Delegate Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville)

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Party
Democratic
District
10: Counties of Carroll (part), Henry (part), and Patrick; City of Martinsville (part) [map]
Took Office
January 1992
Left Office
January 2012
Website
wardarmstrong.com
Copatroning Habits
59% of bills he copatroned were introduced by Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of his bills, 60% of them are Democrats. Of all of the copatrons of all of the bills that he also copatroned, 51% of them are Democrats.
Partisanship
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Recent Mentions in the Media

NBC 29 News: Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords forms Virginia Group

March 29, 2016
So now, as a Virginia business leader, I want to know our leaders are taking responsible steps to keep guns out of the wrong hands while protecting the rights of law-abiding Virginians and making our families and workplaces safer," said Carlos Del Toro ...and more »

PolitiFact: Appalachian Power Company is making "record profits."

October 14, 2011
Appalachian Power Company is making "record profits."House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong, D-Henry, is seeking to turn his reelection bid this fall into a referendum on Appalachian Power Company, which has raised rates on his Southside constituents nine times in the past four years. The outspoken ...

ThinkProgress: Two Democratic Senators Push 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Gun,' Anti-Obamacare Lawmaker For The Federal Bench

June 13, 2014
Two Democratic Senators Push 'Pro-Life,' 'Pro-Gun,' Anti-Obamacare Lawmaker For The Federal BenchWard Armstrong, a former Democratic Virginia lawmaker that Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) ... During a playful discussion of a basketball game between lawmakers, Armstrong quipped that Del. Jeannemarie Devolites, then a freshman Republican ...

Martinsville Bulletin: Carolyn Franck dies at 96

February 4, 2016
Del. Ward Armstrong. ?Anyone who ever needed help, she didn't turn them away,? he said. After Tultex folded, Carolyn Franck rode on a bus to Richmond with displaced textile workers when they sought benefits. She spoke at the General Assembly on the ...

Guns.com: Gabby Giffords starts new gun control groups in Delaware, Virginia

March 31, 2016
The Virginia group includes retired Navy Rear Adm. James Ardent Barnett Jr, former state House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong, Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Doucette, and former House Delegate Katherine Waddell. A former Republican who lost her ...and more »

These are all of the video clips of Ward Armstrong’s remarks on the floor of the House since 2008. There are 252 video clips in all.

