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Rep. Robert “Bob” Good

Representative for Virginia’s 5th District

pronounced bob // gud

Good is the representative for Virginia’s 5th congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since Jan 3, 2021. Good is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 57 years old.

Elections must be decided by counting votes

Our work to hold Congress accountable only matters if elections are decided by counting votes. President Trump, his senior government advisors, and Republican legislators collaborated to have the 2020 presidential election decided instead by incumbent politicians running in the very same election. Their attempts to suppress entire state-certified vote counts without adjudication in the courts and using a disinformation campaign of lies and conspiracy theories was a months-long, multifarious attempted coup.

Good was among the Republican legislators who participated in the attempted coup. On January 6, 2021 in the hours after the violent insurrection at the Capitol, Good voted to reject the state-certified election results of Arizona and/or Pennsylvania (states narrowly won by Democrats), which could have changed the outcome of the election. These legislators pumped the lies and preposterous legal arguments about the election that motivated the January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol. The January 6, 2021 violent insurrection at the Capitol, led on the front lines by militant white supremacy groups, attempted to prevent President-elect Joe Biden from taking office by disrupting Congress’s count of electors.


In 2021, Rep. Good was fined for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rep. appealed his fine, but the appeal was denied.

Sep. 27, 2021 House Sergeant at Arms fined Good for failing to wear a mask on the House floor during the COVID-19 pandemic
Photo of Rep. Robert “Bob” Good [R-VA5]


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Good.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Good is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Good has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 27, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Robert “Bob” Good sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Good sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Government Operations and Politics (20%) Labor and Employment (20%) Education (15%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Economics and Public Finance (9%) Immigration (9%) Health (7%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (7%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Good recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Missed Votes

From Jan 2021 to Mar 2023, Good missed 39 of 1,164 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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