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Bobby Orrock

Bobby Orrock
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 54th district
Assumed office
January 10, 1990
Preceded by Robert W. Ackerman
Personal details
Born ( 1955 -11-13) November 13, 1955 (age 58)
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Betsy Malinda Massey (deceased)
Children Robert Jr., Lila, Welford
Residence Woodford, Virginia
Alma mater Germanna Community College
Virginia Tech
Virginia State University
Profession High school teacher
Committees Health, Welfare and Institutions (chair)
Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
Religion Baptist

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 parts of Caroline and Spotsylvania Counties. He is a member of the Republican Party.[1]

Orrock has been a member of the House committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions since he first became a delegate; he has chaired that committee since 2010. He also has served on the committees on Agriculture (1990–1993 and 1995–2001, co-chair 2000–2001), Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (2002–),Chesapeake and Its Tributaries (1990–1994), Counties, Cities and Towns (1994–2009), Finance (1998–), Mining and Mineral Resources (2000–2001), and Rules (2012–).[2]

Early life, education, career

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 teacher at Spotsylvania High School.[3]

Electoral history

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Virginia House of Delegates, 54th district
Nov 7, 1989[4] 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[4] General Robert Dickson Orrock, Sr. Republican 8,071 56.22
Layton R. Fairchild, Jr. Democratic 6,286 43.78
Nov 2, 1993[4] 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[5] General R D Orrock Republican 13,153 82.30
S L Shelton 2,828 17.69
Write Ins 1 0.01
Nov 4, 1997[6] General Robert D. "Bobby" Orrock Republican 14,948 99.59
Write Ins 61 0.41
Nov 2, 1999[7] General R D Orrock Republican 13,006 99.30
Write Ins 92 0.70
Nov 6, 2001[8] General R D Orrock Republican 13,930 98.11
Write Ins 268 1.89
Nov 4, 2003[9] General R D Orrock Republican 10,745 98.33
Write Ins 183 1.67
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 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 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


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