This Is My Story

Aaron Rouse was born in Norfolk and raised by his mother and grandparents in Virginia Beach. He graduated from First Colonial High School and attended Virginia Tech on a football scholarship. Rouse was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2007 NFL Draft and also played for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals. After retiring from the NFL, Aaron returned home to start a non-profit organization focused on children in underserved communities and served on the Virginia Beach City Council. 

As State Senator, Aaron is focused on building a strong economy for our community, lowering healthcare costs, and ensuring every student has a quality public education and access to job trainings. He serves as the Chair of the Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, overseeing all matters dealing with voting and elections issues in Virginia. Aaron also serves as the Secretary of the Virginia Senate Democratic Caucus and Chair of the Senate ABC Subcommittee. 

With Glenn Youngkin and Winsome Sears fixated on stripping our fundamental freedoms, a Republican Party that funds corporate tax breaks on the backs of everyday Virginians, and Donald Trump, once again, on the ballot, there is no margin for error. Democrats must retake control of our statewide offices in 2025.  

Aaron has built his career on winning in tough spots when it matters – whether it be under the glare of NFL lights or flipping the State Senate seat needed to ensure we blocked Republicans’ assaults on reproductive freedom and voting rights.  Virginia is ready for a new generation of leaders to step up. That’s why Aaron is running to be the next Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.