As the son of a naval aviator my family traveled throughout the United States wherever duty called. In 1983 my family purchased a house in Franklin County. My father chose to move here not only for the beauty of the land but most of all the values and character of its people. I graduated from Hampden Sydney College and the D.C. School of Law, and began my law practice in Northern Virginia with former Attorney General Candidate Gil Davis.
One of the first cases I was involved in was Paula Jones vs. Bill Clinton which resulted in a favorable 9-0 Supreme Court decision. In 1999 I returned home to practice law in Franklin County and to help my mom reach one of her life goals, which was to become a lawyer.After my father passed away, I encouraged my Mother to go to law school—and I am proud to be her partner in my law firm here in Franklin County.
My political foundation was cemented by the conservative values of my father a Ronald Reagan Republican who preached the benefits of working hard, personal responsibility, spending less than you earn, and standing by your principals no matter what the cost.
In a January 2011 special election I was elected to become the Virginia Senator representing the 19th District.
In November of 2011, I was elected to become the Virginia Senator representing the 20th District.