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.
For the past 20 years, Rob has played an active role 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; successful 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 currently works to expand educational opportunity in Virginia's schools and ensure that children in the Commonwealth show up to Kindergarten ready to learn and leave High School with the skills to compete in the 21st Century economy. On the Board, Rob has been 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.
Rob currently works with state and national organizations to promote quality early childhood programs that have a positive impact on the economy of the United States. He has also worked with numerous technology companies from very small to the very large. Rob was an early innovator in online financial services developing one of the first online banking web sites and helping create America Online's online financial services strategy.
All of these experiences have molded Rob’s priorities. As a husband, father, civic activist and public servant, Rob knows the needs of our community first hand.
On September 4th, 2012 Rob won election to the House of Delegates with more than 75% of the vote. In Richmond, he will be a strong voice for the residents of the 45th District.
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To Contact Delegate Krupicka:
Elizabeth Jones, Legislative Aide
P.O. Box 25455
Alexandria, VA 22313