Ron Villanueva

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Ronald Villanueva
Ron Villanueva Headshot.jpg
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 21st district
Assumed office
January 2016
Prior Office Virginia Beach City Council, At-Large District Member (2002-09)
Personal details
Born March 30, 1970 (age 46) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Cathy Villanueva
Residence Virginia Beach, Virginia
Education Old Dominion University (B.A., Political Science, 1992)
Website www.delegatevillanueva.com
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service United States Coast Guard Reserve[1] (1987-95)

Ron A. Villanueva (born March 30, 1970) is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 21st district, which includes part of Virginia Beach; since 2010. He is a Republican who first won election in 2009, defeating incumbent Democratic Delegate Bobby Mathieson in the general election. He was sworn in the following January in Richmond, Virginia.[2] In 2009 Ron was elected the Virginia House of Delegates, making him the first Filipino American elected to Virginia state government.[3] He has since held that position for 4 consecutive terms.[4]

Ron currently sits as the New Chairman of Transportation, Courts of Justice Committee and the Commerce and Labor Committee. In addition he serves as a Deputy Whip, a member of the Virginia Disability Commission, VA/NC High Speed Rail Compact, the Commission for Electric Utility Regulation, and the Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability.

Ron is a small business owner and entrepreneur having worked in the ship repair, tactical and logistics, and cyber security fields. He and his wife Cathy, raise their four children in Virginia Beach.

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 21st district
Nov 3, 2009[5] General Ron A. Villanueva Republican 7,673 49.93
R. W. "Bobby" Mathieson Democratic 7,659 49.84
Write Ins 33 0.21
Incumbent lost; seat switched from Democratic to Republican
Nov 8, 2011[6] General Ron A. Villanueva Republican 6,194 57.27
Adrienne L. Bennett Democratic 4,600 42.53
Write Ins 20 0.18
Nov 5, 2013[7] General Ron A. Villanueva Republican 10,642 54.37
Susan Bates Hippen Democratic 8,895 45.44
Write Ins 38 0.19
Nov 3, 2015[8] General Ron A. Villanueva Republican 6,345 56.9%
Susan Bates Hippen Democratic 4,812 43.1

2016 Legislation[edit]

Chief Patron

(after prefiled period)

Chief Co-Patron

Co-Patron

Committee assignments[edit]

2016 legislative session[edit]

At the beginning of the 2016 legislative session, Villanueva served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2016
Commerce and Labor
Science and Technology
Transportation, Chair

2015 legislative session[edit]

2014 legislative session[edit]

2012-2013 legislative session[edit]

2010-2011 legislative session[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delegate Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)". Richmond Sunlight. Open Virginia. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
    "Voters Guide Virginia House of Delegates 21st District". The Virginian-Pilot. Norfolk, Virginia. 25 October 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Bio for Ron A. Villanueva". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved March 4, 2010. 
  3. ^ Tagala, Don (21 July 2011). "Fil-Am Republican making history in Virginia Beach". ABS-CBN News. Philippines. ABS-CBN North America News Bureau. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  4. ^ F. Valencia (22 March 2017). "8 Fil-Ams Who Want to Help Trump Make America Great Again". Esquire Philippines. Phuilippines: EsquireMag.ph. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "November 2009 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2012-07-23. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  6. ^ "November 2011 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on 2013-10-06. Retrieved 2013-05-03. 
  7. ^ "November 2013 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "November 2015 General Election Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved November 3, 2015.