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Biographical Profile for John J. Bell
Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 87th District, Virginia
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Party: Democratic Party of Virginia
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Address: 43145 Valiant Dr
Chantilly, VA 20152
 
John J. Bell's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Major John Bell (ret.) is a moderate Democrat and...

A decorated Veteran who served as an Air Force Finance Officer.

A Pro-Business Democrat in the tradition of Mark Warner who will grow our tax base so we don't need to increase our tax rate.

A commuter who has a transportation plan to reduce our terrible commutes.

A volunteer tennis coach at Freedom High School who believes supporting education is crucial to Northern Virginia remaining a great place to start a business and raise a family.

Del. Bob Marshall has been in the House of Delegates for over 18-years, and he has consistently spent his time on issues like abortion, marriage amendments and other wedge issues.

Over 80% of 13th district residents are commuters, including (ret.) Major John Bell. They waste hundreds of hours in traffic every year that takes time away from their families. Despite this, Del. Marshall has consistently killed transportation initiatives without offering solutions of his own. Major John Bell (ret.) has a transportation plan that will ensure Virginia no longer faces a transportation funding death spiral.
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
John is married and lives in South Riding off Route 50 in Loudoun County with his wife Margaret (also retired Air Force). Margaret is a realtor and is an avid supporter of animal rescue. They have five children and have a proud tradition of military service with one child (John) having served six years in the Air Force and two in the Air National Guard (Danielle, Josh). Four of the five children are currently pursuing higher education: John (George Washington University), Josh (University of Texas-Austin), Saorise (NOVA), and Kyle (UVA).
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Received Bachelors degree in Business Administration and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Regis University in Denver.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Major John Bell is a retired member of the United States Air Force. He served for almost 26 years before retiring in 2007 as a Major. During his Air Force career, Major Bell served as a Finance Officer all over the world, including tours in Southwest Asia in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. His ability to build consensus among diverse participants produced savings and cost reductions throughout the world, including $200 million saved annually from his work in Iceland.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
Major John Bell is a retired member of the United States Air Force. He served for almost 26 years before retiring in 2007 as a Major. During his Air Force career, Major Bell served as a Finance Officer all over the world, including tours in Southwest Asia in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. His ability to build consensus among diverse participants produced savings and cost reductions throughout the world, including $200 million saved annually from his work in Iceland.

Bell enlisted in the Air Force in 1981 after graduating from high school. He was consistently recognized during his enlisted career as an outstanding performer and was named the #1 Non Commissioned Officer out of over 5,000 assigned to the Far East in 1992.

At Officer Training School Bell finished in the Top 10% of graduates and was named a Distinguished Graduate. John was also a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officer's School (a mid-level management program), was selected to participate in the elite Air Force Intern Program and was named the 2006 Outstanding Contributor in the Air Force to Financial Management and Comptrollership.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
n 2008, Major Bell (ret.) served as the South Riding Canvassing Captain for the Obama-Biden campaign and was recently selected by the Presidential Inaugural Committee to serve as a Team Captain at the Opening Ceremony. He also volunteers as a tennis coach for the Freedom High School Varsity Boys program.
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Del. Bob Marshall has been in the House of Delegates for over 18-years, and he has consistently spent his time on issues like abortion, marriage amendments and other wedge issues.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
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Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
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