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SD07 Dem Nominee Aaron Rouse Announces Nearly $1,000,000 Fundraising Haul Heading Into Special Election

Now, let's make sure we elect him next Tuesday!


Wow, impressive by the Aaron Rouse for SD07 campaign! Now let’s make sure we elect him next Tuesday!

Rouse Announces Nearly $1,000,000 Fundraising Haul Heading Into Special Election

Raises Over $965,000 in Two Months

Virginia Beach — Today, Councilman Aaron Rouse’s campaign for SD-07 announced that he raised a record-breaking more than $977,000 in the second half of 2022, for a total of $1.1 million over the course of the year. This strong fundraising showing comes as the Rouse campaign gears up for the closing week of the special election.

Aaron’s campaign is fueled by grassroots support, with over 3,000 individuals supporting his effort to head to Richmond, and more than 90% of all donations totaling $100 or less.

“Virginians are energized and committed to sending Aaron Rouse to the State Senate,” said Rouse’s Campaign Manager, Ryan Jackson. “Virginians understand the stakes of this special election and are joining Aaron Rouse’s team to elect him on January 10th. In the Senate, Aaron will continue to fight for Virginia families, defend reproductive rights, and ensure every child has access to a world-class education.”


Aaron was born in Norfolk and raised in Virginia Beach. He attended First Colonial High School and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Rouse was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2007 NFL Draft and also played for the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals. After retiring from the National Football League, Rouse returned home to Virginia Beach to begin his career in public service. He served as a coach and a mentor before founding Rouse’s House, a nonprofit organization that serves to establish education as the foundation for today’s youth, with a primary goal of exposing youth and families in the community to a broader world of learning. On November 6, 2018, Rouse was elected to the Virginia Council as an at-large member. He enjoys outdoor activities and currently resides in the heart of Virginia Beach with his wife, Councilman-Elect Jennifer. He’s the proud father of a son and daughter. 


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