After serving for seven years on Virginia's Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, this Democratic Party politician launched an unsuccessful campaign for a Virginia seat in the United States House of Representatives.
After studying economics at the University of Pittsburgh, he earned an MBA from the West Virginia College of Graduate Studies and a J.D. from George Washington University.
When he ran for Congress, he was endorsed by Everytown for Gun Safety; the National Education Association; and The Human Rights Campaign, among other left-wing organizations.
He and his four younger brothers were raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His marriage to physician Marilyn Jerome resulted in sons named Matthew and Patrick.
He and fellow Democrat Scott Surovell both held prominent political positions in Fairfax County, Virginia.