~Meet Delegate Buddy Fowler~
Hyland F. "Buddy" Fowler Jr. is the incumbent for the 59th House District and will serve the great people of Hanover plus Louisa and Henrico Counties for the 2024/2025 term.
Currently, Buddy is honored to represent the people of 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 several key committees in the House of Delegates. He is Vice Chair of Finance (where he fights to keep taxes low!) and is Chair of Subcommittee 2 for Local Taxation. He serves on the General Laws Committee and is Chair of Subcommittee 1 and a member of Subcommittees 2 and 3 (ABC/Gaming). He also serves on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee, as well as Subcommittee Chesapeake and Subcommittee Natural Resources. Buddy has also been appointed to serve on the Virginia Board of Veterans Services, the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Volunteer Firefighters and Rescue Squad Workers’ Service Program (VOLSAP). In 2022, Buddy was appointed to the Virginia Housing Commission and the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission.
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, Quail Forever, 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.