Virginia 5th District Congressional Candidate
Service: U.S. Marine Corps
Roger Dean “RD” Huffstetler is a Marine veteran and entrepreneur running for Congress in Virginia’s 5th District. RD was born at the Gaston County Hospital in North Carolina and grew up in a rural family. With the help of public schools, mentors, and scholarships, he became the first in his family to graduate from college at the University of West Georgia.
In 2003, RD enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served in a Prowler Unit responsible for conducting airborne electronic warfare and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant in 2007, RD attended Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government on the GI Bill. After school, he spent five years working for technology companies and eventually started his own. RD and his wife Emily live in Charlottesville where she works as an OB/GYN at Martha Jefferson Hospital.