rob bell

GOP convention: 'Laborious process' to nominate AG, LG
Published on May 15th, 2013
2 comments You've got to be pretty serious about your political party if you're willing to spend an entire Saturday in Richmond nominating candidates for attorney general and lieutenant governor. Yes,...
Bell-wether: Will Rob be our next AG?
Published on Feb 21st, 2013
15 comments Rob Bell is drinking a Slim-fast in his corner seventh-floor office in Richmond. It's 10:40am and the delegate has already been to two committee meetings. The Slimfast isn't a weight-loss solution...
Jail time: Governor signs life-sentence law for pedophiles
Published on Sep 7th, 2012
35 comments Nothing says "tough on crime" better than a jail, and on September 7, that was the setting for the photo-op signing of six bills that toughened penalties on child molesters, four of them carried by...
Local legislators: Tebow, triggermen among their bills
Published on Jan 24th, 2012
22 comments Every January, the six men representing the gerrymandered chunks of Albemarle and Charlottesville (and Rustburg!) head east on I-64 to participate in Virginia's part-time legislature. For 60 days,...
Cuccinelli effect: Rob Bell and Obenshain eye AG job
Published on Dec 6th, 2011
3 comments Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's recent decision to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2013 has opened the door for those who'd like his job, including Harrisonburg state Senator Mark...
Serial peeper: Man who inspired 3x law arrested again
Published on Jul 29th, 2011
17 comments The name of James Gilbert Stearn may not be widely known, but his Charlottesville activities are the reason for a Virginia law that raised the penalty for a third Peeping Tom offense from misdemeanor...
Bell awards bill writers
Published on Jul 1st, 2011
1 comments Since he's been in the House of Delegates, Rob Bell is known for carrying a lot of bills initiated by citizens, whether constituents or not. Every year he recognizes these citizen lawmakers, who have...
GOP fave: Allen invokes Brown's Mountain to help Hurt
Published on Sep 30th, 2010
55 comments Robert Hurt, left, gets stump support from former senator and governor George Allen and Delegate Rob Bell. PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE State Senator Robert Hurt has brought out the big gun in the 5th...
Smoking gun: Bell a callous enforcer, say pot reformers
Published on Feb 23rd, 2010
46 comments Delegate Rob Bell, right, votes against marijuana reform bills in committee and becomes the subject of a YouTube video. PHOTO FROM YOUTUBE Supporters of two bills on marijuana–- one to...
Web-erasing: Strom's JADE blog inspires Bell bill
Published on Feb 16th, 2010
33 comments If Delegate Bell's bill passes, police may be able to remove their address from government websites. PHOTO BY WILL WALKER The woman jailed for publishing the address of an undercover drug enforcer...
Grip & grin: Bell awards citizen lawmakers
Published on Jul 12th, 2009
3 comments PHOTO BY LISA PROVENCE Delegate Rob Bell handed out plaques July 7 in front of the Albemarle Circuit Court to eight citizens who came up with some of the new laws that went into effect July 1....
Rob Bell: Delegate law and order
Published on Apr 3rd, 2003
0 comments During his first term in the General Assembly representing the 58th District, Rob Bell discovered one of the advantages of being an elected official: "If I see things in the newspaper that make me...
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