Ed Comer is married to Cathy, with whom he as three children and five grandchildren. He attended the University of Richmond, then received his medical degree at the Medical College of Virginia, after which he specialized in pediatrics. He has practiced pediatric medicine in the Harrisonburg area for about 40 years. During this time he served on the Rockingham School Board for eight years. He also held various roles on the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Staff. He is very active in the Massanutten Presbyterian Church and the Cross Keys, Mill Creek Ruritan Club. Ed is an avid gardener, loves classical music and enjoys playing the piano. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Bach Festival and enjoyed serving as Advisory Board President for several years.