Greg Parks

Clerk of the Circuit Court


Greg will be the first openly gay Clerk of Court elected in Virginia


Greg was born in Nebraska where he grew up in a household steeped in public service as the son and grandson of State legislators. He attended the University of Nebraska on a National Merit Scholarship graduating with a dual major in Political Science and History, and minors in Economics, Speech Communication, and English. Greg attended American University, earning his J.D. degree, and recently completed a Master of Laws degree at George Washington University.

After graduating from law school, Greg served as an attorney for the United States Coast Guard, working on maritime safety and environmental protection. He then served as a Brookings Institution Congressional Fellow, and subsequently went on to progressively more senior legal and management positions with the Federal Government. After 9/11, Greg was selected to serve on the White House team that built the Department of Homeland Security. For the past eight years, Greg was Chief Counsel of a Federal administrative court. As Chief Counsel, he oversaw and directed the full range of legal and operational functions as well as serving as ethics counsel to the judges.

Greg is active in his adopted hometown, volunteering with the local Democratic Committee and serving on its Executive Board as Legal Counsel, as well as serving on several city commissions, the Alexandria Bar Association, and the Arlington/Alexandria Gay Lesbian Alliance. Greg lives in Alexandria’s Rosemont neighborhood with his husband David.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Greg will be the first openly gay Clerk of Court elected in Virginia.

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