David B. Albo is a Republican politician representing the 42nd District of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was born in Flushing, New York on April 18, 1962. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia in Economics in 1984, and studied law at T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He is married to Rita Irene Von Essen and has one son.
He was elected to the House of Delegates in 1994, and is now the most senior northern Virginia member in the Republican Party. He is the Chairman of the Courts of Justice Committee, and a member of both the Privileges and Elections Committee and the General Laws Committee. Within Courts of Justice, he takes part in the Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Immigration, and Judicial Systems Subcommittees. Albo is also a member of the ABC/Gaming Subcommittee, within the General Laws Committee, and the Appointments Subcommittee, within the Privileges and Elections Committee.
Albo is currently a partner at Albo & Oblon, LLP, practicing as a trial lawyer for employment and traffic defense law, which spurred criticism in 2007 for his support of a large increase in charges for felony and misdemeanor driving convictions, which would go towards funds for transportation. As a lawyer dealing with traffic defense, some Virginia residents believed that the new law would benefit his practice.
However, Albo has continued to have loyal supporters for his numerous legislations.