Stan is running for Virginia State Senate in SD-4.
After 20 years as a combat soldier, Stan retired from the military in 2002 and returned to school on the GI Bill, earning degrees in political science, public policy, and economics. He later returned to school to do doctoral work in International Relations.
Stan does defense and foreign policy consulting through his firm, Crux Analytics, LLC.
Stan spent his youth in the South as one of four sons in a poor family.
Republican Ryan McDougle has served in SD-4 since 2006. He served in the House of Delegates from 2002-05.