Tom Garrett is the freshman Congressman representing Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District.
Early on, Tom acquired both his Bachelor’s and Law Degrees from the University of Richmond, and began his service to our country with six years in the Army. During that service he honed his leadership skills, had an opportunity to work with great American patriots, and fight for the Constitutional rights we hold dear.
In 2007, Tom entered public service in a new way. That year he challenged and defeated a two term incumbent for the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney in Louisa before winning a landslide election to the Virginia Senate in 2011.
Having represented the 22nd Senatorial District in the Virginia General Assembly, Tom has been working tirelessly for years in this region on job growth and economic development.
Over the years, Tom has received numerous awards including: 2012 Freshman Legislator of the Year (Virginia Chamber of Commerce), 2013 Defender of Liberty (American Conservative Union), 2014 Legislator of the Year (Virginia Chamber of Commerce), 2014 Champion of Justice (Virginia Association of Commonwealths Attorneys), 2015 Defender of Liberty (American Conservative Union), and most recently the FreedomWorks May 2017 Member of the Month.
During his tenure in Congress, Tom will be working to advance Constitutional principles, rein in reckless spending, improve education initiatives for our students, and put the safety and security of this nation above all else.
He was named to the House Committees on Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, and Education and Workforce for the 115th Congress.
Tom lives in Buckingham County with his wife, Flanna, and two daughters Carolyn and Laura.