Bobby Dyer (politician)

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Bobby Dyer
25th Mayor of Virginia Beach
Assumed office
November 20, 2018
Preceded byWill Sessoms
Member of the Virginia Beach City Council
from the Centerville district
In office
July 1, 2004 – November 19, 2018
Preceded byMargaret Eure
Succeeded bySabrina Wooten
Personal details
Born1950 (age 71–72)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Trish Dyer
EducationSaint Louis University (BS)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (MPA)
Regent University (PhD)

Robert M. Dyer is an American politician currently serving as the Mayor of Virginia Beach, Virginia.[1] Prior to being elected mayor, he served as a member of the city council for 14 years. Dyer has also been a physical therapist for over 40 years and a professor of government at his alma mater, Regent University.[2][3] He won the November 2018 election for mayor despite being outraised by his opponent Ben Davenport nearly 5 to 1.[4]

Dyer ran for re-election for mayor in 2020. On June 9, 2020, Jody Wagner announced she would run for the seat; Dyer's previous opponent, City Councilman Aaron Rouse, ended his campaign on May 30, 2020.[5][6] Dyer won a second term as mayor against Wagner in the November 2020 election.[7]

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  1. ^ "A new mayor has been elected in Virginia Beach, Bobby Dyer". 13 News Now. November 6, 2018. Archived from the original on November 17, 2018. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Skelton, Alissa (November 16, 2018). "Councilman Bobby Dyer is becoming mayor of Virginia Beach. Here's how he intends to lead". The Virginian Post. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Skelton, Alissa (October 27, 2018). "Who will become the next mayor of Virginia Beach?". The Virginian Post. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Skelton, Alissa (November 6, 2018). "In Virginia Beach mayor's race, longtime councilman will become the new mayor". The Virginian Post. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jody Wagner announces run for Virginia Beach Mayor". WTKR. June 9, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Arianna Herriott (May 30, 2020). "Virginia Beach City Councilman Aaron Rouse ends campaign for mayor". WTKR. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
  7. ^ "Jody Wagner concedes to Bobby Dyer in Virginia Beach Mayor race". WTKR. November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2020.

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Political offices
Preceded by Mayor of Virginia Beach