David C. Culpepper

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


David C. Culpepper graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and earned a Master’s degree from the Naval War College. He is a retired Navy Captain who served as a Naval Aviator. He served as a Topgun instructor and was the Commanding Officer of US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay [4]. He is also a business owner, serving as President of the Culpepper Radiator Service, the Virginia Carolina Auto Cool, and Culpepper Holdings LLC [2]. Culpepper also currently works as a Commercial Pilot [3].

Key Issues


Culpepper believes in “students first, parents always” and wants to increase transparency in public schools. He also believes there should be more focus on the basics of education [4]. He disagreed with the school district’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and believes students should have returned to school and stopped wearing masks earlier [3].


Students First Virginia


1 ​​VPAP
2 LinkedIn
3 The Princess Anne Independent News
4 Students First VA