BioBob 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.
Member, Virginia House of Delegates since 1998.
Elected November 4, 1997; re-elected 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011.
House of Delegates Committee Assignments 2013-
Privileges and Elections
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
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.
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
“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
Accolade in 2012
“The 2012 legislative session was very challenging for advocates of quality public education. Delegate Bob Brink was with us as we fought for adequate funding for our public schools and opposed legislation that would have made it harder to recruit and retain quality teachers. It is my great pleasure to acknowledge Delegate Brink’s support for public education.” Dr. Kitty Boitnott, VEA President.