Robert Hurt currently represents Virginiaï¿½s 5th District in the House of Representatives and has been recommended for appointment to the Financial Services Committee in the 112th Congress. The Financial Services Committee has jurisdiction over all aspects of the nationï¿½s financial and housing sectors, and the Committee will play an important role in moving our economy forward.
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.