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 2017
Committees
Rules (Chair)
Website
williamjhowell.org
Copatroning Habits
80% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Republicans. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 70% 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
0% in 2017
Campaign Contributions
cash on hand (December 1969 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.

Recent Mentions in the Media

Inside NoVA: New candidate picked for 2nd District delegate race

August 15, 2017
Austion left the race following revelations that he'd misrepresented his educational credentials on his LinkedIn page and in a questionnaire for a local news website, leaving Republicans without a candidate to run for an open seat vacated by retiring ...and more »

Blue Virginia (press release) (blog): Virginia House of Delegates Race Ratings (8/19/17)

August 19, 2017
T-Mac did better than either, at 48%-42%, and it went for Obershain, the only non-controversial Republican running that year, by 28 votes. This race is a blockbuster. Incumbent Del. Joseph Yost (R), who has won 2 of his 3 races in this seat by less ...

GoDanRiver.com: Nyholm appointed to Institute board of trustees

August 17, 2017
?It is great that House of Delegates Speaker, Bill Howell, appointed Connie Nyholm to the Board of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. As a very successful business person, she brings excellent judgment and insight to the table. Connie ...and more »

Washington Post: Va. House Speaker William Howell, a pragmatic Republican, will not run again

February 20, 2017
House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox (Colonial Heights) and Del. Terry G. Kilgore (Scott) ... ?On behalf of the people of Virginia, I want to thank Speaker Bill Howell for his outstanding service to Virginia,? McAuliffe said in a statement. ?I have ...Speaker of the House Howell officially announces he won't seek re-electionRichmond.comFormer and current Fredericksburg-area lawmakers react to Bill Howell's retirementFredericksburg.comWilliam Howell to retire after 15 years as Virginia speaker of the HouseInside NoVAWVTFall 24 news articles »

wtvr.com: Kirk Cox to succeed Bill Howell as House speaker

February 21, 2017
RICHMOND, Va. ? Republican delegates on Wednesday are expected to designate Majority Leader Kirk Cox as the next speaker of the House, following William Howell's decision to retire. Republican House members will caucus to select Cox, a retired ...State Democrats Cry Foul at Republican Tactics, But Were They Any Different?WVTFall 7 news articles »

These are all of the video clips of Bill Howell’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2010. There are 79 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB1900: Dogs; running at large on another landowner's property, penalty.
  • HJ765: Appointment by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • HJ766: Confirming appointments by the Joint Committee on Rules.
  • HJ767: Confirming appointment of the Director of the Division of Legislative Services.
  • HJ788: Commending the Virginia Health Care Foundation.
  • HJ860: Commending Suzanne Gill.
  • HJ861: Commending James Andrews.
  • HJ866: Commending G. William Beale.
  • HJ1029: Commending Deputy First Class Brandon Boyle.
  • HJ1030: Commending Ronald W. Branscome.
  • HR302: House Ethics Advisory Panel; confirming nomination by the Speaker of the House of Delegates.
  • HB665: Employee Retirement Security & Pension Reform, Commission on; established, report, sunset provision.
  • HJ169: Virginia Barbecue Season; designating as May through October 2016, and each succeeding year.
  • HJ187: Commending Charles E. Jett.
  • HJ188: Commending Richard V. Hurley.
  • HJ190: Celebrating the life of Joseph Rodney Johnson.
  • HJ226: Celebrating the life of Karen Correia Radley.
  • HJ372: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HR206: Commending the Honorable Thomas Davis Rust.
  • HB1472: 'Our Great Virginia'; designating as the official state song.
  • HJ774: Celebrating the life of Gladys Poles Todd.
  • HJ775: Celebrating the life of Francis M. Niederkofler.
  • HJ797: Day of Honor for the Marquis de Lafayette; designating as March 14, 2015, and each year thereafter.
  • HJ804: Speaker of the House of Delegates; confirming appointments.
  • HR225: Commending Bill Harrelson.
  • HR227: Commending Dwight S. Newingham.
  • HJ145: Commending Bruce C. Frizzell.
  • HJ232: Celebrating the life of James Gibbs Browder, Jr.
  • HJ233: Commending Preservation Virginia.
  • HJ5123: Commending John Tippett.
  • 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.