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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Robert Wittman a Republican, has represented the 1st Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2007..


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Wittman supports increased funding for commuter rail systems, especially in Virginia. He also favors adding a third Virginia Railway Express line between Fredericksburg, Va., and Washington, D.C.[1]


According to his campaign Web site, Wittman believes "the best thing Congress can do to help alleviate this economic downturn is to cut taxes for families and small businesses, and invest in transportation and other “shovel ready” projects that will create jobs immediately" [1]


Wittman opposes amnesty for illegal aliens, supports increased funding for border patrol and wants better ways of identifying residency status so employers can hire legal immigrants and can be discouraged from hiring illegal aliens.[1]


According to his campaign Web site, Wittman supports a plan that "requires Members of Congress to fully disclose all earmarked funding or targeted tax benefit requests, not request any earmarked funding or targeted tax benefit provision that does not serve a federal interest and not request any earmarked funding or targeted tax benefit provision that would be directed toward a specific private entity that was not requested by an agency."[1]


Wittman was elected mayor to the Montross Town Council in 1986, serving for ten years. In 1995 Wittman was elected to the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and elected its chairman in 2003. In 2005 Wittman was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for the 99th Legislative District.[2][3]

Wittman holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Virginia Tech. Wittman lives in Montross, Virginia with his wife, Kathryn, and two children Devon and Josh.[4][5]

2007 elections

Wittman was seeking the Republican nomination to replace Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Va.) in a special election. He won the election by a margin of 61%-37% against Philip Forgit.[6][7][8][9]

Wittman resigned from his seat in the House of Delegates on December 13, 2007 to be sworn in as the Representative from Virginia's 1st district that afternoon.[10]

2008 elections

Wittman defeated Democratic nominee Bill Day in the November general election; Wittman received 57 percent of the vote, while Day received 41 percent.[11]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Huntington Ingalls Industries$ 28,600
Lockheed Martin$ 12,800
SAIC$ 11,500
National Assn of Realtors$ 11,000
American Bankers Assn$ 10,000
American Maritime Officers$ 10,000
BAE Systems$ 10,000
Boeing Co$ 10,000
CSX Corp$ 10,000
Deloitte LLP$ 10,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Robert Wittman
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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Wittman will be assigned committees when he is sworn in to Congress.


More background data


DC office
  • 1317 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4261 Fax: 202-225-4382
    Webform email
District offices
  • 4904-B George Washington, Memorial Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692
    Ph: 757-874-6687 Fax: (none entered)
  • 3504 Plank Road, Suite 203, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    Ph: 540-548-1086 Fax: (none entered)
  • 508 Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560
    Ph: 804-443-0668 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Campaign contact info

Official Wittman for Congress campaign website

Rob Wittman for Congress
PO Box 999
Montross, Virginia 22520

Phone: 804-761-5014


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Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Issues," "Rob Wittman for Congress"
  2. "Rob Wittman Biography," Rob Wittman for Congress biography page.
  3. "Delegate Robert J. Wittman," Official Virginia House of Delegates Robert Wittman biography page.
  4. "Rob Wittman Biography," Rob Wittman for Congress biography page.
  5. "Delegate Robert J. Wittman," Official Virginia House of Delegates Robert Wittman biography page.
  6. Josh Kraushaar, "Republicans Win In Va., Ohio Elections," CBS News, December 12, 2007.
  7. Greg Giroux, "Republican Wittman Wins Virginia House Seat in Special Election," CQ Politics, December 11, 2007.
  8. 2008 Race Tracker page on Virginia’s 1st Congressional District
  9. Rob Wittman for Congress Official Wittman campaign website.
  10. "Wittman sworn in to Congress," Richmond Times-Dispatch, December, 13, 2007.
  11. "The Races for the House," The New York Times, November 6, 2008.

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