Barbara Comstock was elected to the US House of Representatives in November of 2014 to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District (Loudoun County, Clarke County, Frederick County, and parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County as well as the Cities of Winchester, Manassas Park, and Manassas City). She currently serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the House Administration, and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. She serves as Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Research and Technology of the Science, Space and Technology Committee.
Rep. Comstock served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 2010 to 2015. She served as Chairwoman of the Science and Technology Committee and also served on the Commerce and Labor Committee and the Transportation Committee. In 2012, she received the Virginia Chamber of Commerce “Free Enterprise” award in 2012 and the “Competitiveness” award 2014.
Rep. Comstock was appointed to serve on the Governor's Economic Development and Job Creation Commission and was also appointed by Virginia’s House of Delegates Speaker to serve on the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission. In the summer of 2010, she was selected as one of 50 state legislators to participate in the "Emerging Political Leaders" program sponsored by the State Legislative Leaders Foundation and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Rep. Comstock served in the federal government for over a dozen years. She served first as a senior aide in the 1990s to Virginia Congressman Frank R. Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th Congressional District for 34 years. As a senior aide to Congressman Wolf, she was immersed in issues important to Northern Virginia such as federal employee and health care issues, telework and business issues, appropriations for the district, and tax relief for Virginia families.
After working in Congressman Wolf’s office, Rep. Comstock was recruited to serve on the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee, the largest House committee, for which she became Chief Counsel and led hearings and oversight of investigations into waste, fraud, and abuse. She also served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Justice. Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, her responsibilities included leading communications efforts at the Department of Justice, the FBI, and other department agencies and coordinating those efforts for the Attorney General and other senior officials as well as coordinating with other Departments such as Homeland Security, Defense, and State.
Rep. Comstock formed a small business as founding partner of Comstock Strategies. She was also a founding partner of Corallo Comstock, a public relations and government affairs firm.
Prior to establishing Corallo Comstock, she was a senior partner and principal at Blank Rome, LLP and Blank Rome Government Relations, LLC.
In 2013, Rep. Comstock founded “The Young Women’s Leadership Program” for young women in high school and junior high. The program is designed to inspire the next generation of young women by bringing them together with women leaders in a variety of careers and professions throughout our region.
Rep. Comstock graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and Middlebury College with a B.A. in Political Science.
Rep. Comstock lives in McLean, Virginia with her husband Chip and their three children.