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Robert J. Wittman
U.S. House of Representatives (R-1st/VA)

Rob Wittman was first elected to serve the 1st Congressional District of Virginia in December of 2007. He was re-elected for his first full-term in the House of Representatives on November 4, 2008. For more than 20 years, Wittman has served in several levels of government, from Montross Town Council to United States Congress.

In the U.S. Congress, Wittman serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Committee on Natural Resources. He has quickly earned a reputation for being an advocate for our men and women in uniform and for being a champion of the Chesapeake Bay.

Wittman is an invaluable Member of the Committee on Natural Resources, to which he brings his professional expertise in water quality, fisheries, and other natural resource issues. Prior to his election to Congress, Wittmen spent 26 years working in state government, most recently as Field Director for the Virginia Health Department's Division of Shellfish Sanitation.

Wittman is a cosponsor of House Resolution 267, which recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz, expresses appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, and wishes Iranian Americans and the people of Iran a prosperous new year.


Background Information

Party: Republican
Term: 2nd
First Elected: 2007
Committees: Armed Services; Natural Resources
Prev. Occupation: Environmental Health Specialist
Prev. Political Exp.: Montross Town Council, 1986-96; Westmoreland Co. Board of Supervisors, 1996-2005; VA House, 2006-07
Education: BS Virginia Tech, 1981; MPH University of North Carolina, 1990; PhD Virginia Commonwealth University, 2002