Richard S. Bell

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent


Richard Bell graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a minor in Urban and Environmental Planning [2, 3, 4, 7]. He retired from the U.S. Navy Reserve Civil Engineer Corps after 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Navy Reserve [2, 3, 5]. Bell is the owner and principal broker of Adams-Nelson & Associates, Inc. [3, 5, 7]. He has previously served on the City of Winchester School Board, the Preservation of Historic Winchester (PHW) board of directors, the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber board of directors, and the City of Winchester Board of Architectural Review (2, 3, 4, 5, 6). In 2020, Bell was elected to the City Council as a Councilor for the First Ward [2, 3, 4, 5].

Key Issues


Bell wants to enhance outdoor community spaces and related infrastructure [2, 4, 6].


Bell wants to improve and expand education, focusing on adult education and workforce preparation [2, 4].


Bell advocates for creative housing solutions by reviewing current housing guidelines and incentivizing housing development [2, 4].


Democratic Party of Winchester


1 Ballotpedia
2 Vote Richard Bell
3 City of Winchester Profile
4 The Winchester Star
5 Adams-Nelson & Associates, Inc.
6 Winchester Frederick County Democratic Committee
7 LinkedIn
8 Virginia Department of Elections