The Honorable Robert Hurt
U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District
Robert Hurt currently represents Virginia’s 5th District in the House of Representatives.
He is a member of the Financial Services Committee, which has jurisdiction over all
aspects of the nation’s financial and housing sectors. The Committee will play an
important role in moving our economy forward. He is also Vice Chairman of the Subcommittee
on Insurance, Housing, and Community Opportunity, and a member of the Subcommittee
on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.
A native of Pittsylvania County, Robert began his time in public service in 2001 as
a member of the Chatham Town Council. From 2002 to 2007, Robert served in the Virginia
House of Delegates, representing parts of Pittsylvania County, Henry County, and the
City of Martinsville. Starting in 2008, Robert represented the 19th District in the
Senate of Virginia for two years, which includes the City of Danville, Pittsylvania
County, Franklin County and part of Campbell County.
Robert received his college education at Hampden-Sydney College in 1991 and his law
degree from Mississippi College School of Law in 1995. From 1999 to 2010, Robert was
engaged in a general law practice in the courthouse town of Chatham.