Meet Rob Bell
An honors graduate of the University of Virginia and the U.Va. Law School, Rob Bell served as a state prosecutor for five years. He prosecuted over 2,400 cases, working to bring criminals to justice and to protect crime victims.
Since his election to the Virginia General Assembly, Rob has written laws that crack down on drunk driving and keep sex offenders off school property. In 2008, he helped overhaul Virginia’s mental health commitment laws after the tragedy at Virginia Tech, and in 2011 he patroned the new law to expand Virginia’s protective orders. In 2015, increased penalties on those who bring children into prostitution.
Rob has also fought to protect Constitutional rights of Virginia citizens. In 2012, Rob was the co-author of the Constitutional Amendment to place property rights protections in the Virginia Constitution and to stamp out eminent domain abuses. This Amendment passed on Election Day with over 74% of the vote. Rob also co-patroned House Bill 10, which opposed President Obama’s health care law and helped form then Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s legal challenge against it.
An Eagle Scout, Rob was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts and with the public schools prior to his election in 2001. Rob and his wife Jessica have two children, Robbie and Evie. Both children attend public schools in Albemarle County, where the Bells live.