(Newport News, VA) May 2, 2022 – Rob Coleman, former Vice Mayor for the City of Newport News will formally announce his candidacy to represent citizens of the Central District on Newport News City Council. “Newport News has been my home for the past 47 years. It has provided me and my family with the life that I believe everyone is deserving of. As a retired Major of the Newport News Sheriff’s Office, and former council member, I understand the complexities that are facing our city. I believe that we deserve experienced leadership and someone with a proven track record of collaboration, and that is why I am running to represent the citizens of the Central District.”
The public is invited to join Friends for Rob Coleman at Coleman’s formal announcement.
Who: Rob Coleman, retired Major, Newport News Sheriff’s Department, former Vice Mayor of Newport News
What: Official announcement of candidacy of Newport News City Council – Central District
When: Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 5:30 pm
Where: Holiday Inn at City Center, 980 Omni Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606
About Rob Coleman
Robert “Rob Coleman has been a resident of Newport News for nearly 50 years. He attended Newport News Public Schools and graduated from Warwick High School in 1989. Rob is also a graduate of the National Criminal Justice Command College at UVA, The Leadership Institute at the College of William and Mary, and the Hampton Roads Regional Criminal Justice Academy.
For 25 years, Rob was a member of the Newport News Sheriff’s Office where he made his way through the ranks and upon his retirement held the rank of Major and Operations Bureau Chief. In addition to his work heading Boys and Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula’s operations, Rob serves as the President of The Newport News Police Foundation and on the Board of Directors for the Civil Leadership Institute and Alternatives, Inc. Coleman resides in the Central District of Newport News with his wife, Jamie and their son, Jacob.