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Profile: Delegate David Bulova, 37th House District

Profile of Delegate David Bulova

At a Glance

  • Born: Fairfax County
  • Education:  Graduate of Robinson Secondary School. B.A. at William & Mary, 1991. Virginia Tech, Master’s in Public Administration, 1996.  
  • Family: Married, 3 children.
  • Public Office: Delegate in the 37th District since 2006
  • Profession: Senior Planner at AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc.

Lifelong Fairfax area resident and Robinson Secondary School alumni Delegate David Bulova is running for reelection.

“I met my wife at Robinson, but we didn’t start dating until college,” Bulova said. “This is my home and where I am raising my family. For me, running is about maintaining our quality of life in this community.”

Bulova (D), has represented the 37th District in the House of Delegates since 2006. He is up against Republican Brian Schoeneman to retain his seat.

Bulova’s mother, Sharon Bulova is the Chairman on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. David Bulova grew up in the Middleridge Community in Fairfax, where he and his wife, Gretchen, were involved in the homeowner’s association and the creation of the neighborhood's annual National Night Out event.

National Night Out is a nationwide block party that promotes crime prevention and police-community partnerships. The Bulovas helped form the Middleridge branch of the event about eight years ago. It is held each year at the beginning of August, the most recent one last week.

“They did the planning, got the band, and set up children’s games,” said neighbor Mary Vander Maten, who has known the family for over 10 years. “Last Tuesday night, they were on the cleanup team for the event without making any fanfare about it. He’s a solid worker but not showy.”

Bill Barfield, who is the current president of the Braddock District Council of Civic Associations and former chair of the Country Club View Citizens Association, has known Bulova for about five years. He said that Bulova routinely gives the association legislative updates. He also was helpful in answering questions during the 2010 snowstorms.

“On Snowmageddon, he helped coordinate VDOT and the locals,” Barfield said. “He allayed their fears and answered their phone calls on helping with snow removal.”

Bulova said that some of the bills he was most proud of during his term was , which removed barriers for businesses wanting to open electric car charging stations.

“It got rid of an obsolete law,” Bulova said.

The second one, House Bill 2100, authorized local authorities to require a national background checks for a child-care providers. 

“I work hard to communicate with constituents and it’s important every one has a chance to dialogue,” Bulova said. “I try and keep an open mind.”

Mike August 09, 2011 at 07:12 PM
I'm looking forward to the Brian Schoeneman profile.

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