Corey Stewart was re-elected Chairman At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in 2011. Prince William County is located 25 miles from Washington, D.C., and is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s second-most populated county with a population of approximately 440,000 people. Under Corey’s leadership, the Board has controlled taxes and spending that has led to savings of $205 million for Prince William County residents.
During Corey’s time as Chairman, Prince William County has been upgraded to AAA bond rating status by all three-credit agencies – S&P, Fitch and Moody’s. Also, during Corey’s tenure Prince William County was ranked the #1 locality in job growth in Virginia and the #3 locality for job growth in the nation.
As Chairman, Corey has received national recognition for implementing the nation’s toughest crackdown on illegal immigration, resulting in the County turning over more than 7500 criminal illegal immigrants to the U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. This led to a 48.7 % drop in violent crime.
When he took over as Chairman, Corey made it a priority to reform the business and permitting process. These measures have resulted in the time it takes to start a business being reduced by half. Corey was also instrumental in forming the Economic Development Authority, an organization of business leaders in the region who help guide the Board of County Supervisors in applying business friendly policies at the local level.
Corey was born in Minnesota, to a working class family. Corey’s father worked his whole life as a longshoreman and instilled in him a hard work ethic at an early age. When Corey received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, he was the first member of his family to graduate from college. Corey then earned his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul Minnesota where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Corey now works as an International Trade Attorney with his own practice.
Corey and his wife of 20 years, Maria, reside in Woodbridge, VA, with their two sons Isaac and Luke. The Stewart’s are parishioners St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Woodbridge.