Former Green Bay Packers safety Aaron Rouse is running for office in his hometown of Virginia. The former MVP honoree for the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers in 2011 has started a campaign to run for city council over the weekend.
Rouse, 34, announced released this statement on Facebook.
“After a career in the NFL I decided to return to my hometown of Virginia Beach, to give back to a community that has given so much to me. Throughout the time that I’ve been back home I’ve noticed some things in our local government I’d like to see changed. My grandfather was an army vet. He taught me the principle of leadership by example – not to talk about change but to be the change. And that’s why I’ve decided to run for Virginia Beach City Council At-Large.”
Rouse is a Virginia Beach native, who was a star safety for Virginia Tech before getting drafted in the third-round pick by Green Bay in 2007. The Virginia Beach city council is currently occupied by 11 members. While most members of the board represent the district they reside in, as an at-large council candidate Rousey would have no district residency requirement.