Virginia State Senator Walter Stosch recently retired from representing nearly 200,000 residents in the 12th Senatorial District. First serving as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Senator Stosch was elected to the Senate of Virginia in 1991. He was the only CPA serving in the General Assembly.
Senator Stosch has been a leader on numerous issues impacting all Virginians. He led tax reform issues including removal of taxation on Social Security and groceries, and his legislation over the years has created thousands of jobs and made college more accessible and affordable. He is a strong advocate for K-12 and higher education and he was chief patron of Virginia’s innovative Public-Private Partnership Act. He has been ranked in numerous years as the most effective member of the Senate and Legislator of the Year.
Senator Stosch is a lifelong resident of Virginia, born in Richmond County and currently resides in Henrico County. He is married to the former Eleanor Herbert of Westmoreland County. They have two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.