Delegate Bell Receives Award for Conservative Achievement by American Conservative Union

Delegate Dickie Bell Announces Award for Conservative Achievement

STAUNTON, VA – The American Conservative Union has announced via press release on June 5 that Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) will receive the Award for Conservative Achievement for his votes during the 2017 General Assembly Session.

This award was given to those legislators that scored a 80%-89% percent rating on the ACU 2017 State Legislative Rating.  Delegate Bell received an 85% rating.  Delegate Bell has a lifetime ACU rating of 93%.   

“I am honored to receive the Award for Conservative Achievement from the American Conservative Union.”  said Delegate Bell.  “Throughout my tenure in the House of Delegates, I have continued to defend the founding principles of this nation in the Commonwealth, and will continue to do so if re-elected in November.  I would like to thank the ACU for this recognition.”

The American Conservative Union ratings intend to reflect how each legislator views the role of government in an individual’s life.  In determining these ratings, they looked for legislators who could be counted on to protect the constitutional right to life, liberty, and property. The Virginia ratings guide for 2017 can be found online at

Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Nelson Counties, and the Cities of Staunton and Waynesboro. He is currently serving in his 4th term.

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