|Virginia Senate District 35|
|High school||Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology, 1994|
|Bachelor's||Harvard University, 1998|
|Master's||University of Cambridge, 1999|
|Place of birth||Fairfax, VA|
|Profession||Co-founder, Wertago LLC|
Sarvis majored in Math at Harvard University and graduated in 1998. He then receive his Master's degree in Mathematics in 1999. He then worked as a software developer until 2001. He returned to school and earrned his JD in 2005 from NYU.
In 2005, he served as a law clerk to E. Grady Jolly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He then began working for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as an attorney. In 2008, he co-founded a mobile-applications development company, Wertago LLC. He has worked there since.
- See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011
Sarvis ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 35. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary. He was opposed by incumbent Democrat Dick Saslaw and Katherine Ann Pettigrew (I) in the November 8 general election. Saslaw defeated Pettigrew and Sarvis in the general election.
|Virginia State Senate, District 35 General Election, 2011|
|Democratic||Dick Saslaw Incumbent||61.7%||15,905|
|Green||Katherine Ann Pettigrew||2.3%||591|
Sarvis' website lists the following issues:
- Excerpt: "Change is coming to Richmond. I am bringing to the state capital a new brand of leadership that focuses on our common priorities, solves problems in intelligent ways, avoids divisiveness and partisanship, and fosters unity, good government, freedom, opportunity, and prosperity."
- Transportation Funding Equity
- Excerpt: "Transportation infrastructure is supposed to be a major priority of our state government. So why is traffic such a mess? Because Richmond wastes taxpayer money on non-priorities and gives Northern Virginia short shrift in transportation infrastructure spending."
- Mark Center / BRAC
- Excerpt: "Let’s elect a leader who demands that any building project must take into account externalities like traffic and environmental impact and have plans to mitigate them from the outset. That’s good economics and good public policy."
- Excerpt: "Empowering parents through local control of public schools is the default rule of good government. But our state government in Richmond trampled over that rule a quarter-century ago, mandating all public schools throughout the state start the academic year after Labor Day."
- Excerpt: "I propose totally overhauling Virginia’s tax scheme, replacing it with a system designed for long-term prosperity and transparency. No more loopholes. No more group favoritism. No more carve-outs and subsidies."
Sarvis and his wife, Astrid, have one child.