Elect Waylin K. Ross as your voice in the Senate of Virginia!

Your Friend, Waylin Ross, is running for State Senate. After graduating from PHS in Petersburg, VA, where he was proudly born and raised, Ross went off to Old Dominion University - where he majored in Political Science with a history minor. He later received his Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University, with a concentration in Economics.


Proudly born and raised in Petersburg,
Waylin Ross is running for Virginia State Senate.

In addition to serving as the Governor's Fellow in the Executive Office of Governor Bob McDonnell, he sharpened his legislative skills working for two State Senators and a delegate, including Yvonne B. Miller - the first black woman elected to the General Assembly. Equally important, Ross recalls his very first position of public trust - Lieutenant of Robert E. Lee Elementary Safety Patrol.

At the young age of 25, Waylin accepted a position at Northern Virginia Community College teaching macroeconomics and microeconomics the following three years. At the same age, Ross opened his first company—ParaLobby, LLC— a firm that provides government support services to businesses.


Despite his youth, Waylin has over ten years of unquestionable leadership experience. As a freshman at ODU, he graduated from Sorensen Institute, College Leaders Program in 2009. After organizing student lobby days at the General Assembly and successful letter writing campaigns that helped to secure more than 20 million dollars in additional funds, Waylin was elected as Chairman of Virginia21 Student Leadership Committee - grassroots arm of the largest student advocacy group across the state. He is the founding member, and first president of ODU's political honor society, Phi Sigma Alpha. After joining the National Urban League Young Professionals Richmond chapter, Ross served as Director of Advocacy and Legislative Affairs on NULYP's national board. In 2015, the governor appointed Waylin to the state's Board for Professional and Occupational Regulation.