Ben Cline represents Virginia’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Education and Labor Committee. He previously served as a Member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 24th District from 2002-2018. In the Virginia House, Cline chaired the Committee on Militia, Police, and Public Safety, and he was the House Co-Chair of the Conservative Caucus.
Prior to his election to the House of Representatives in 2018, Ben was an attorney in private practice with offices in Lexington, Amherst, and Harrisonburg. From 2007 until 2013, he served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockingham County and the City of Harrisonburg. Ben also worked for Congressman Bob Goodlatte, beginning as a member of his legislative staff and ultimately serving as the Congressman’s Chief of Staff.
Ben grew up in Rockbridge County, Virginia, and is a 1990 graduate of Lexington High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College and his law degree from the University of Richmond. Ben and his wife Elizabeth live in Rockbridge County with their twin daughters, where they attend St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and are members of the Kerrs Creek Ruritan Club.