Delegate Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)

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51: County of Prince William (part) [map]
Took Office
January 2010
Next Election
November 2017
Appropriations, General Laws, Science and Technology (Chair), Transportation
Copatroning Habits
76% 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, 68% of them are Republicans.
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Bills Passed
11.8% in 2016
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 report)
Recent Mentions in the Media

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Inside NoVA: Ayala wins 51st District seat, defeating 4-term incumbent

November 7, 2017
Hala Ayala will now become one of the first Latina women to ever serve in Virginia's General Assembly, knocking off four-term incumbent Del. Rich Anderson, R-51st District. Ayala, a former cybersecurity specialist with the Department of Homeland ...

WTOP: Dems unseat GOP in slew of Va. delegate races; Roem will become 1st transgender House member

November 8, 2017
TIMEDemocrat Kathy Tran carried Virginia's 42nd District, picking up a seat that's currently held by the GOP. Republican Del. David Albo, who served for 24 years chose not to run for re-election this year. Tran, who becomes the first Asian-American woman ...Shocking Democratic wins test GOP majority in Virginia House of DelegatesInside NoVAWith recounts pending, leaders eye balance of power in House of DelegatesRoanoke TimesDems look to gain ground in Va. House of DelegatesThe HillMetro Weekly -Blue Virginia (press release) (blog) -Red, Green, and Blue -RealClearPoliticsall 3,610 news articles »

New York Times: In Obscure Virginia Races, a Test of Anger at the President

November 2, 2017
Republicans disputed the notion that the delegate races are a referendum on President Trump. Delegate Rich Anderson, who is Ms. Ayala's opponent, said he had braced for a Trump backlash. But he has not seen it. ?I thought I was going to come home and ...and more »

Roanoke Times: CASEY: DMV launches design contest for a new distracted-driving tag

November 7, 2017
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers, including Del. Rich Anderson, R-Prince William, and Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, have tried in vain for years to limit all drivers from using hand-held communications devices. Although Anderson won passage of ...

These are all of the video clips of Rich Anderson’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 120 video clips in all.


  • HB461: Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving, penalty.
  • HB1121: Absentee voting; verification of signatures by officers of elections.
  • HB1196: Arrest; failure to be physically taken into custody by using physical means to resist.
  • HB1716: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission; extends sunset provision.
  • HB1718: Civics Education, Commission on; renamed Commission on Civic Education, extends sunset provision.
  • HB1719: Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution percentages.
  • HB1720: Flag at half staff or mast; public safety personnel.
  • HB1721: Community Colleges, State Board for; reduced rate tuition and mandatory fee charges.
  • HB1722: Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases.
  • HB1723: Resettlement of refugees; notice to localities, the Sec. of the Commonwealth, and General Assembly.
  • HB1724: Tuition; eligibility for in-state charges for members of Virginia National Guard.
  • HB1733: Removal of public officers from office; recall elections for certain elected and appointed officers.
  • HB1738: Retail sales and use tax; aviation parts, engines, and supplies.
  • HB1761: Regulation of taxicabs.
  • HB1834: Distracted driving; penalty.
  • HB1913: Cigarettes; purchase for resale, issuance of a cigarette exemption certificate, penalties.
  • HB2302: Veterans Services, Board of; membership, duties.
  • HB2425: Administration, Secretary of; policy of the Commonwealth regarding state employment.
  • HJ787: Commending Virginia's technology sector.
  • HJ805: Commending Stratford University.
  • HJ806: Commending the American Legion Virginia Boys State.
  • HJ809: Commending the American Legion Auxiliary Virginia Girls State.
  • HJ1011: Commending Ed Turner.
  • HJ1012: Commending the Nokesville-Bristow Ruritan Club.
  • HJ1039: Commending Hawkins-Reeve VFW Post 7916.
  • HJ1086: Celebrating the life of the Honorable Miche McQuigg.
  • HR437: Commending Leadership Prince William.
  • HR438: Commending the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus.
  • HR461: Commending Virginia's technology sector.
  • HB461: Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving, penalty.
  • HB1121: Absentee voting; verification of signatures by officers of elections.
  • HB1175: Virginia National Guard and Virginia Defense Force; pay allowance.
  • HB1176: In-state tuition; members of the Virginia National Guard.
  • HB1196: Arrest; failure to be physically taken into custody by using physical means to resist.
  • HB1279: Public schools; fire drills and lock-down drills.
  • HB1283: Line of Duty Act; certification expiration for temporarily disabled persons.
  • HJ86: Educators; recognizing need in the Commonwealth to cultivate Virginia high school graduate.
  • HJ88: Drinking Water and Wastewater Professionals Appreciation Day; designating as June 30, 2016.
  • HJ319: Commending the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue.
  • HJ320: Commending Melissa S. Peacor.
  • HJ321: Commending Flory Small Business Center, Inc.
  • HJ401: Celebrating the life of Thomas Clay Wood.
  • HJ402: Commending Rex Parr.
  • HJ469: Commending Captain Florent Groberg, USA, Ret.
  • HR253: Commending the Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative.
  • HR254: Commending Sally Lay.
  • HB1269: Government Data Collection & Dissemination Practices Act; collection & use of personal information.
  • HB1312: Vote centers; pilot program.
  • HB1597: Virginia National Guard; nonjudicial punishment.
  • HB1673: Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; limitation on collection.
  • HB1921: Virginia Self-Service Storage Act; notice of default by electronic means.
  • HB1926: Handheld personal communications devices; prohibits use while operating a motor vehicle.
  • HB1929: Family day homes; licensure.
  • HB1931: Child welfare agencies; criminal history record checks.
  • HB1932: Charitable gaming; renames Charitable Gaming Board the Board for Charitable Gaming.
  • HB1933: Transportation network companies; regulation by DMV.
  • HJ530: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant General Howard M. Lane, Sr., USAF (Ret.).
  • HJ578: Constitutional amendment; general warrants of search or seizure prohibited.
  • HJ579: Commemorating the lives and legacies of the Four Chaplains.
  • HJ725: Commending Didlake.
  • HJ788: Commending the Woodbridge Lions Club.
  • HR321: Commending the Virginia National Guard.
  • HB339: FOIA; exempts certain proprietary records of DRPT & VDOT from mandatory disclosure provisions.
  • HB357: Concealed handgun permit applicant; access to information.
  • HB361