Bills

  • HB641: Freedom of Information Act; requests for records may be made by any citizen of United States.
  • HB656: Protective orders; authorizes judicial officer require that respondent be subject to GPS monitoring.
  • HB1056: Animal control officers; clarifies duties and responsibilities.
  • HB1057: Qualifications of candidates; evaluate whether a person meets residency requirements.
  • HB2106: Global Positioning System (GPS); tracking for person on bond or as a condition of probation.
  • HB2107: Low-income residential customers; investor-owned electric utilities to offer reduced rates.
  • HB2108: Humane investigators; allows appointment thereof.
  • HB2109: Income tax, state; credit for diesel power to natural gas power truck conversion.
  • HB2110: Eminent domain; just compensation, restricted access to property.
  • HB2111: Enterprise zone job creation grants; eligibility of business firm.
  • HB2112: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; lowers minimum private investment to qualify for incentive.
  • HB2113: State-owned or leased vehicles; Governor to develop plan to eliminate use of foreign motor fuels.
  • HB2114: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; membership.
  • HB2115: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; performance audit, report.
  • HB2116: The Road to Revolution; adds Leatherwood Plantation in Henry County to this heritage trail.
  • HB2117: Electric utilities; reinstates part of system under which investor-owned were regulated.
  • HB2118: Electric utility regulation; rebundles charges for transmission, etc., into base rates.
  • HB2415: Hunting license, special; established for partially disabled veterans.
  • HB2500: Omnibus Citizen Bill of Rights; created.
  • HJ823: Celebrating the life of Martin Fillmore Clark, Sr.
  • HJ828: Commending Edison2.
  • HJ829: Commending Trooper S. Matthew Cochran.
  • HJ919: Celebrating the life of William Walker Edwards, Jr.
  • HJ920: Celebrating the life of Patrick W. Ephriam.
  • HJ931: Celebrating the life of Billy Wayne Craig.
  • HR55: House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rules 18 and 18(a).
  • HR56: House of Delegates; amends and readopts Rules 18(a) and 18(c).
  • HR78: Commending the Honorable Edward M. Turner III.
  • HB636: Appeal of bail decision; court is determined based on where initial determination was made, etc.
  • HB637: Concealed handgun permit; waives fee for certain members of United States Coast Guard.
  • HB638: Bipartisan Redistricting Commission; created.
  • HB639: Investor-owned electric utilities; regulation of rates by State Corporation Commission.
  • HB640: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; changes name to Commonwealth Economic Development Fund.
  • HB641: Freedom of Information Act; requests for records may be made by any citizen of United States.
  • HB642: General Assembly; allowance to members for office expenses and supplies.
  • HB643: House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels; completion of inquiry once initiated.
  • HB644: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; clarifies that member commits knowing violation of Act.
  • HB645: Enterprise zone job creation grants; business firm is eligible for up to five years for each grant.
  • HB646: Candidates; qualification considered a case decision and subject to Administrative Process Act.
  • HB647: Unemployment benefits; eligibility of individuals part-time employed and in training programs.
  • HB648: Candidates in election; required filings to be submitted to State Board of Elections.
  • HB649: Governor's Development Opportunity Fund; lowers minimum private investment to qualify therefor.
  • HB650: Funeral services; disputes between next of kin.
  • HB651: Eminent domain cases; reinstates option of landowner to choose between commissioner & jury to hear.
  • HB652: Eminent domain; restricting access to or from property taken to be considered in assessing damages.
  • HB653: Investor-owned electric utilities; establishes process used by SCC in reviews of rates, etc.
  • HB654: Administrative Process Act; final decision reviewable by a de novo appeal.
  • HB655: Conflicts of Interests Act; revisions applicable to House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels.
  • HB656: Protective orders; authorizes judicial officer require that respondent be subject to GPS monitoring.
  • HB657: General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; establishment of General Assembly Ethics Review Panel.
  • HB658: Enterprise Zone Grant Program; lowers threshold for qualified real property investments.
  • HB659: Funeral services; burial power of attorney.
  • HB660: Enterprise zone job creation grants; business firm is eligible for up to five years for each grant.
  • HB1052: Electric utilities; prevents temporary and interim increase of rates.
  • HB1053: Legislative study commissions; staffing support for certain Commissions.
  • HB1055: Retirement System; increases amount of monthly health insurance credits.
  • HB1056: Animal control officers; clarifies duties and responsibilities.
  • HB1057: Qualifications of candidates; evaluate whether a person meets residency requirements.
  • HB1237: Economic development incentive rates; electric utilities to offer service to certain customers.
  • HB1381: Major Employment and Investment Project Site Planning Grant Fund; established.
  • HB1391: Investor-owned electric utilities; establishes process used by SCC in reviews of rates, etc.
  • HJ102: Celebrating the life of First Lieutenant Leevi K. Barnard.
  • HJ159: Celebrating the life of J. Lloyd Gregory.
  • HJ160: Celebrating the life of Robert Henkel Spilman, Sr.
  • HJ212: Commending the E.C. Glass Theatre on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
  • HJ379: Celebrating the life of Ralph William Carroll, Sr.
  • HJ456: Commending the Carlisle School golf team.
  • HJ457: Commending the Carlisle School field hockey team.
  • HJ476: Celebrating the life of Omer Clyde Stone, Jr.
  • HJ477: Celebrating the life of Millie Hairston Eggleston.
  • HB1484: Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions.
  • HB1902: Admissions tax; adds Carroll County to list of localities that may impose at events.
  • HB1903: Post-Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act; prohibition on price gouging during time of resource shortage.
  • HB1904: Virginia Child Protection Accountability System; established.
  • HB1905: Golf carts; allows operation on secondary highways within 3 miles of motor speedway on day of race.
  • HB1906: Motorcycle brake lights; to be equipped with means of varying brightness thereof.
  • HB1907: Twin County Airport Commission; change in membership.
  • HB1908: Assault and battery of family/household member; court to order person to obtain certain services.
  • HB1909: Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions.
  • HJ676: Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; JLARC to conduct review.
