Robert Orrock

Robert Orrock 1


Current Position: State Delegate since 1990
Affiliation: Republican
Mission Statement: N/A

Capitol Office
Pocahontas Building
900 E. Main St,
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (540) 891-1322

District Office
P.O. Box 458
Thornburg, VA 22565

Legislative Assistant: Dawn Phillips and Renee Hudson
Administrative Assistant During Session: Jackie Price

Email Links:

Websites: Government Pages, Campaign Site, Facebook

Political Career

Source: Campaign

Campaign Finance

Source: Follow the Money

Voting Record

See: Ballotpedia

New Legislation

Source: Ballotpedia

Robert OrrockAbout

From Campaign Website

Delegate Robert D. “Bobby” Orrock has represented the 54th Virginia House of Delegates district since he was first elected in 1989.

Bobby attended Ladysmith High School, where he graduated in 1974. He then attended Germanna Community College from 1975-76 before going to attend Virginia Tech, graduating in 1978 with a B.S. in Agriculture Education. For graduate school, he attended Virginia State University receiving a Masters of Education in Agriculture Education in 1988.

Bobby remains heavily active in local civic organizations. He is an EMT and trustee with the Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad, a trustee of Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad, and is a hunter safety instructor with the Virginia Game Commission. Bobby serves as a deacon and trustee at Bethany Baptist Church where he has been a lifetime member, and is on the Advisory Board of the Fredericksburg Area Habitat for Humanity. He also works part-time as a radio announcer at WFLS radio in Fredericksburg.

Bobby has three adult children: Robert D., Jr, Lila Joanna and Welford Thomas, and is the proud Grandpa to Abby and Walter. He lives in Woodford, Virginia at historic Medway Farm in Caroline County.

Personal Information

Birth Year: 1955
Place of Birth: Fredericksburg, VA
Gender: Male
Race(s): Caucasian
Religion: Baptist
Spouse: Debra Shelton
Children: Robert D., Jr., Lila Joanna, and Welford Thomas
Membership & Affiliation:
Bethany Baptist Church (deacon, trustee)
Ladysmith Volunteer Rescue Squad
Virginia Game Commission (hunter safety instructor)
Fredericksburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Spotsylvania Volunteer Rescue Squad (trustee)


Ladysmith High School (1974)
Germanna Community College (1975-76)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (B.S., Agriculture Education, 1978)
Virginia State University (M.Ed., Agriculture Education, 1988)

Political Career

From Candidate Website

Bobby has been a teacher at Spotsylvania High School for over three decades and is keenly aware of the importance of creating a Virginia where coming generations will have better opportunities to compete in a world economy, while being better able to live, learn, work and raise their families.


Chair: Health, Welfare and Institutions

Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Chair: Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #4

Chair: Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #4

Chair: Rules – Standards of Conduct Subcommittee

Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #1
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – Subcommittee #3
Finance – Subcommittee #1
Finance – Subcommittee #3
Health, Welfare and Institutions – Subcommittee #3
Rules – Subcommittee #1

Other Appointments

COPN Work Group
Disability Commission
House Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
House Finance
House Health Welfare and Institutions
House Rules
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission
Local Government Fiscal Stress, Joint Subcommittee on
MEI Project Approval Commission
Rappahannock River Basin Commission
Tax Preferences, Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate
Teacher Education and Licensure, Advisory BoardElection Results

See Ballotpedia

Campaign Finance


Policy Positions

From Ballotpedia

Cutting Wasteful Spending
“Bobby believes that the government must live within its means and held the line on the growth of the state budget. Since 2007, the General Assembly has cut spending by nearly $7 billion, maintained core services, and balanced the budget every year without raising income taxes.”

Historic Transportation Improvements
“Working with Governor McDonnell and legislators from both parties, Bobby helped pass a major transportation improvement plan that changes our current funding stream from being based on a per gallon tax to a sales tax approach that keeps pace with the economy.”

Reducing the Tax Burden on Hard-Working Virginians
“He has supported legislation that would reduce the sales tax on food, eliminate the hurtful estate tax, increase the per-child tax credit for educational purposes, and create long-term tax credits for health insurance for senior citizens.”

No Medicaid Expansion without Reforms
“With the implementation of legislation from Washington looming, Bobby has worked with Democrats and Republicans to establish the Medicaid Innovation and Reform Commission to oversee the implementation of Medicaid reforms.”

Reforming and Expanding Education
“Bobby strongly supported the Higher Education Opportunity Act, which would expand Virginians’ access to college while making it more affordable. As a public school teacher, Bobby has supported legislation that would dedicate more of our hard earned dollars to the classroom instead of in the administrative bureaucracy.”




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