Ben is a consumer financial protection attorney running in one of the most competitive senate races in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Before entering private practice, Ben worked at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau holding credit card, student loan, auto finance, and mortgage companies accountable.
During the pandemic, Ben oversaw the agency’s supervision of the credit card markets to ensure that credit card companies provided clear guidance to consumers on available relief programs and did not engage in unfair, deceptive, or abusive financial practices. He is the current Aquia District representative on the Stafford County Public Utilities Commission. He has been an advocate for ratepayers, raising public awareness about the Youngkin Administration’s failure to provide American Rescue Plan funds timely to low and moderate-income families at immediate risk of utility shutoffs.
Ben was raised by a single mom in a trailer park. He knows firsthand the struggles of working families living paycheck-to-paycheck, and how most Americans live just a medical bill away from bankruptcy. While in college, Ben dealt with food insecurity due to a lack of social programs for struggling students. He graduated from George Washington University with high honors and earned a law degree with honors from Howard University School of Law. Ben will be a fierce advocate for Virginia’s working families by building an economy that works for everyone.