Local CEO to Run for Albo’s Seat

Local CEO to Run for Albo’s Seat

— OptfinITy CEO Michael Drobnis is running for the Republican nomination for the 42nd District of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Drobnis, a 15-year resident of Fairfax County, is the CEO of local technology company OptfinITy. He has served on the boards of two chambers of commerce and is past president of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on a Fairfax County advisory committee, is a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, a member of the Leadership Fairfax class of 2017, a coach for three SYC recreational sports teams and a frequent volunteer with Fairfax County Public Schools.

"As a small business owner, father, past leader of the chamber of commerce, and a community volunteer, I understand the concerns of the people of Northern Virginia and the 42nd District. My goal is to build upon the great work Delegate Albo has done for the past 23 years, while bringing fresh ideas to improve education and workforce development. Innovative solutions in these two areas should be one of Virginia’s top priorities. As an IT professional, I see the immense value that a highly skilled workforce brings to our economy, and our community. The path to getting Virginia back to #1 in economic growth starts with workforce development and education.

“Delegate Albo has been an outstanding community leader and will be greatly missed. I join the many others who have already thanked Dave for his tireless efforts on behalf of the 42nd District. The next delegate needs to represent the values of all residents, and have the same work ethic and constituent services as Dave is known for. I firmly believe that I am the best choice to continue Dave’s legacy of innovative policy solutions, and a dedication to the community.”

Drobnis said in a statement announcing his candidacy.

The Republican Firehouse Primary will be held on Saturday, June 10, at Hunt Valley Elementary School. You can learn more about Drobnis and his campaign by visiting