Republican nominee Craig H. Giese is both a professional accountant and a Lancaster County farmer.
A native of Lancaster County, he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Accounting. He has been a member of the firm Dehnert, Clarke and Co., PC in Irvington, since 1993.
While working part time for Dehnert, Clarke, Craig operates a 650-acre farm in the Upper Lancaster County area. Craig served as state chairman of the Virginia Farm Bureau Young Farmers and has also served as president of the Northumberland/Lancaster Farm Bureau and is a former chairman, and currently treasurer, of the Northern Neck Farm Museum.
He and his wife Michelle live near Lively with their daughter Madison. He is an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church.