Summary

The 2nd district is based in Hampton Roads, containing the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Virginia’s Eastern Shore is also located within the district. The incumbent is Democrat Elaine Luria, who was re-elected with 51.6% of the vote in 2020.

Despite her home in Norfolk no longer being in the district, Luria is running for re-election in this seat.

About

Predictions

SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[13]TossupDecember 28, 2021
Inside Elections[14]TossupFebruary 8, 2022
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[15]TossupJanuary 4, 2022
Politico[16]TossupApril 5, 2022
RCP[17]Lean R (flip)June 9, 2022

Elaine Luria

Current Position: US Representative for US House District 2 since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 US Representative

Other Positions:
Vice Chair, Committee on Armed Services
Chair, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs – Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

Featured Quote:
“Today, too many Americans are working hard and getting less. That’s because politicians in Washington aren’t looking out for them. That’s why I am running for Congress.

The core values of Security, Equality, and Prosperity will serve as my compass in representing the 2nd District.”

For more information, go to this post.

Jen Kiggans

Current Position: State Senator for District 7 since 2020
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 US Representative for District 2

After earning a degree from Boston University in International Relations, Jen Kiggans stepped up to serve her country in the United States Navy. Jen served for ten years as a helicopter pilot flying H-46 and H-3 helicopters, completing two deployments to the Persian Gulf. Her husband is a retired F-18 pilot who retired after 20 years as a Naval aviator.

Jen is currently a board-certified Adult-Geriatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and graduate of Old Dominion University’s Nursing School and Vanderbilt University’s Nurse Practitioner program. When she is not at EVMS, she serves as a primary care provider for a small private practice. Jen is a passionate advocate for accessibility and affordability of mental health care and mental health screening.

For more information, go to this post.