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Center for Politics Scholars

The Honorable Barbara Comstock

Resident Scholar

The Honorable Barbara Comstock brings years of experience at both the state and federal levels. In 2009, voters in northern Virginia sent Comstock to the House of Delegates. In 2014, she won election to the Tenth Congressional District, which she represented for two terms. She was named as one of the “Top Ten Most Effective Lawmakers” in the 115th Congress by the Center for Effective Lawmaking, a joint effort of the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University. An advocate for women in politics, she established the Barbara Comstock Program for Women in Leadership, which is housed at George Mason University. She currently serves as senior advisor at the law firm of Baker Donelson.