Bobby Dyer (politician)
|25th Mayor of Virginia Beach|
|Assumed office |
November 20, 2018
|Preceded by||Will Sessoms|
|Member of the Virginia Beach City Council|
from the Centerville district
July 1, 2004 – November 19, 2018
|Preceded by||Margaret Eure|
|Succeeded by||Sabrina Wooten|
|Born||1950 (age 71–72)|
|Education||Saint 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. 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. He won the November 2018 election for mayor despite being outraised by his opponent Ben Davenport nearly 5 to 1.
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. Dyer won a second term as mayor against Wagner in the November 2020 election.
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- "Jody Wagner announces run for Virginia Beach Mayor". WTKR. June 9, 2020. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
- Arianna Herriott (May 30, 2020). "Virginia Beach City Councilman Aaron Rouse ends campaign for mayor". WTKR. Retrieved June 20, 2020.
- "Jody Wagner concedes to Bobby Dyer in Virginia Beach Mayor race". WTKR. November 4, 2020. Retrieved November 9, 2020.