Rep. Rob Wittman
1st District - Republican
Wittman was first elected in December 2007 His political career began in 1986 when he was elected to the Montross Town Council, where he served for 10 years, four of them as Mayor.
In 1995, he was elected to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and was elected its Chairman in 2003. In 2005, voters in the 99th Legislative District elected Rob to the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served until he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2007 to fill the seat of the late Rep. JoAnn Davis and was re-elected in November 2008.
Rob serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources, is Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee and serves on the Subcommittee on Seapower and Expeditionary Forces. Additionally, he’s Co-Chair of the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus and Chairman of the Naval Academy Board of Visitors, supporting a robust Naval fleet and a healthy domestic shipbuilding industry.
Wittman also supports improving education, reforming health care but against President Obama’s legislation, supports telework as one way to help solve transportation problems, supports exploration of alternative energy sources and is an advocate for the Chesapeake Bay.