John C. Whitbeck, Jr. is an attorney and small-business owner from Loudoun County, Virginia. His law practice focuses on family law, education law, criminal law, mental health law and civil litigation.
Chairman Whitbeck was elected on January 24, 2015 to serve the remaining term of retiring Chairman Pat Mullins. He was previously the Chairman of the 10th Congressional District Committee, which played a key role in Rep. Barbara Comstock’s landslide win in 2014.
He previously served as a professor of law at George Mason University Law School, and the former Director of the George Mason University Law and Mental Illness Clinic. The Clinic provided pro bono legal representation to the families of mentally ill individuals seeking to have their loved ones committed to psychiatric treatment.
In addition to his law practice, Chairman Whitbeck served as Substitute Judge in Virginia District Courts and Special Prosecutor in the Loudoun County General District Courts.
Chairman Whitbeck is active in the Loudoun County Community, serving at various times on Local Governmental Boards and Charitable Boards, including the Loudoun County Government Reform Commission, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, President of the Lansdowne on the Potomac Homeowner’s Association and the Loudoun County Criminal Justice Board.
He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus in the St. John’s Parish in Leesburg, Virginia.
Chairman Whitbeck attended law school at George Mason University., and graduated with an A.B. in Politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.
During his time at Occidental, he was a starting tight end and offensive lineman on the NCAA affiliated football team, was a member of the Occidental Rugby Club, and served as the President of the Delta Phi Chapter of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity in his junior and senior years.
Mr. Whitbeck was also the Chairman of the Occidental chapter of the College Republicans in his sophomore and junior years.