Hyland (Buddy) F. Fowler, Jr. (R-055)

State Representative Hyland Fowler

Hyland (Buddy) F. Fowler, Jr. (R-055)
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Capitol: 804.698.1055
FAX: 804.786.6310
District: 804.227.3177
Room E211 Pocahontas Building 900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
13029 Old Ridge Road
Beaverdam, VA 23015
Residence:Ashland, VA

Committee Assignments


Hyland F. "Buddy" Fowler Jr. is honored to represent Virginia's 55th House District. The 55th is comprised of approximately 80,000 people in parts of Hanover, Caroline, and Spotsylvania counties. Hanover County comprises approximately 65% of the district. Buddy serves on the General Laws Committee and is a member of the Professions, Occupations & Administrative Processes Subcommittee. He also serves on the Health, Welfare & Institutions Committee and the Health Subcommittee. Finally, Buddy serves on the Finance Committee (where he fights to keeps taxes low!). Buddy has also been appointed to serve on the Board of the Virginia War Memorial, the Virginia Board of Veterans Services, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board, the Joint Sub-committee on Block Grants, the History of Enslaved African Americans in Virginia, the Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Program (VOLSAP) and the Joint Committee on Election Law. ​Buddy is a graduate of Hermitage High School and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Mary Washington with a degree in History. Buddy worked primarily in the private sector and was also a small business owner before coming to the Virginia General Assembly as an aide to former Delegates Frank Hargrove and John Cox. A lifelong resident of Virginia, Buddy and his wife, Patsy, reside in Hanover County where they raised their three children. He is a member of and has served on the Diaconate at Slash Christian Church. Buddy is an active member of the Clay Springs Ruritan Club. Buddy is an active outdoor enthusiast and enjoys fishing and hunting and is a member of numerous outdoor organizations including Ducks Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Virginia Hunting Dog Owner's Association, and the Slate River Bird Dog Club. Buddy is also involved and supports numerous historical organizations including the Hanover Historical Society.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2013    Next Election: 2023
Spouse: Patsy (Pat) Lynn Traylor   DOB: 7/2/1955
Counties Representing