June 29, 2022

Rep. Wittman Visits American Government Class

Rep. Rob Wittman (right) addresses students in Professor Abby Jones' class.

Rep. Rob Wittman (right) addresses students in Professor Abby Jones’ class.

On Election Day, UMW students had the opportunity to hear from a member of Congress firsthand. Rep. Rob Wittman, who represents Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, visited Professor Abby Jones’ American government class.

Wittman,  who was re-elected for his third full term in the House of Representatives in 2012, spoke to students about topics ranging from the government shutdown to immigration reform to education, and answered students’ questions for nearly an hour.

Professor Stephen Farnsworth in the Center for Leadership and Media Studies arranged the visit.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.