Delegate Robin Abbott (D-Newport News)

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93: County of James City (part); City of Newport News (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Left Office
January 2012
Copatroning Habits
62% of bills she copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of her bills, 100% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that she also copatroned, 51% of them are Democrats.
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Abbott is an attorney, a mother of four, and holds degrees from Christopher Newport University and William & Mary.

Recent Mentions in the Media

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Daily Press: Gerrymandering in Virginia: Is the pen mightier than the vote?

June 24, 2017
Political newcomer Robin Abbott had a decided advantage in 2009, when she snagged the 93rd District House of Delegates seat from a longtime incumbent. Republican state Del. Phil Hamilton was under investigation for bribery. Hamilton had represented ...Democrats - Greenwich TimeGreenwich TimeDemocrats - Laredo Morning TimesLaredo Morning Timesall 246 news articles »

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Since 2001, Only 7 Incumbent VA GOP Delegates Have Lost; Will 2017 Be Different?

September 7, 2017
2009: Robin Abbott (D) defeated incumbent Del. Phil Hamilton (R) in the 93rd House of Delegates district, despite the Democratic statewide ticket (Creigh Deeds, Jody Wagner, Steve Shannon) getting blown out by Republicans Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling ...and more »

Virginia Gazette: Mason to step down from House seat

August 2, 2016
Del. Monty Mason, D-Williamsburg, let go of a bird in the hand Thursday, hoping Democrats can bag two in the bush in November. Mason, who is running for the state Senate seat vacated by the death of John Miller, announced Tuesday that he will resign ...and more »

Daily Press: Virginia House districts upheld

October 22, 2015
House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris Jones, the Suffolk Republican who spearheaded the 2011 redistricting, testified that the 95th's lines were drawn to avoid two heavily Republican precincts, gather in Democrats and avoid then Del. Robin Abbott's ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Robin Abbott’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 35 video clips in all.


  • HB1259: Criminal records; shall contain last four digits of person's social security number.
  • HB1919: Virginia Defective Drywall Correction and Restoration Assistance Fund; SCC to collect from insurer.
  • HB1920: Recording assignment of deed of trust; prerequisite to sale.
  • HB1921: Sale by trustee; recordation of assignments.
  • HB1922: Criminal records; clerk of court ensure nonconfidential records contain last two digits of social.
  • HB1923: Criminal history records; supplied at no charge for volunteers with Boy Scouts of America, etc.
  • HB1924: Vehicles damaged by water; increases threshold for reporting water damage, etc.
  • HB1925: Garnishment; clarifies person's earnings that may be subject thereto including deposits into bank.
  • HB2428: Homestead and other exemptions; exemption of real or personal property.
  • HJ716: Commending the Reverend Dr. Curtis W. Harris.
  • HB811: Zoning appeals, Board of; review of decision.
  • HB812: Condominium and Property Owners' Association Acts; rules regarding operation of motor vehicles.
  • HB813: Conflicts of Interests Act; review of Statement of Economic Interests by Ethics Advisory Panel.
  • HB814: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; establishment of General Assembly Ethics Review Panel.
  • HB815: General Assembly members; bright-line rule.
  • HB816: House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels; completion of inquiry once initiated.
  • HB817: Garnishment; deposit of earnings.
  • HB1259: Criminal records; shall contain last four digits of person's social security number.