Rich Anderson

Rich Anderson was elected in 2020 to a four-year term as chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia (RPV). The following year, he presided over the Great Republican Clean Sweep of 2021 that resulted in the election of Republican Governor Glenn Youngkin, Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, and Attorney General Jason Miyares, along with flipping the Virginia House of Delegates to Republican control. Rich is a 30-year U.S. Air Force colonel who retired from The Pentagon in 2009 and has been a grassroots activist for 15 years on the Prince William County Republican Committee. He represented the 51st House District (Prince William County) for eight years in the Virginia General Assembly (2010-2018). While there, he chaired the House Science and Technology Committee and the Joint House-Senate Military and Veterans Caucus, the clearing house for bills impacting 800,000 Virginia veterans. He also sat on the House Appropriations Committee, House Finance Committee, House General Laws Committee, and House Transportation Committee. Rich is a native of Roanoke and a current resident of Woodbridge, VA. He is an in-residence graduate of the Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, and the Joint Forces Staff College. His academic education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Webster University. He has been married for 36 years to Ruth Anderson, a retired 21-year Air Force officer and former member of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors. They are the parents of three children and grandparents to seven.

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