severance tax; extends sunset provision to December 31, 2015.
  • HB1148: Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, Class 6 felony.
  • HB1149: Charter; Town of Tazewell.
  • HB1162: Trucks; overweight permits for those hauling coal and certain other products.
  • HB1167: Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance; appointment of member for certain Authority and Board.
  • HB2108: Low-income residential customers; reduced electricity rates.
  • HB2109: VIEW; substance abuse screening and assessment of public assistance applicants and recipients.
  • HB2110: Coal and Gas Road Improvement Fund; tax revenue used to construct, etc., natural gas service lines.
  • HB2111: Coal; repeals an obsolete chapter that regulates surface mining.
  • HB2123: Juvenile Justice, Board of; increases membership.
  • HB2140: Statewide Fire Prevention Code; fees charged by State Fire Marshal.
  • HB2225: Hunting; allows any person to hunt on private lands on Sunday with permission of owner.
  • HB2226: Grass and weeds; adds Town of Cedar Bluff to list of localities.
  • HB2227: Coal trucks; weight enforcement.
  • HB2228: Overweight vehicle permits; engineering analysis prior to issuance not to exceed three hours.
  • HB2318: Charter; Town of Richlands.
  • HJ683: Correctional officers; Workers' Compensation Commission to study occupational disease presumptions.
  • HJ832: Celebrating the life of Debra Elaine Roberts.
  • HJ833: Celebrating the life of Mary Louise Williams McGlothlin.
  • HB989: Hunting; removes prohibition to hunt on Sunday between hours of 2:00 p.m. and sunset.
  • HB990: Elk; authorization of nonlethal control measures against.
  • HB1217: Sergeants David Lambert Highway & Brandon Asbury Highway; designates portions of Routes 19 and 609.
  • HB1218: Stream mitigation banks; established.
  • HB1224: Real property; VDOT to exchange real property in Tazewell County for private property.
  • HB1250: Judicial Conference of Virginia; membership.
  • HB1251: Charter; Town of Cedar Bluff.
  • HB845: Income tax, state and corporate; tax credit to taxpayers for easements to recreation authority.
  • HB1357: Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Polution Control Board and DEQ to restrict emission thereof.
  • HB2237: Electric generation facilities; incentives for construction of using coalbed methane gas.
  • HB2469: Utility facilities; relocation or removal shall not be placed any closer to private residence.
  • HB2470: Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Polution Control Board and DEQ to restrict emission thereof.
  • HB2518: Income tax, state; mine inspection tax credit.
  • HB2519: Virginia Water Protection Permit; state agencies asked to review to provide comments within 45 days.
  • HJ947: Celebrating the life of Shawnell Hess.
  • HR72: Greenhouse gas emissions; urging Congress of United States to address proposed regulations of EPA.
  • HB845: Income tax, individual and corporate; tax credit to taxpayers for easements to recreation authority.
  • HB846: Southwest Regional Recreation Authority; localities may allocate portion of civil penalties.
  • HB847: Social services, local board of; removes membership limit for certain counties.
  • HB848: Route 711; Buchanan County may enter into an agreement with Pike County, Kentucky to improve.
  • HB849: Off-road recreational vehicles; localities to allow on certain highways within their boundaries.
  • HB850: Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way.
  • HB851: Buchanan County Public Service Authority; membership.
  • HB852: Southwest Regional Recreational Authority; board to establish ranger police division.
  • HB853: Major business facility job tax credit; reduces number of employees required in new jobs to qualify.
  • HB854: Castle doctrine; right to use physical force against an intruder, immune from civil liability.
  • HB1357: Carbon dioxide; prohibits Air Polution Control Board and DEQ to restrict emission thereof.
  • HJ329: Celebrating the life of Kelly Noel Combs Necessary.
  • HJ330: Celebrating the life of Thomas Alan Reid.