My Story

Throughout my entire life, I’ve worked to find creative and innovative solutions to complex problems.

That is how I served my country in the Navy, as a Virginia State Delegate, and how I will work every day to solve national and local problems affecting the people of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.

Growing up in Virginia

Del. David Reid was born in Rockbridge County, Virginia. He was one of four children who lived in a four-room cinder block house with an outhouse with his single father. In 1972, he and his siblings were placed at the United Methodist Children’s Home in Richmond. After six years at the Children’s Home, David was taken in by foster parents, adopted, and moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. David’s foster family helped him break the cycle of poverty that his family had lived in for generations, and he became the first person in his family’s history, going back to the 1700’s, to earn a college degree.

The Call to Service

Driven by a deep desire to give back to the country that had given him so much, David joined the US Navy Reserve. He served as a Navy Intelligence Officer and made two deployments to South Korea and one to Iceland, as well as a field deployment with the US Army. After 23 years, he honorably retired as Commander.

His experiences in the Navy helped him become a business professional in strategic management, banking, global telecommunications, and the defense industry. David worked for over 35 years in the NoVA business community, primarily supporting the defense and intelligence sectors.

Continuing to Serve

In 2017, David knew that he had to find a way to keep serving his country. That’s when he decided to run for the Virginia House of Delegates, winning an upset election against an entrenched Republican incumbent.

David and his wife, Barbara, have been married for 30 years and have lived in Ashburn and CD10 for 24 years. His family is deeply involved in our community, where David has been a recreational and travel soccer coach and a certified soccer referee. Barbara volunteers at the Dulles South Food Pantry and has taught karate. While their daughters attended Loudoun County Public Schools and still live in Loudoun County today.