  • HJ847: Commending Timothy J. Gette.
  • HJ5028: Celebrating the life of Alson Howard Smith, Jr.
  • HB690: Companion animals; commercial breeding, penalty.
  • HB691: Animal control officers; inspection of breeding facilities.
  • HB692: Highway welcome and exit signs; localities may put up within highway rights-of-way.
  • HB693: Health insurance pools; technical assistance for small businesses.
  • HB694: Alcoholic beverage control; wine and beer tastings by gourmet shop licensees
  • HB695: Retirement System; loss of retirement benefits for certain felony convictions.
  • HB696: Substance Abuse Treatment Fund; created.
  • HB1463: Group homes; no more than eight mentally ill, disabled, etc. to reside therein.
  • HB1465: Dogfighting; violations include attending such fights.
  • HB1484: Funerals and burials; designation of persons authorized to make decisions.
  • HB6026: Transportation; provides statewide and regional transportation funding by increasing certain taxes.
  • HJ107: Underage drinking prevention programs; Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to study.
  • HJ134: Celebrating the life of Bruce Dallas.
  • HJ135: Celebrating the life of Benjamin R. Gardner.
  • HJ208: Celebrating the life of Allan McClain.
  • HJ209: Celebrating the life of Edwin Green Penn IV.
  • HJ394: Commending the Patrick County Music Association.
  • HJ396: Celebrating the life of Private Daniel Patrick Fisher.
  • HJ397: Celebrating the life of Private First Class Rush Marshall Jenkins.
  • HJ398: Celebrating the life of Lieutenant Ryan K. Betton.
  • HJ5028: Celebrating the life of Alson Howard Smith, Jr.
  • HJ6022: Celebrating the life of the Reverend Doctor William L. Hales.
  • HB501: Health insurance; employees of local governments to have same coverage as state employees.
  • HB1652: Smoking; misdemeanor if in certain proximity to medical oxygen source in health care facility.
  • HB1653: Smoking; guilty of a misdemeanor if in certain proximity to gas pumps.
  • HB2073: District and juvenile courts; failure to post bond, etc., will result in withdrawal of appeal.
  • HB2074: District courts or juvenile domestic relations district courts; withdrawal of appeals.
  • HB2075: Assault and battery; definition of law-enforcement officer to include ABC agents.
  • HB2076: Police and court records; expungement hearing to occur if person granted writ vacating a conviction.
  • HB2077: Electronic voting equipment;direct recording electronic devices be equipped to produce paper record.
  • HB2078: Clients' Protection Fund; Supreme Court to adopt rules assessing members of VA State Bar fee.
  • HB2213: Personnel Act; exemptions from provisions include employees of Indigent Defense Commission.
  • HB2214: Childhood obesity; Sup. of Public Instruction & Health Commissioner to work together to combat.
  • HB2395: Reformation of trusts; real property deeded to trust.
  • HB3076: Virginia Covered Bridge Festival in Patrick County; designating as official state festival.
  • HB3154: Farm winery wines; ABC Board to establish system of preferences in its purchases thereof.
  • HB3183: Pregnant Women Support Fund; created.
  • HB3204: Opinion testimony by experts; hearsay exception.
  • HB3205: Wills; writings or documents of decedents.
  • HJ61: Constitutional amendment; redistricting process for congressional & G.A. district bound. (1st ref).
  • HJ62: Constitutional amendment; exercise of eminent domain powers (first reference).
  • HJ561: Celebrating the life of John Jamison.
  • HJ746: Celebrating the life of Lisa Daughtry Knott.
  • HJ748: Celebrating the life of James Kelly Cecil.
  • HJ770: Commending Virginia's state employees for their charitable giving in 2006.
  • HJ835: Commending the firefighters and the rescue and support personnel.
  • HJ929: Commending Lucy Clark.
  • HJ996: Commending Taylor Edwards.
  • HB500: Consumer reports; national consumer reporting agency to furnish to consumer upon request.
  • HB501: Health insurance; employees of local governments to have same coverage as state employees.
  • HB502: Health benefits program; permits a judge to participate if he does so within 31 days of retirement.
  • HB503: Campaign finance; special disclosure requirements for certain large contributions; civil penalties.
  • HB504: Community College System; directs State Board to est. policies providing for reduced tuition rates.
  • HB505: Methamphetamine precursor drugs; sale of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine with restrictions, penalty.
  • HB506: Jury trial of right; only named plaintiffs and defendants to be deemed parties under this statute.
  • HB507: Criminal history records check; school volunteers costs shall be paid by school division or State.
  • HB508: Retirement System; prohibits reduction in the net retirement benefit paid to state employees.
  • HB509: Retail sales and use tax; exemption on clothing, school supplies, computers and sports equipment.
  • HB510: Defense counsel; removes requirement that any certificate of analysis be provided before trial.
  • HB511: Worrell Family Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 662 bridge over Burks Fork Creek.
  • HB512: Alcoholic beverages; persons granted wine and beer licenses may conduct tastings.
  • HB513: DUI; breath analysis used as evidence.
  • HB514: DUI; breath test admissible as evidence in civil and criminal cases.
  • HB515: Condemnation of property; definition of public uses by localities.
  • HB516: Estate tax; phases out over a four-year period.
  • HB517: New College Institute; created.
  • HB518: Tourism zones, local; county, city, or town to establish by local ordinance.
  • HB519: Estate tax; exemptions.
  • HB520: Unregistered vehicles and vehicles with expired registrations; prohibited on public highways.
  • HB771: Condemnation proceedings; localities to hold public hearing prior to initiating a condemnation.
  • HB772: Tax assessments; judicial appeals thereof.
  • HB1157: Town of Stuart; charter.
  • HB1527: Jurors; those not qualified to serve in criminal case.
  • HB1531: Healing arts; unprofessional conduct in practice thereof.
  • HJ61: Constitutional amendment; redistricting process for congressional & G.A. district bound. (1st ref).
  • HJ62: Constitutional amendment; exercise of eminent domain powers (first reference).
  • HJ422: Celebrating the life of Joseph H. Austin, Jr.
  • HJ424: Celebrating the life of John William Bouldin, Jr.
  • HJ447: Celebrating the life of Samuel Edward Moran.
  • HJ453: Commending the Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County, Inc.
  • HJ5012: Commending the Martinsville High School boys' basketball team.
  • HJ5021: Celebrating the life of Mark Daniel DeHart.
  • HJ5051: Celebrating the life of Claudia Boyden Caldwell.
  • HJ5131: Celebrating the life of Reverend Dr. Calvin Rains, Sr.
  • HR2: House of Delegates; procedure governing live television coverage of sessions.
  • HR25: Celebrating the life of James Staples.