Meet John Lesinski
Candidate for Virginia's 5th Congressional District
John has been serving his community and country the majority of his life. He served four years on active duty in the Marine Corps and twenty-two in the Marine Corps Reserve, retiring in 2006 at the rank of colonel. John settled in Virginia in 1985 upon leaving active duty and began his career in commercial real estate. He has been a proud Virginian for the past 35 years.
John was elected to the Rappahannock County School Board in 2011 and served as chairman for four years. In 2015, he was elected to the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors. His experience over the past four years includes serving his county on the Broadband Committee, the Planning Commission, the Public Safety Committee, the Building and Facilities Task Force, the Regional Jail Commission, the Community Management and Policy Team, and the Rappahannock Rapidan River Basin Commission.
John is passionate about serving his fellow veterans. He is a leader in the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, serves on the Virginia Veterans Services Foundation and Virginia Board of Veterans Services, and has raised service dogs for Veterans Moving Forward.
John has also worked to expand rural healthcare. He was on the board of directors for the Warren Memorial Hospital in Front Royal, VA, and is currently on the Foundation Board for the new hospital that is under construction.
John and his wife Heidi have been married for 24 years and have lived in Virginia’s Fifth District for the past 12 years.
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Virginia's 5th Congressional District
Virginia's 5th Congressional District is located in the central portion and stretches vertically across the state. The district includes the following counties: Albermarle, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Lunenburg, Madison, Mecklenburg, Nelson, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, and Rappahannock. In addition, it includes portions of Bedford, Fauquier, and Henry counties along with all of Charlottesville city.