Oil on canvas, 36 x 31 in., by Stephen Craighead, 2012
Born 1957 in Harrisonburg, Virginia
Elected by the General Assembly on March 10, 2010 to a 12-year term beginning April 1, 2010, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Barbara Milano Keenan.
College of William and Mary, A.B., 1979
George Washington University, J.D., 1984
Georgetown University, LL.M., 1986
Chief of staff, Congressman Frank R. Wolf, 1985-1987
Deputy legislative director, U.S. Senator Paul S. Trible, Jr., 1981-1985
Private practice of law in Leesburg, Virginia, 1987-2006
Virginia state delegate, 1992-1997
Virginia state senator, 1998-2006
Chief deputy attorney general, 2006-2009
Attorney General of Virginia, 2009-2010
Private practice of law in Richmond, Virginia, 2010
Elected, Journal of the House of Delegates, 2010 Session, 1310; sworn in on April 1, 2010, 279 Va., iii; oath, 279 Va., xxxiii; investiture, 279 Va., xxv; birth, education, and career, House of Delegates biography, retrieved on February 21, 2014, and biographical file, Virginia State Law Library; digital image of portrait by Kelly Parrish, 2012.