Robert H. Brink

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Robert H. Brink
Bob brink.jpg
Brink in 2010
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 48th district
In office
January 14, 1998 – June 30, 2014
Preceded byJulia A. Connally
Succeeded byRichard Sullivan
Personal details
Born (1946-11-27) November 27, 1946 (age 73)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Deborah Harrison Schanck (divorced)
ChildrenDavid, Eliza
ResidenceArlington County, Virginia
Alma materMonmouth College
College of William & Mary
ProfessionLawyer
Websitewww.bobbrink.org
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceUnited States Army
Years of service1969–1971
Battles/warsVietnam War

Robert Hendricks "Bob" Brink (born November 27, 1946) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1998 to 2014, representing the 48th district in the Arlington and Fairfax County suburbs of Washington, D.C..[1] He resigned to become deputy commissioner for aging services in the administration of Governor Terry McAuliffe.

Committee service[edit]

During his time in the Virginia House of Delegates, Brink served on the House committees on Appropriations (2006–), Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (1998–1999), Courts of Justice (2004–2005), Health, Welfare and Institutions (1998–2001), Labor and Commerce (1998–2001), Militia and Police (1998–1999), Privileges and Elections (2002–2009 and 2013–), Science and Technology (1998–2004) and Transportation (2008–).[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes %
Virginia House of Delegates, 48th district
Jun 10, 1997[3] Democratic primary Robert H. Brink 2,722 64.08
David W. Roberts 1,526 35.92
Nov 4, 1997[4] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 11,510 57.77
S. John Massoud Republican 7,156 35.91
R. D. "Dick" Smith Virginia Reform 1,242 6.23
Write Ins 17 0.09
Julia A. Connally retired; seat stayed Democratic
Nov 2, 1999[5] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 9,759 62.78
S J Massoud Republican 5,783 37.20
Write Ins 3 0.02
Nov 6, 2001[6] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 14,652 64.54
V K Williams Republican 8,043 35.43
Write Ins 6 0.03
Nov 4, 2003[7] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 9,074 60.86
S V Sass Republican 5,821 39.04
Write Ins 15 0.10
Nov 8, 2005[8] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 19,703 97.51
Write Ins 503 2.49
Nov 6, 2007[9] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 10,947 97.23
Write Ins 311 2.76
Nov 3, 2009[10] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 15,366 62.31
Aaron E. Ringel Republican 9,265 37.57
Write Ins 26 0.10
Nov 8, 2011[11] General Robert H. Brink Democratic 11,492 68.28
Kathy D. Gillette-Mallard 4,081 24.24
Janet Murphy Independent Green 1,153 6.85
Write Ins 103 0.61

2013 election[edit]

During the 2013 Virginia House of Delegates election, Brink was challenged by the Libertarian Party nominee, Lindsey Bolton.

Subsequent career[edit]

In June 2014 Brink announced his resignation to become deputy commissioner for aging services under Governor Terry McAuliffe.[12]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bio for Robert H. Brink". dela.state.va.us. Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Legislative Information System". Virginia General Assembly. Archived from the original on December 19, 1996. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "1997 DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS". sbe.virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "1997 Election Results - HOD". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on July 24, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Election Results - House of Delegates - Nov 1999 Gen Election". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "General Election- November 6, 2001". virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on January 31, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "General Election- November 4, 2003". sbe.virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "General Election- November 8, 2005". sbe.virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on December 28, 2012. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "November 6, 2007 General Election Official Results". voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  10. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov. Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on January 3, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  12. ^ Patricia Sullivan (June 27, 2014). "Virginia Del. Robert Brink to resign June 30 to take job with McAuliffe administration". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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