meet bob

Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte is a fighter for the values and principles of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  As a common sense conservative, Bob stands up for your rights and liberties in the United States House of Representatives.

A graduate of Washington and Lee Law School, Bob started his career in government service as an aide to former Sixth District Congressman Caldwell Butler before opening his own small business. With his wife of over 40 years, Maryellen, also a W&L Law graduate, Bob raised his family in Roanoke and served his community as a leader in the local Republican Party.

While serving the Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives, Bob has worked to advance conservative principles that uphold the basic foundations of America. He is committed to ensuring a secure future for the next generation. Whether it is his sponsorship of a balanced budget amendment, his work to protect your Second Amendment rights, or supporting pro-growth, pro-jobs policies that promote competition and innovation and remove government barriers to private sector job creation, Bob is committed to advancing policies that reflect the priorities of the Sixth District.

Bob currently serves as Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over some of the most pressing issues before Congress. He also serves as a Senior Member and former Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture where he works to advance policies that promote American agriculture and protect rural economies.

Whether it is chairing a hearing in Congress, visiting with veterans who need help at the local VA, or meeting employees at a local small business, Bob is ready and willing to serve you. As your representative in Congress, he strives to protect the values, principles, and ideals important to the Sixth District of Virginia.