Bobby Orrock

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Bobby Orrock
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 54th district
Assumed office
January 10, 1990
Preceded byRobert W. Ackerman
Personal details
Born (1955-11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 63)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Betsy Malinda Massey (deceased), Debra Shelton
ChildrenRobert Jr., Lila, Welford
ResidenceWoodford, Virginia
Alma materGermanna Community College
Virginia Tech
Virginia State University
ProfessionHigh school agriculture education teacher
CommitteesHealth, Welfare and Institutions (chair)
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Finance
Rules
Websitewww.bobbyorrock.net

Robert Dickson "Bobby" Orrock, Sr. (born November 13, 1955) is an American politician. Since 1990 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 54th district in the east central part of the state, including (since 2002) parts of Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties, a county included in the Washington metropolitan area. From 1990–1991 the District encompassed all of Spotsylvania, party of Caroline County, and part of the City of Fredericksburg. From 1992–2001 the District encompassed part of Spotsylvania Couty and all of the City of Fredericksburg. He is a member of the Republican Party.[1]

Orrock served as the Co-Chairman of the Agriculture Committee (2000–2001) and has been the Chairman of the Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee continually since 2010. He has served as a member on the following committees since joining the House of Delegates: Agriculture (1990–1993 and 1995–2001); Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (1990–1994); Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources (2002–); Health, Welfare, and Institutions(1990–2003 and 2006–); Counties, Cities, and Towns (1994–2009); Finance (1998–2005 and 2010–); Mining and Mineral Resources (2000–2001); and Rules (2012–). [1]

Early life, education, career[edit]

Orrock was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He attended Ladysmith High School in Caroline County, graduating in 1974. After two years at Germanna Community College, he transferred to Virginia Tech, receiving a B.S. degree in agriculture education in 1978. He received an M.Ed. degree in the same subject from Virginia State University in 1988.[1]

Orrock is a semi-retired teacher of agricultural education at Spotsylvania High School. In 2017, the widower remarried to Debra Orrock, née Shelton. Since 1973, Delegate Orrock has served on the Ladysmith, Virginia Volunteer Rescue Squad and has since gone on to become a trustee of both the Ladysmith and Spotsylvania County, Virginia Volunteer Rescue Squad. Orrock is also a certified hunter safety instructor with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. He is also a longtime part-time emcee of a Sunday morning radio gospel show on WFLS-FM broadcasting from Fredericksburg, Virginia. [2]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes %
Virginia House of Delegates, 54th district
Nov 7, 1989[3] General Robert Dickson Orrock, Sr. Republican 10,383 54.50
Robert Wayne Ackerman Democratic 8,665 45.49
Write Ins 2 0.01
Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican
Nov 5, 1991[3] General Robert Dickson Orrock, Sr. Republican 8,071 56.22
Layton R. Fairchild, Jr. Democratic 6,286 43.78
Nov 2, 1993[3] General Robert Dickson Orrock, Sr. Republican 11,397 68.85
James B. Smith Democratic 5,149 31.11
Write Ins 7 0.04
Nov 7, 1995[4] General R D Orrock Republican 13,153 82.30
S L Shelton Independent 2,828 17.69
Write Ins 1 0.01
Nov 4, 1997[5] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 14,948 99.59
Write Ins 61 0.41
Nov 2, 1999[6] General R D Orrock Republican 13,006 99.30
Write Ins 92 0.70
Nov 6, 2001[7] General R D Orrock Republican 13,930 98.11
Write Ins 268 1.89
Nov 4, 2003[8] General R D Orrock Republican 10,745 98.33
Write Ins 183 1.67
Jun 14, 2005[9] Republican primary Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock 2,009 55.3
Shaun V Kenney 1,626 44.7
Nov 8, 2005[10] General R D Orrock Republican 15,549 96.33
Write Ins 592 3.67
Nov 6, 2007[11] General R. D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 11,451 73.70
Kimbra L. Kincheloe Independent 4,067 26.17
Write Ins 18 0.11
Nov 3, 2009[12] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 17,560 97.93
Write Ins 371 2.06
Nov 8, 2011[13] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 11,338 73.15
Matthew D. Simpson Independent 3,874 24.99
Write Ins 286 1.84
Jun 11, 2013[14] Republican primary Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock 1,277 56.03
Dustin R. Curtis 1,002 43.97
Nov 7, 2013[15] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 15,649 90.6
Write Ins 1,625 9.4
Nov 3, 2015[16] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 11,829 96.40
Write Ins 442 3.60
Jun 13, 2017[17] Republican primary Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock 4,254 81.2
Nicholas Gregory Ignacio 987 18.8
Nov 7, 2017[18] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 13,782 57.9
Alfred Durante Democratic 9,982 41.9
Write Ins 50 0.2

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "House History". Virginia House of Delegates Clerks Office. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  2. ^ "About Bobby". Delegate Bobby Orrock. Retrieved 2013-06-10. (constituent/campaign website)
  3. ^ a b c "The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  4. ^ "1995 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  5. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  6. ^ "Election Results - House of Delegates - Nov 1999 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-12-28. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  7. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 29, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  8. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  9. ^ "2005 House of Delegates Republican Primary District 54". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2019-02-12.}}
  10. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  11. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  12. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  13. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2014-01-03. Retrieved 2013-06-10.
  14. ^ "Unofficial Results - Primary Election - June 11, 2013". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-14.
  15. ^ "Virginia Elections Database-2013 House of Delegates General Election District 54". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  16. ^ "2015 November General". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  17. ^ "Virginia Elections Database-2017 House of Delegates Republican Primary District 54". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  18. ^ "Virginia Elections Database-2017 House of Delegates General Election District 54". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2019-02-12.

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