At a Glance
- Career History:
Chief of Staff to House Minority Whip
(R-Va.) (2001 to 2011); Legislative Director, Rep. Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) Office (January 2001 to October 2001), Legislative director, Rep. Herbert H. Bateman's (R-Va.) Office (1998 to 2000); Legislative assistant, Rep. Herbert H. Bateman's (R-Va.) Office (1997 to 1998)
- Birthday: June 23, 1970
- Hometown: Fairfax, Va.
- Alma Mater: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, B.A., history (1993); U.S. Army Officer Candidate School (1995)
- Spouse: Kristen
- Religion: Methodist
- DC Office: 329 Cannon Building202-225-2815
- District Office: Richmond:4201 Dominion Blvd, #110Glen Allen, VA 23060804-747-4073Culpeper:763 Madison Rd #207Culpeper, VA 22701540-825-8960
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Path to Power
Virginia native Stombres grew up in Fairfax, where he still lives and was recently elected to the city council.
He attended Virginia Tech, where he had his first experience in politics. Lured by a stipend that seemed generous to a college student, Stombres interned on the House Financial Services Committee for ranking Republican Rep. Robert S. Walker (R-Pa.).
Incoming House Majority Leader Cantor will be one of the most prominent Republican voices in the country in 2011, and Stombres and his team look must now look for ways to advance conservative argument, rather than use it to obstruct President Obama's agenda.
Economic recovery is a priority for Cantor, who was asked by House Republican leader John A. Boehner (R.-Ohio) to lead the House Republican's Economic Recovery Working Group in the 111th Congress.
Stombres works daily with office of the top Republican in the House, John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and with the office of House Republican Caucus Leader Mike Pence (R-Ind.)
He also works closely with the offices of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.)