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Adam Roosevelt

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Former Republican Nominee Virginia 49th District

Adam Roosevelt is a American Politician and former Republican Nominee for Virginia's House of Delegates in Legislative

District 49 (Arlington & Parts of Fairfax) in 2017. Roosevelt served in the U.S. Military and deployed to Afghanistan to support two (2) campaigns.

Early Life and Education[edit | edit source]

Roosevelt was born in Portsmouth Virginia. He graduated from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mr. Roosevelt received his B.S. in Information Technology Management while deployed in Afghanistan. Mr. Roosevelt is also graduate of the Army Signal Center of Excellence and the NATO Communication Information System School (NCISS) in Latina Italy.

Military Service[edit | edit source]

Roosevelt enlisted in the U.S. Military at 17 years of age and graduated basic training at Ft. Benning "US Army Home of the Infantry" in Georgia (2010). Upon completion of basic training, Roosevelt attended and graduated Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and joined the US Army Signal Corps. Roosevelt's first unit assignment was at Ft. Drum where he deployed to Afghanistan to support the War effort under Operation Enduring Freedom where he worked with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to support special operations. During his first tour to Afghanistan he participated in supporting IT communication missions, Air Operations, and security escorts. He received an Army Commendation for his service in Afghanistan. After returning home he received orders to support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at the Joint Force Command (JFC) in Naples Italy in 2013. Roosevelt worked alongside U.S. and NATO Allies to support diplomatic and cybersecurity missions. Roosevelt deployed for his second tour to Afghanistan to support Operation Freedom Sentinel. While deployed, Roosevelt held various roles to include a Senior Advisory Leadership Role in support of the Train Advise Assist Mission. He was recognized for his leadership in helping the U.S. transition control to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He received the Army Commendation and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal for service under this campaign.

Private Sector[edit | edit source]

After returning home Roosevelt transitioned to the Private Sector in Washington D.C. where he supported cybersecurity as a contractor for the Department of Justice National Security Division. He now supports the Department of Homeland Security as a contractor supporting cybersecurity and information sharing. He remains a member of the Army Reserves where he works part time at the Defense Information System Agency(DISA).

2017 Delegate Candidacy[edit | edit source]

Mr. Roosevelt received the Republican Nomination to represent the 49th District of Virginia which encompasses parts of Fairfax and Arlington county. The District makes up approximately 80,000 people. His platform included policy for lower taxes, veteran rehabilitation and pathway to the workforce, education, small business programs, and cybersecurity. Mr. Roosevelt also addressed key topics as a strong advocate against Transnational Organized Crime, Drug Trafficking, and other National issues. Mr. Roosevelt challenged the Democratic Minority Whip Alphonso Lopez.

Incumbent Alfonso Lopez (D) defeated Adam Roosevelt (R) in the Virginia House of Delegates District 49 general election.[5]

[hide]Virginia House of Delegates, District 49 General Election, 2017
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
    Democratic Alfonso Lopez Incumbent 81.47% 19,308
    Republican Adam Roosevelt 18.53% 4,391
Total Votes 23,699
Source: Virginia Department of Elections

Awards and Recognitions[edit | edit source]

Mr. Roosevelt is highly decorated and awards are listed as follows: 1 Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2 Army Commendation Medals, 4 Army Achievement Medals, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal 2 Combat Stars, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Non - Article 5 North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, 4 Certificates of Achievement, Former Wartime Service Certificate, German URKUNDE, 60 Plus Association Guardian Award

References[edit | edit source]

Category:Early Life

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