Bell Sounds from the 20th: September 2010

Barbeque and Beans

Delegate Dickie Bell along with Special Guest The Honorable George Allen Former Governor of Virginia & United State Senator (R-VA) invite you to join them for an evening of Bluegrass & Barbeque Featuring the band Hound Dog Hill Friday, October 1, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Shenandoah Harley-Davidson 213 Rolling Thunder Lane Staunton, Virginia 24401

 In God We Trust License Plate

As some of you may know, I will be carrying a bill in the 2011 General Assembly session to create a personalized license plate with our national motto, "In God We Trust". In order for this to pass through the Transportation Committee, the Department of Motor Vehicles must have 350 pre-paid applications on file. We can’t get this passed without your help. If you are interested in purchasing an In God We Trust license plate, you can download an application at

Bridgewater 175th Anniversary Celebration

The Town of Bridgewater will be celebrating their 175th Anniversary this weekend, September 3rd – September 6th . Festivities include carnival rides, a barbeque chicken cook off, a 5K, a parade, and fireworks. I will be participating in the parade Saturday evening, and I hope to see many of you out as well.

Office Hours

I am holding weekly office hours in my district office on the 2nd floor of City Hall in Staunton. I am in the office from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm each Thursday. Additionally, I am holding monthly office hours on the 2nd Friday of every month at the Highland County Public Library in Monterey. I will hold Highland Office Hours on Friday, September 10 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Poll Results

Last month I asked you whether or not you would support legislation requiring newly manufactured school buses to have seatbelts for the children. An overwhelming number of you were opposed to adding seatbelts to school buses, citing that it could often cause as much damage as it prevents. My Legislative Aide and I traveled to Lynchburg earlier this month to the Sonny Merryman bus facility to discuss this with them, and it would appear that you are right. We spent a couple of hours at the facility reviewing data and viewing the different types of safety belts that can be added to busses. Ultimately, I have concluded that safety belts on buses can often cause more injury than they actually prevent. Thank you again for your feedback on this issue.

E-mail Challenge

I am working hard to expand my email list over the next few weeks. To do this I need your help! I would like to encourage each of you to pass along one friend’s name to be added to the email list. The person who provides me with the most new emails for our list will get a special shout out in next month’s edition of Bell Sounds from the 20th! Thanks in advance for your help! Ask the Delegate With session approaching, I want to hear from you with your thoughts, questions, and concerns. I would like to encourage you to submit questions to me. You can email me your questions to, and I will provide a personal response.


The Virginia Republicans have had a lot of successes over the past few months, both in and out of session. Despite these successes, however, the fight is not over. Many on the other side are not happy about what we have done in Virginia. I have worked hard and stood strong for the people of the 20th District, but need your help in order to continue to do so. If you are able to help me with a donation of any amount, please click here to make a secure donation online, or you can mail a check made out to Bell for Delegate to P.O. Box 239, Staunton, VA 24402. Thank you in advance for your help.

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