“I’m a born-and-bred Virginian, grassroots Republican activist for 12 years, retired career Air Force veteran, former member of the Virginia General Assembly, husband, father, and grandfather—and your neighbor. My #1 priority is to transform the Republican Party of Virginia into an election-winning machine that again elects Republicans and defeats Democrats.”

Rich Anderson Profile

About Rich Anderson

Rich Anderson is a native Virginian who retired from the Pentagon in 2009 as a highly-decorated 30-year Air Force colonel. During his military career, he accumulated senior executive-level leadership experience at leading complex organizations consisting of thousands of people. For the last 12 years, he has worked tirelessly as a local grassroots activist and leader in the Prince William County (PWC) Republican Committee to elect Republicans to federal, state, and local office. From 2010 to 2018, he represented the 51st House District (PWC) in the Virginia General Assembly. While there, he chaired the House Science and Technology Committee and the General Assembly Military and Veterans Caucus. As a legislator, he never voted for a tax increase and voted four times against Medicaid expansion. Rich is a graduate of Virginia Tech and has been happily married for 34 years to Ruth Anderson, a retired 21-year Air Force veteran, local grassroots Republican activist, and former member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. They are the parents of three children, have seven grandchildren, and have lived in Woodbridge for 20 years.