Robert Orrock

Current Position: State Delegate since 1990
Affiliation: Republican

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

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.

Neri Canahui-Ortiz

Current Position: Carpenters Local 197, Until 2018, Neri served as President of his Carpenters Local and on the Executive Board of the Northern Virginia Labor Federation.
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Robert Orrock 1Robert Orrock

Current Position: State Delegate since 1990
Affiliation: Republican

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

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.

Summary

Current Position: State Delegate since 1990
Affiliation: Republican

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

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.

About

Robert Orrock

Source: Campaign page

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

Career

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.

Education

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.

Local Involvement

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.

Family

Bobby is married to Debra Orrock and has three adult children: Robert, Jr, Lila Hiltz & Welford, and is the proud grandpa to Abby, Walter & Zane. He lives in Woodford, Virginia at historic Medway Farm in Caroline County.

Experience

Work Experience

  • Teacher (semi-retired)

Education

  • M.Ed., Agriculture Education,
    Virginia State University
    1988
  • B.S., Agriculture Education
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    1978

Personal

  • 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)

Contact

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

Email:

Offices

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

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

Web

Government Page, Campaign Site, Facebook

Politics

Recent Elections

2019 State DelegateArray

Robert D. “Bobby” Orrock, Sr. (R)13,61457.95%
Neri N. Canahui-Ortiz (D)9,85241.94%
Write-In (Write-in)270.11%
TOTAL23,493

2017 State DelegateArray

Robert Orrock (R)13,78257.9%
Alfred Durante (D)9,98241.9%
Write In (Write-in)500.2%
TOTAL23,814

2015 State DelegateArray

Robert Orrock (R)0
Write In (Write-in)0
TOTAL0

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Finances

ORROCK, ROBERT D (BOBBY) has run in 11 races for public office, winning 10 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $1,343,185.

Source: Follow the Money

Committees

Committees

Chair: Health, Welfare and Institutions
Finance
Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Rules

Subcommittees

Chair: Agriculture Chesapeake and Natural Resources – 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

Appointments

Voting Record

See: Vote Smart

New Legislation

Source: Virginia Legislative Information System

Issues

Source: Campaign page

Delegate Bobby Orrock has been working to tackle the important challenges facing Virginians – jobs, the economy, transportation, federal mandates, and education improvements.   Bobby is committed to working with the Republican Caucus to advance pro-business and job creating legislation, to make our transportation system more effective, medical care more affordable, improve K-12 education and to make higher education more accessible.  His focus is on legislation that is in the best interest of his district and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Bobby is the Chairman of the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee, while also serving on the Committees of Finance; Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources; and Rules. He chairs the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission (JLARC), which is the state government watchdog committee. He also serves on the Disability Commission.

2019 is a milestone year!  Our House of Delegates, originally the House of Burgesses, was established in 1619 in Jamestown, and has been meeting ever since. At 400 years of age, the Virginia General Assembly has the proud distinction of being the oldest continuously elected lawmaking body in the Americas.  I am grateful to be serving as your delegate once again!

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Neri Canahui-Ortiz 1Neri Canahui-Ortiz

Current Position: Carpenters Local 197, Until 2018, Neri served as President of his Carpenters Local and on the Executive Board of the Northern Virginia Labor Federation.
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

Summary

Current Position: Carpenters Local 197, Until 2018, Neri served as President of his Carpenters Local and on the Executive Board of the Northern Virginia Labor Federation.
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2019 State Delegate

Overview: N/A

About

Neri Canahui-Ortiz

Source: Campaign page

Neri Canahui-Ortiz was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala in 1976 during the countries 36 year long civil war. From an early age, Neri worked to break himself out of the cycle of poverty while growing up in one of the most dangerous sectors of the city. In 1994, at the age of seventeen, Neri realized that to escape poverty, danger, and make an honest living he would have to leave his home.

Later that year, Neri arrived in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his first few years in the United States Neri learned English while working as a general laborer in the residential construction market. However, like many hundreds of thousands of workers to this day, Neri was a victim of misclassification and wage theft at the hands of his employer. Eventually, Neri found the Carpenters Union and began building a career as a union carpenter with good wages and benefits that helped him to start a family.

Realizing the important role that the union had played in lifting him out of poverty and exploitation, Neri became heavily involved with his Carpenters Union Local 1665. As recording secretary, Neri solidified his mastery of the English language and proved himself as a valuable leader within the union. In 2006, Neri was elected president of his local and began work to grow his locals membership and organize workers into the union. Recognizing his talent, the parent council of his carpenters local brought Neri on as a council representative.

Since 2007 Neri has fought to protect construction workers in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland from the same exploitation he suffered early in his career. Until 2018, Neri served as President of his Carpenters Local and on the Executive Board of the Northern Virginia Labor Federation.

Contact

Email:

Offices

Campaign Office
PO Box 55.
Spotsylvania VA 22553

Web

Twitter, Facebook

Politics

Finances

Neri Canahui-Ortiz is running for the 54th District seat in the House of Delegates. As of November 5, 2019 has raised $100,640.

Source: VPAP

Issues

Economy

Jobs & the Economy

The Virginia economy is booming, but working families are being left behind. It’s time that we raise the minimum wage and expand collective bargaining rights to ensure employees have a less reliance on the government and more ability to negotiate their wages and benefits. I also support reforming the state procurement process to allow for local hiring requirements and best value contracting to ensure our tax dollars come back into our communities and put our neighbors to work.

Education

Public education/ Vocational and trade apprenticeship programs

Public education is the core of our community. We must fully fund our schools and give our children more pathways to careers that will support a family, regardless of whether you attain a four year degree. I support expanding vocational and trade apprenticeship programs that allow our students to enter the workforce debt free after high school.

Health Care

Expand Healthcare In Virginia

The expansion of Medicaid in Virginia was a huge step in providing medical insurance to the nearly 400,000 Virginians who could not otherwise qualify. Still, there are hundreds of thousands of our neighbors who go on uninsured. No family should be one unexpected medical bill away from bankruptcy. I believe we have a moral obligation to change this and find a way to cover all Virginians.

Infrastructure

Transportation

The opening of the VRE station in Spotsylvania has solidified our area as a bedroom community of Washington, D.C. Our county will only continue to grow. I will support funding to update our transportation infrastructure to ensure that our community has the resources to avert traffic congestion and provide walkable neighborhoods.

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