About Robert Hurt

Congressman Robert Hurt

Fifth District, Virginia

Robert Hurt currently represents Virginia’s Fifth District in the U.S. 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 facilitating economic growth, eliminating burdensome regulations, and protecting American consumers. Within the Committee, Representative Hurt serves as the Vice Chairman of the Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee and serves on the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee as well as the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

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.  

Robert lives in Chatham, Virginia with his wife, Kathy, and their three sons, Charles, Clement and John.

Committee Assignment:

The Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over all aspects of the nation’s financial and housing sectors, and the Committee will play an important role in moving our economy forward.

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