Melanie Rapp Beale

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Melanie Rapp Beale (born September 5, 1964) is a former Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates. While serving on the York County Board of Supervisors, Beale won a special election in 2000 to succeed Jo Ann Davis after her election to the United States House of Representatives.[1] She went on to be reelected three times, after which she accepted a job with Dominion Virginia Power.[2]

Melanie Rapp Beale
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 96th district
In office
January 10, 2001 – January 9, 2008
Preceded byJo Ann Davis
Succeeded byBrenda Pogge
Personal details
Melanie Lynn Rapp

(1964-09-05) September 5, 1964 (age 55)
Lake Worth, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Timothy Bryan Beale
Alma materChristopher Newport College
Old Dominion University

In 2019, Beale ran again for the House of Delegates in the 96th district.[3] She lost the Republican primary to former legislative staffer Amanda Batten.[4]


  1. ^ Lessig, Hugh (January 6, 2001). "Rapp Fills Davis' Seat, Shoulders History". Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Ress, Dave. "Part 7: Networking and career-building in the Capitol". Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Jacobs, Jack (June 8, 2019). "Voters in 96th House District will select candidates Tuesday". The Virginia Gazette. Retrieved June 11, 2019.
  4. ^ Arriaza, Rodrigo; Monroe, Madeline (June 11, 2019). "Batten, Downey apparent primary winners in 96th House District race". The Virginia Gazette. Retrieved June 11, 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Melanie Rapp Beale at The Virginia Elections and State Elected Officials Database Project, 1776-2007