Virginia Senate Republican Caucus

Senator Bill DeSteph

Senator Bill DeSteph

588 Cental Drive

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

(757) 321-8180

District 08

Part of the City of Virginia Beach

Meet the Senator: 

Bill DeSteph is a pragmatic, compassionate veteran, entrepreneur, leader, and father, whose chosen pursuit is to serve and protect our nation’s citizens. He has devoted his entire career to assessing critical problems, devising prudent strategies, and executing innovative solutions. As Delegate representing the 8th Senate District, he intends to bring his proven record of accountability and economic development to the Virginia General Assembly.

A Desert Storm veteran, DeSteph proudly served in the United States Navy, both as a chief petty officer and later as a naval special-warfare intelligence officer. He later joined the defense technology firm AMTI as a senior vice president and co-owner, where he assisted in the growth and eventual sale of the company. Since 2006 he has served on the Virginia Beach City Council, where he earned a reputation as a fiscal conservative who consistently fights for government transparency and accountability.

DeSteph has given his time and resources to the city of Virginia Beach for years, coaching youth sports as well as volunteering for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Prevent Child Abuse Hampton Roads, the Noblemen, Hampton Roads Community Care and the Naval Special Warfare Foundation. He also serves on the Boy Scouts of America Tidewater Council Board of Directors, and is an active member of Law Enforcement United, participating in the annual “Road to Hope” bicycle ride for many years.

Bill believes in smaller, smarter government, and will work tirelessly on behalf of the citizens of Virginia Beach to promote public safety, free-market capitalism, energy independence, and private-sector job creation throughout the commonwealth and our great nation.

Born: Hartford, Connecticut on October 28th, 1964
Residence: City of Virginia Beach
Entered Senate: 2016

Previous Elected Offices: 
  • Virginia House of Delegates 2014-2016
  • Virginia Beach City Council 2006-2014
Senate Committee Assignments: 
  • Local Government Committee
  • Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
  • Transportation Committee
District Geography: 
Locality Population % of District
Virginia Beach (part) 198,279 100.0%

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