About Pete

Pete Candland was elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on November 8, 2011, to represent the people of the Gainesville District. Since being elected, Pete has been appointed by his peers to represent Prince William County on the Planning Coordination Advisory Committee on the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), the Northern Virginia Regional Commission (NVRC), and the Council of Governments (COG).

Pete attended public school in Maryland, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Brigham Young University, and earned an MBA from Marymount University.

After completing his education, Pete spent 14 years working in the global telecommunications industry in Virginia and as the Executive Vice President of a defense contracting company based in Prince William County. Currently, Pete owns and operates a consulting firm, advising organizations around the country. Pete brings his years of business experience to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. With a specialty in finance and contract negotiations, Pete knows how to build agreement and lead coalitions for positive results.

Early in his career, Pete observed first-hand the invaluable lessons on the effects that government can have on private enterprise and its ability to create jobs in the economy.

With the ever-increasing expansion of government and burdensome tax rates on the citizens of Prince William County and small businesses, Pete felt personally compelled to begin a life of public service. Pete has brought a commitment to making government accountable to the citizens of Prince William County and has been a tireless advocate for promoting reforms to make the County government more efficient, to spend our tax dollars wisely, to keep taxes as low as possible, and to limit the scope of government to the core services it should provide to its citizens.

Pete has spent the last 21 years happily married to his best friend, Robyn. They are the proud parents of four children who all attend or have attended Prince William County schools.  Robyn is a former fifth grade teacher in the Prince William County School system and has seen first-hand the struggles teachers face in the county. Pete and Robyn also run a local ice cream shop with locations in Haymarket and Bristow – employing over 20 kids in the community. Their children enjoy participating in local basketball, softball, and swim teams.