David Bulova and his family live in the Middleridge community of Fairfax. David and his wife Gretchen met while attending Robinson Secondary and have been married for 24 years. They have three wonderful children, Alex, Josette, and Grayson. David and Gretchen are proud of their hometown. They want to raise their children to have the same opportunities and with the same community-focused values they had growing up here.
Both David and Gretchen grew up in Fairfax. David received a BA from the College of William and Mary, a Master's in Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech, and is a graduate of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership at the University of Virginia.
Professionally, David is a Project Manager at Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, Inc. and works to help governments and industry comply with state and federal environmental regulations.
David was first elected to the General Assembly in November 2005. He currently serves on the General Laws, Education, and Agriculture, Chesapeake, and Natural Resources committees. He is a member of the State Water Commission, Chesapeake Bay Commission, Housing Commission, the Joint Commission on Health Care, and the Virginia War Memorial Board. He serves as Governor McAuliffe's appointee to the Legislative Advisory Council to the Southern Region Education Board and the Legislative Advisory Board to the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, and was Governor Kaine's appointee to the Commission on Climate Change. From 2003 to 2005, David was an elected representative on the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
David is passionate about community service. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of Brain Injury Services, which provides support to survivors of brain injuries and their families, the Board of the City of Fairfax Band, and the Board of Advisors for the William and Mary Public Policy Program. His is also an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Centreville-Chantilly. Other community service includes: former coach with Fairfax Little League and Burke Athletic Club soccer; former member and treasurer of the Rotary Club of Annandale (1999-2002); former member of the Fairfax County Tree Commission (2004-2005); and, former Governor's appointee to the Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Board.
David and Gretchen also served as co-chairs of the annual Middleridge community National Night Out celebration for seven years. This event is part of a nation-wide crime prevention and awareness program. The Middleridge NNO is one of the largest in Northern Virginia.
David's 2017 Campaign Endorsements
- Virginia Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education
- Sierra Club – Virginia Chapter
- Equality Virginia PAC
- Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce NOVABizPAC
- Virginia Professional Firefighters
- Virginia AFL-CIO
- NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters
- Virginia Farm Bureau AgPAC
- Virginia Realtors - RPAC of Virginia
- Humane Dominion
- Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia
- Northern Virginia Technology Council TechPAC