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Virginia House of Delegates 48th District!

As redrawn in 2011, Virginia’s 48th Delegate District includes the area in Northern Virginia covering north Arlington, as well as much of McLean from the Arlington border to the Beltway. It also runs along the Potomac from Chain Bridge to National Airport and Crystal City.

I’m proud to have represented the 48th District’s citizens in Richmond since 1998. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read about my background, the legislation I have championed in Richmond, and my stand on issues that matter to Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth.

I encourage you to visit my website often. Please contact me if you have any questions or if there’s an issue involving state government that I can help you resolve.

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PO Box 7516
Arlington VA 22207
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   About Bob
January 2, 2014

Brink committeeBob Brink been an Arlington civic activist for over two decades. The father of two Arlington Public School graduates, he spearheaded successful School Bond campaigns in 1988 and 1996. He also served on the Arlington County Board’s Fiscal Affairs and Transportation advisory panels.

Skilled in the legislative process at both the state and Federal levels, Bob  served for 15 years as counsel to two Congressional committees. In 1993, President Clinton appointed him as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Bob’s Experience

Member, Virginia House of Delegates since 1998.

Elected November 4, 1997; re-elected 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

House of Delegates Committee Assignments 2014:



Privileges and Elections


Legislative Appointments:

Special Committee to Consult on Plan to Close State Training Centers (2013)

Joint Commission on Health Care (1998-Present)

Healthy Living/Health Services Subcommittee

Behavioral Health Care Subcommittee

Commission on Youth (2002-present)

Governor’s Commission on Government Reform and Restructuring (2010)

Virginia Public Buildings Board (2006-present)

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Metropolitan Development Policy Committee (2008-present)

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) (1998-present)

Communications, Financial Services, and Interstate Commerce Committee

Professional Experience:

Legislative Consultant, 1997 -

Legislative Counsel to Lieutenant Governor Donald S. Beyer, Jr. 1997 Session, Virginia General Assembly.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs, U. S. Department of Justice, 1993-97.

Deputy General Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary, U. S. House of Representatives, 1989-93.

Counsel, Committee on Government Operations, U. S. House of Representatives, 1978-89.

Civic Participation:

Federation of State Humanities Councils:  Member Board of Directors, 2010 – present

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities:  Member, 2003-2010; Chairman, 2009-2010

Model General Assembly,Virginia YMCA:  Chairman, 2009-2010

Northern Virginia Regional Health Information Organization (NOVA RHIO):  Member, Board of Directors

Voices for Virginia’s Children:  Member

The Arc of Virginia:  Member

Arlington Chamber of Commerce:  Member

Community Advisory Council, Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute:  Member

Arlington Historical Society:  Member

Arlington County Local Emergency Planning Committee:  Member

Warren Stambaugh Foundation:  Member, Board of Directors


Commonwealth Award, National Federation of the Blind, Virginia Chapter, 2013.

“Legislative Hero,” Virginia League of Conservation Voters, 2010-2012

“Legislative Leader,” Virginia League of Conservation Voters, 2003-2009

Legislator of the Year, Virginia Treasurers Association, 2007

Outstanding Achievement Award, Medical Care for Children Partnership, 2002

Public Service Award, Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club, 2002

“Service to Youth Award,” Virginia State YMCA, 2001

Certificate of Appreciation, Virginia Transplant Council, 2001

“Tech Ten” Award Winner, Northern Virginia Technology Council 1999, 2000

“Honored Citizen” Award, Outstanding Service, Arlington School Board, 1991