Mr. Robert K. Saunders Jr., is a native of Farmville and grew up in Cumberland County. He is a Cumberland High School Alumni and has been a working man all of his life. Mr. Saunders retired from the Department of Corrections in 2017 with 31 years of service, although he still serves part-time through Farmville Probation and Parole. Mr. Saunders volunteered with the Farmville Fire Department and served with his father, the late Robert Saunders Sr., in both the fire department and law enforcement. He is an honorary member of the Prince Edward Volunteer Rescue Squad, a valued volunteer with the Special Olympics of Virginia, and participates in the Torch Run, Polar Plunge and Plane Pull.
Mr. Saunders is excited to serve the residents of the fifth district, as well as the county as a whole. He hopes to increase transparency, and bring economic growth and increased revenue. He is a member of the Old Green Creek Baptist Church, and is married to his wife, Demetria Saunders.