Service Leaders - Congressional
Rep. Abigail Spanberger | 7th District, Virginia
Abigail began her career in public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the US Postal Inspection Service. Following her love of country, public service, and languages, Abigail joined the CIA as an Operations Officer where she traveled and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. In 2014, Abigail left the CIA and moved back to her hometown in Virginia to work in the private sector. At that time, she started a Girl Scout troop and began advocacy work with Moms Demand Action.
Abigail ran to represent Virginia’s 7th District because she believes we need leaders in Washington who are working every day to make the lives of their constituents better. As a member of Congress, Abigail will bridge divides by listening to all sides and work for solutions that serve the people of the district, rather than escalating everything to a partisan fight. Her commitment to Virginia’s working families include the following priorities: safeguarding Social Security and Medicare into the future, fighting to ensure that every person has access to affordable and quality healthcare, addressing gun violence in our communities and protecting our children in schools, strengthening our public education system and providing more opportunities for job training and apprenticeships, promoting economic growth that leads to higher wages and better jobs, protecting women’s healthcare, pursuing infrastructure programs such as broadband internet, and legislating in support of renewable energy efforts.
Rep. Elaine Luria | 2nd District, Virginia
Elaine Luria is a retired Navy commander who represents Virginia’s 2nd District. She served at sea on six ships as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer and culminated her 20-year Navy career by commanding a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors. Elaine was one of the first women in the Navy’s nuclear power program and among the first women to serve the entirety of her career in combatant ships. Elaine graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a Master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.