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John Bell
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 13th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2020
Preceded by Dick Black
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
In office
January 13, 2016 – January 8, 2020
Preceded by David Ramadan
Succeeded by Suhas Subramanyam
Personal details
Born John Joseph Bell
January 29, 1963 ( 1963 -01-29) (age 59)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Margaret Bell
Children 5
Residence South Riding, Virginia
Alma mater Regis University
Western New England College
George Washington University
Occupation Politician
Committees Commerce and Labor
General Laws and Technology
Local Government
Privileges and Elections
Website Official website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1981–2007
Rank Major

John Joseph Bell (born January 29, 1963) is an American politician and a retired United States Air Force officer. A Democrat, he currently serves in the Virginia Senate by representing the 13th district. From 2016 to 2020 he served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 87th District. Both districts are located in Loudoun County and Prince William County.


Bell served in the United States Air Force from 1981 to 2007, working as a finance officer and retiring as a Major.[1][2]

From 2016 to 2020, Bell represented the 87th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

In August 2018, Bell announced he would run in 2019 for Virginia State Senate District 13, then represented by Republican Dick Black.[3] Bell's announcement came with endorsements from 14 elected Democrats in Virginia, including state Attorney General Mark Herring, House of Delegates Minority Leader David Toscano, and state senator Jennifer Wexton, who was subsequently elected to U.S. Congress.[3]

Bell won the election in November 2019, defeating Republican Loudoun County supervisor Geary Higgins in the general election.[4]

Personal life

Bell is married to wife Margaret, who is a local realtor.[5] They have five children and three grandchildren.[3]


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