Bryce Reeves, Senator for Virginia's 17th District
Bryce Reeves is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he was recognized for his academic achievement with the coveted Distinguished Military Graduate designation. Upon graduation, Bryce was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as an Airborne Ranger in the Infantry.
After serving in the U.S. Army, Reeves worked as a police officer and was promoted to Vice-Narcotics Detective for Prince William County in Virginia. For the past 16 years, Reeves has run a couple small businesses with his wife, Anne Reeves.
Reeves served as a grassroots leader and Chairman of the Spotsylvania County Republican Committee, and in November 2011 he defeated a 28-year incumbent Democrat to win the 17th District Senate seat. With his narrow win of 86 votes on election night, Reeves changed the balance of power in the Virginia Senate for the second time since Reconstruction. He was re-elected in November 2015 with nearly 63 percent of the vote.
Reeves currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services, overseeing social service, corrections, and alcohol beverage distribution and regulatory matters. He additionally serves on the Courts of Justice, General Laws, Privileges and Elections, Rules, and Joint Rules Committees. In addition to his committee assignments, he was chosen to serve as the Co-Chair of the General Assembly’s Military and Veteran’s Caucus. He is currently the Senate representative on the Virginia Military Advisory Council to the Governor (VMAC), the reconstituted Commission on Military Installations and Defense Activities (COMIDA), and in 2016 was appointed to the Secure Commonwealth Panel. Bryce is a member of the Board of Veterans Services and the WWI and WWII Commemoration Commission and Advisory Council. He serves on the Rappahannock River Basin Commission, the Small Business Commission, and the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences. He also serves on the Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and is a member of the Offender Population Forecast Policy Committee. Additionally, he is also on the advisory board of GOPAC and previously served as Co-Chair of GOPAC’s 2013 Emerging Leaders Summit.
During his time in the General Assembly, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce has recognized Bryce annually for his pro-business stances. The American Conservative Union Foundation has also recognized Bryce with their Conservative Leader award many times and their Conservative Achievement award.
He has received awards from the Military Officers Association of America and Department of Defense for his work on military and veterans issues. He’s also received the Senator of the Year Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia.
In 2016, the National Rifle Association presented Reeves with the Defender of Freedom Award for his work to restore and expand reciprocity rights in Virginia. He is also A+ Rated with the NRA.
Reeves holds a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from George Mason University. He completed the University of Virginia’s Sorensen Political Leaders Program and the Sorensen Candidate Training Program. In 2013, Bryce also completed the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Bryce has been featured on Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN. He resides in Spotsylvania County with his wife Anne and their two children.