Rob Krupicka

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Rob Krupicka
Rob Krupicka 2011.jpg
Krupicka in 2011
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 45th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 28, 2012
Preceded by David L. Englin
Personal details
Born K. Robert Krupicka, Jr.
( 1971 -02-18) February 18, 1971 (age 43)
Thousand Oaks, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Lisa
Children Janelle and Gillian
Residence Alexandria, Virginia
Alma mater University of Virginia, (B.A.) economics
Occupation Communications and business strategy consultant
Committees Counties, Cities and Towns
Privileges and Elections
Religion United Church of Christ
Website www.krupicka.com

K. Robert "Rob" Krupicka, Jr. (born February 18, 1971) is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served on the Alexandria, Virginia city council 2003–2012, the Virginia State Board of Education 2009–2012 and, since September 28, 2012,[1] in the Virginia House of Delegates.[2]

Early life[edit]

Krupicka was born in Thousand Oaks, California on February 18, 1971.[2][3]

Krupicka graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in economics, and subsequently moved to Alexandria where he met his wife Lisa at the Old Town Safeway. Along with their two daughters, Janelle and Gillian, they live in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood.[3]

Political career[edit]

Krupicka began his civic life as Vice Chair of the Alexandria Community Services Board and as president of the Del Ray Citizens Association. He first ran for a city council seat in 2003, winning election. He was reelected in 2006 and 2009. During his nine years on the council, he promoted mass transit expansion and other non-automotive commuting options, recycling, open space conservation, energy conservation, pre-kindergarten services, small business, and community policing programs. In 2009, Governor Tim Kaine appointed Krupicka to the Virginia State Board of Education.

In 2011, Krupicka contested the Democratic nomination for the Virginia 30th Senate district, which was an open seat due to the retirement of Senator Patsy Ticer. Krupicka ran second to the eventual winner, Adam Ebbin.[4]

In 2012, after the previous delegate for the House of Delegates 45th district resigned, Krupicka announced his candidacy and received the Democratic nomination by winning a primary in early August. Governor Bob McDonnell called a special election for September 4, 2012 and Krupicka was elected over Republican and Libertarian candidates.[5]

Electoral history[edit]

Date Election Candidate Party Votes  %
Senate of Virginia, 30th district
Aug 23, 2011[4] Democratic primary Adam P. Ebbin 4,570 38.77
K. Rob Krupicka 4,235 35.93
Libby T. Garvey 2,980 25.28
Virginia House of Delegates, 45th district
Sep 4, 2012[5] Special K. Rob Krupicka Democratic 6,388 75.73
Timothy T. C. McGhee Republican 1,729 20.49
Justin R. Malkin Libertarian 289 3.42
Write Ins 29 0.34
David L. Englin resigned; seat remained Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hansen, Drew (2012-09-28). "Krupicka Sworn in as State Delegate". West End Alexandria Patch. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Bio for K. Robert Krupicka". Virginia House of Delegates. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  3. ^ a b "Krupicka.com". Retrieved September 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b ""August 2011 Democratic Primary Official Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  5. ^ a b ""September 2012 House of Delegates Special Election Results". Virginia State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2013-04-17. 

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