Dr. Steve Pleickhardt is the Republican Nominee for Virginia's 50th House district. Originally from Long Island, New York- Steve moved to Washington DC in 1981 to attend Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He joined a dental group in Falls Church following graduation, and was a partner until 1996 when he was provided with a unique opportunity to work and live in Moscow, Russia. Having experienced the destruction of communism first-hand, Dr. Steve has decided to challenge self-proclaimed socialist Del. Lee Carter.

Eventually Dr. Steve moved to Prague in the Czech Republic where he opened the first American Dental Associates in 2001. Dr. Steve lived in Prague for a few years before meeting his wife, Ekaterina. Both of their sons were born in Prague before moving to Bristow, Virginia in the fall of 2004.

Dr. Steve opened his second American Dental office in Bristow and has been an active member of the community. He has served as the President of his local Home Owners Association for the last sixteen years. His sons were educated by Prince William County Public Schools and are now both attending George Mason University.

As a business owner for twenty years, Dr. Steve has first hand experience with the issues facing small business owners. A fiscal conservative, Dr. Steve is looking to add "a voice of reason" to the Virginia House of Delegates in an effort to improve the lives of  ALL Virginians from ALL walks of life.