• AAMVA Board of Directors - Member Biography

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    Richard D. Holcomb
    Commissioner, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

    As Commissioner of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, Richard D. Holcomb manages a state agency with a budget of approximately $243 million and a statewide workforce of more than 2,000 employees. Holcomb is also the Governor's Highway Safety Representative and serves on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Commission. He is chairman of the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. This is Holcomb's second stint as the leader of the state agency that serves more than eight million customers each year. 

    Under his leadership, Virginia became the first state to offer secure online driver's license renewals. Holcomb also launched the DMV 2 Go mobile operations program and expanded mobile operations in 2012 with the introduction of the DMV Connect program: a nationally recognized program that provides ID card services to incarcerated individuals prior to their release as well as customers at nursing homes and group homes.

    On Capitol Hill, Holcomb served as chief of staff to three members of Congress and as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Security and Terrorism.  He served as a law clerk for a federal judge and also worked in private practice. Holcomb holds an undergraduate degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's Virginia Executive Institute.