Dan Ward (VA-7)


Democratic Candidate, Virginia 7th Congressional District


Dan was raised in Central Virginia and attended Virginia public schools. After graduating from Vanderbilt University Dan answered the call to service and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps where he flew combat missions over Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

From 2011-2014 Dan was stationed at the U.S. Department of State, where he was promoted to Colonel and served as a senior military advisor, managing operations in Syria and Ukraine.

After 24+ years of service, Dan retired from the Corps, moved back to Central VA and began flying Boeing 777s. He lives on a farm in Orange with his wife and two children, where he raises cattle and runs a small sawmill.