Current Position: US Representative for US House District 7 since 2019
Abigail took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic...When she saw partisan politics threatening the country she has worked so hard to protect, she knew it was her time to stand up for the people in the 7th District.
Source: Campaign page
Abigail Spanberger has always served her country and community. And now she is running for Congress. Abigail took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. That oath didn’t come with an expiration date. When she saw partisan politics threatening the country she has worked so hard to protect, she knew it was her time to stand up for the people in the 7th District.
Abigail began her career of 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. She traveled and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. In 2014, Abigail left government service to begin a career in the private sector and bring her and her family back home to Virginia. Working at EAB – Royall & Company, Abigail helped colleges and universities to create diverse student bodies, increase graduation rates, and break down financial barriers to higher education.
Abigail grew up in Short Pump, in Henrico County. She attended J.R. Tucker High School’s Spanish immersion program, served as a Senate Page for US Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA), and graduated from the University of Virginia. After college, Abigail moved to Germany and earned her MBA from a dual-degree German-American program between the GISMA business school and Purdue University.
Abigail and her husband, Adam, live with their children in Glen Allen.
- Federal Agent
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
- CIA officer
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Purdue University’s Krannert School and the GISMA Business School in Hanover, Germany
University of Virginia
Representative Spanberger resides in Glen Allen, Henrico County, Virginia with her husband, Adam, and their three children.
Washington, DC Office
1239 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2815
Glen Allen Office
4201 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (804) 401-4110
9104 Courthouse Rd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: Call (202) 225-2815 for now
In July 2017, Spanberger announced her candidacy for the United States House of Representatives in Virginia’s 7th congressional district in the 2018 election against Dave Brat. She made the final decision to run in the wake of the House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
On June 12, 2018, Spanberger defeated Dan Ward in the primary election for the Democratic Party nomination with 73% of the vote, receiving more votes than any other candidate in the Virginia primaries that day. Her campaign out-raised Brat’s campaign. She won the seat by a narrow margin on November 6, defeating Brat by just over 6,600 votes. While Brat won five of the district’s seven counties, Spanberger dominated the two largest counties, Henrico and Chesterfield, by a combined margin of over 30,000 votes; her margin in either county would have been enough individually to give her the victory.
Spanberger’s victory ended a 38-year hold on the district by Republicans; it had previously been numbered as the 3rd District before 1993. Tom Bliley won the seat in 1981 and handed it to future House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in 2001. Cantor held it until Brat upset him in the 2014 primary.
Spanberger was sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives for her first term on January 3, 2019. In the election for Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives on the opening day of the 116th United States Congress, Spanberger voted for U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, an Illinois Democrat, for speaker. Spanberger maintained her campaign promise to support new leadership in the House.
2018 US Representative for
|Abigail Spanberger (D)||176,079||50.34%|
|Dave A. Brat (R)||169,295||48.40%|
|Joseph B. Walton (L)||4,216||1.21%|
Source: Department of Elections
SPANBERGER, ABIGAIL has run in 1 race for public office, winning 1 of them. The candidate has raised a total of $7,294,690
Source: Follow the Money
Europe, Eurasia, Energy, & the Environment Subcommittee, Vice Chair
Asia, the Pacific, & Nonproliferation Subcommittee
Conservation & Forestry Subcommittee, Chair
Commodity Exchanges, Energy, & Credit Subcommittee
Also see Spanberger government page
See: Vote Smart
Spanberger Pushes For Sound, Informed Foreign Policy In Exchange with Sec. Pompeo
Published on March 27, 2019
Abigail Spanberger on MSNBC
Published on October 22, 2018
Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Congress in Virginia’s 7th District speaks with MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts about the new bipartisan health care bill introduced in the Senate.
Abigail Spanberger for Congress
Published on October 24, 2018
Good Morning America: This former CIA spy turned congressional candidate wants to flip her district
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