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Rob Krupicka

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Rob Krupicka
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Virginia House of Delegates District 45
Incumbent
In office
September 28, 2012-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alexandria City Council
2003-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Virginia
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 18, 1971
Place of birthCalifornia
ProfessionFinancial services and technology industries
Websites
Office website
Personal website
K. Robert "Rob" Krupicka, Jr. (b. February 18, 1971) is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 45. He won a special election to the seat on September 4, 2012.[1][2]

Biography

Krupicka graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics. He has worked in the financial services and technology industries as well as with early childhood programs.[3]

Krupicka was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 30 of the Virginia State Senate. He has served on the Alexandria City Council since 2003. He was also appointed to the State Board of Education by the Governor.

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Krupicka's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[4]

  • Education: Strengthening Learning from the Early Years through College

Excerpt: "Rob is working to help every child succeed by pushing for pre-K and after-school programs, to engage parents more deeply in our schools, to support great teachers and to improve access to Virginia's outstanding colleges and universities."

  • The Economy: Creating Jobs by Supporting Small Business, Veterans and Innovation

Excerpt: "Rob will continue to help neighborhood small businesses create jobs, to help veterans and all hardworking Virginians find work and to make sure we are competing for the jobs of the future by supporting innovative industries like renewable energy and technology."

  • Transportation: Reducing Gridlock and Improving the Environment with New Transit

Excerpt: "With Rob's help, Virginia has expanded bus, metro and rail funding by almost 40%. He will keep fighting for better solutions that reduce gridlock and protect our environment. He'll work to make sure our region and state use our transportation resources effectively."

  • Health Care: Improving Health Care with Efficient Reforms and Access for Everybody

Excerpt: "Rob has been a successful champion for improved mental health services and is fighting to reform and expand Medicaid to over 400,000 Virginians so that everybody can have access to quality health care - helping us make our health system more cost effective and creating over 30,000 new jobs in Virginia."

  • Equality: Fighting for Equal Rights for all Virginians

Excerpt: "Rob supports marriage equality and is committed to making sure every Virginian has the opportunity to live and work equally in our state regardless of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. He co-sponsored anti-discrimination bills in the last session and is committed to making this a priority. Rob sees these issues as not only the right thing to do, but also critical for our economy, for attracting employers to the state and working with the military partners in Virginia which are providing full equality for their employees."

2011

Krupicka's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Making Education a Priority

Excerpt: "Rob’s plan for education includes expanding access to and the quality of early childhood programs, increasing STEM education throughout the education system, expanding the innovative Governor’s School program so that Elementary and Middle Schools can use it, and increasing professional development for teachers so they can provide the individualized instruction our students need."

  • Environmental Stewardship (Energy, Air, Land, Water and Transportation)

Excerpt: "As Senator Rob will work to promote new electric and hybrid fuel alternatives for cars to counter rising gas prices and help end our dependence on foreign oil and he has a plan to provide local governments with new tools to promote energy conservation and green jobs."

  • A Commitment to our Veterans

Excerpt: "As Senator Rob will steadfastly support legislation to ensure our men and women in uniform have access to education, housing, and employment opportunities when they return home to Virginia."

  • Progressive Tax Reform

Excerpt: "As Senator, Rob will support legislation to make Virginia’s tax system more fair."

  • Fairness and Opportunity

Excerpt: "Rob is a strong supporter of marriage equality."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Krupicka won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 45. Krupicka ran unopposed in the June 11th Democratic Primary. He defeated Jeffrey Engle (I) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 45 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Krupicka Incumbent 73.7% 21,197
     Independent Jeffrey Engle 25.2% 7,252
     Write-in Write-in 1% 301
Total Votes 28,750

2012

See also: State legislative special elections, 2012

Krupicka won a special election for Virginia House of Delegates District 45. The seat was vacant following David Englin's (D) resignation, which became effective on August 31. Krupicka defeated Timothy McGhee (R) and Justin Malkin (L) in the special election on September 4, 2012.[6][7][1]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 45, Special Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRob Kruicka 75.7% 6,388
     Republican Timothy McGhee 20.5% 1,729
     Libertarian Justin Malkin 3.4% 289
     Write-In Various 0.3% 29
Total Votes 8,435

2011

See also: Virginia State Senate elections, 2011

Krupicka ran in the 2011 election for Virginia Senate District 30. He was defeated by Adam Ebbin in the primary on August 23, 2011. The general election took place on November 8, 2011. [8][9]

Virginia State Senate Democratic Primary, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Ebbin 38.8% 4,562
Rob Krupicka 36% 4,231
Libby Garvey 25.3% 2,976
Total Votes 11,769

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Krupicka’s endorsements included the following:[10]

  • Virginia League of Conservation Voters
  • Virginia Education Association
  • Sierra Club
  • LGBT Democrats of Virginia
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia

Personal

Krupicka and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters.[3]

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Preceded by
David Englin
Virginia House of Delegates District 45
2012–present
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