Jennifer Rouse

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Challenger

Background

Jennifer Rouse earned a BA in English literature from Virginia Wesleyan College and an MS in sociology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Rouse has worked as a research assistant and is currently a professor of sociology at Tidewater Community College. She also currently owns a consulting business [3]. Rouse is the wife of city council member Aaron Rouse, who represents an at-large seat on the council but is not seeking reelection [4].

Key Issues

Government

Rouse supports the new Virginia Beach district system, believing it creates a city council with more localized representation [4]. She wants to make decisions based mainly on the interests of the local community [1].

Civil Rights

Rouse wants to make Virginia Beach more inclusive [2].

Community

Rouse wants to teach students about the community through the City Council position [2].

Endorsements

Virginia Beach Democratic Committee; DTRT PAC; Aaron Rouse, At-Large City Councilmember; Catalyst for Change

Sources

1 Jennifer Rouse for City Council 
2 Wavy 
3 LinkedIn 
4 Princess Anne Independent News
5 DTRT PAC
6 Virginia Beach Democratic Committee