Rob was born in California on February 18th, 1971 to a teen-age mother who taught him that above all else, a good education is the foundation to success in life. While neither has a college degree, Rob's parents' instilled in him the belief that everyone deserves the same chance to fulfill their potential, a value that Rob has spent his career working to uphold.
Rob graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Economics, and shortly thereafter moved to Northern Virginia where he met his wife Lisa at the Old Town Safeway. Along with their two daughters, Janelle and Gillian, the Krupickas live in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood.
Before being elected to serve in the House of Delegates, Rob played an active role for over 20 years in shaping the progressive Alexandria that we know today. He began his civic life as president of the Del Ray Citizens Association, and at the urging of the community he successfully ran for City Council in 2003. During his nine years on Council, Rob worked to expand mass transit throughout the city (including leading on the creation of the planned Potomac Yard Metro); advocated for policies that have dramatically increased recycling; instituted policies that encourage people to walk or bike to work (their numbers have more than doubled since his arrival); fought for the acquisition of acres of new open space; successfully pushed to expand pre-k services in the city; streamlined bureaucracy for small businesses so that independent companies have a better chance to thrive; promoted expanded community policing and gang prevention efforts which have contributed to historically low crime rates, and; co-founded the nationally recognized Eco-City Alexandria program that has made Alexandria a recognized leader in energy conservation and sustainability.
In 2009, after helping to create Virginia's school readiness standards, Governor Tim Kaine appointed Rob to the State Board of Education where he worked to expand educational opportunity in Virginia's schools and ensure that children in the Commonwealth show up to Kindergarten ready to learn and graduate High School with the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century economy. On the Board, Rob was a strong advocate for increasing math and science learning opportunities in Virginia as well as for getting away from the stranglehold of the No Child Left Behind law.
On September 4th, 2012 Rob was elected to the House of Delegates with more than 75% of the vote. He sits on the following committees: Privileges and Elections; Counties, Cities and Towns; and Health, Welfare and Institutions. In the General Assembly Rob has quickly become a leader in education issues, in the 2014 session he worked to successfully pass significant SOL reform legislation, which received almost unanimous bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. He is also active with Higher Ed issues; he has worked to reduce the financial burden on low-income students attending Virginia’s colleges and Universities. In 2013 the Virginia Education Association named them their Rookie of the Year.
Criminal justice and mental health are also legislative priorities of Rob’s. During his first year, he successfully argued for increased funding in the budget for Mental Health First Aid Training.
Rob has proven to be a strong voice for the 45th district and continues to work for a progressive Virginia.
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To Contact Delegate Krupicka:
Muriel LaMois, Legislative Aide | DelRKrupicka@House.Virginia.Gov
571-357-4762 | P.O. Box 25455 | Alexandria, VA 22313