Candidate Details

Abigail Spanberger

House - Challenger

Abigail Spanberger is the Democratic nominee to challenge Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. She began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer with the US Postal Inspection Service, working on narcotics and money laundering cases. She then joined the CIA as an operations officer, serving during the Bush and Obama administrations.

As a former CIA operations officer, Spanberger understands just how significant the national security partnership between the US and Israel is, and she supports the continued cooperation between US and Israeli intelligence organizations. During her time with the CIA, Spanberger focused on the Iranian nuclear threat for years, including clandestine collection of information related to the Iranian nuclear program. For this reason, she has a deep appreciation for the immense diplomatic achievement that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action represented. She remains committed to working to ensure that Iran is not able to develop a nuclear weapon.