Staunton, Virginia – Delegate Bell announced today that he has received a 96 “A” rating from the Virginia Chamber of Commerce for his record during the 2012 General Assembly Session.
The Chamber grades legislators based on their support of pro-business issues throughout the Session. It is calculated based on voting records on the principles and issues outlined in the Chamber’s 2012 Legislative Priorities, as well as their support of initiatives that will keep Virginia as the best state in the nation for business.
“I am pleased to receive a 96 “A” rating from the Chamber. Businesses are the lifeblood of the Virginia economy, and are essential to our continued economic recovery.” said Delegate Bell. “I am committed to supporting the principles of free enterprise. These policies allow us to continue to put promote job growth and keep Virginia as one of the best states to do business.”
In 2012 the Chamber was successful on 90% of its legislative priorities, and saved employers over $120 million by opposing anti-business legislation.
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell is serving in his 2nd term. He represents Highland County, parts of Nelson and Augusta Counties, and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro.