REP. CHRISSY HOULAHAN
SERVING PENNSYLVANIA’S 6TH DISTRICT
“It is not a coincidence that this freshmen class brought to Washington a record number of women veterans and service members to Congress. We represent a cohort who believes in putting the country we've served before any sort of partisan agenda. Those who've served have the power to heal this nation, and I'm excited to work towards bringing more women to Congress with that same goal.”
Representative Chrissy Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, engineer, entrepreneur, and educator who is continuing her career of service as the first woman ever to represent Pennsylvania's 6th District in Congress. Chrissy is the daughter and granddaughter of Holocaust survivors who came to America with nothing. She grew up in a military family; her parents met when her father and grandfather flew P3s in the same Navy squadron. She earned her engineering degree from Stanford with an ROTC scholarship that launched her service in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves, and later earned her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. Chrissy has helped lead several thriving Southeastern Pennsylvania companies including AND1, a basketball apparel company headquartered in Paoli, and B Lab, the organization that launched the B Corporation movement. She went on to serve in Teach for America as a chemistry teacher at Simon Gratz High School in North Philadelphia, and then led and scaled a non-profit helping thousands of underserved students all across America build their literacy skills. These experiences helped shape her political vision of a great nation united by common values that leaves no one behind. She is committed to fighting for access to quality, affordable healthcare, common sense gun safety, government accountability and transparency, and working to build a strong, stable economy with good jobs and good benefits for everyone. She sits on three Committees: 1) House Armed Services Committee and its Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities and the Subcommittee on Readiness, 2) House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation, and 3) House Committee on Small Business. Chrissy is a leader driven by a spirit of service and is committed to standing up for the people in her community of southeastern Pennsylvania.
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REP. ELAINE LURIA
SERVING VIRGINIA’S 2ND DISTRICT
“American women get things done, whether on the battlefield, at sea, in the intelligence agencies, or at the U.S. Capitol. Washington is a better place when we elect strong women with a history of serving our nation, and I'm thrilled to work to bring even more to Congress.”
Representative Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s Second Congressional District. Congresswoman Luria served 20 years in the Navy, retiring in 2017 at the rank of Commander. She deployed to the Middle East and Western Pacific, and culminated her Navy career by commanding a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors. Now a member of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Luria serves as Vice Chair of the Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces. She also made history as the first woman veteran from a military service branch to serve on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (HVAC), and the first to lead an HVAC Subcommittee. Representative Luria graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and received a master’s in engineering management from Old Dominion University.
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REP. MIKIE SHERRILL
SERVING NEW JERSEY’S 11TH DISTRICT
"When you serve, you join with individuals from different backgrounds, and from different areas of the country, to work together and complete a mission. We need more of that shared sense of service in the United States Congress. I know that Chrissy, Abigail, Elissa, and Elaine all share in this goal, and I’m incredibly excited to stand alongside them to promote more women with a background in service to run for office.”
As the Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District, Congresswoman Sherrill is working to solve challenges and create opportunities for the people of New Jersey. After graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Congresswoman Sherrill spent almost 10 years on active duty in the United States Navy. She flew missions throughout Europe and the Middle East as a Sea King helicopter pilot, worked on the Battle Watch Floor in the European Theater during the Iraq invasion, and served as a Flag Aide to the Deputy Commander in Chief of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. She also served as a Russian policy officer and worked on the implementation of our nuclear treaty obligations and oversaw the relationship between the U.S. Navy and Russian Federation Navy. After leaving the Navy, Congresswoman Sherrill attended law school, earning her degree from Georgetown University. She eventually joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey, working as an Outreach and Re-entry Coordinator and then as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Congresswoman Sherrill serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, where she also serves as the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee Chairwoman. She and her husband Jason, a fellow Naval Academy graduate, live in Montclair, New Jersey, with their four children.
REP. ELISSA SLOTKIN
SERVING MICHIGAN’S 8TH DISTRICT
“More than ever, we need to elect public servants to Congress who know exactly what it means to put people over partisan politics, and focus on the mission of improving the lives of those they represent. That’s exactly what women with military and service backgrounds know how to do, and I’m so proud to be part of an effort to support that new generation of service-centered leadership in Congress.”
Rep. Slotkin has spent her career in national service. She brings the same mission-focus that guided her through 14 years as a CIA officer and Pentagon official to her service on behalf of residents of Michigan’s 8th Congressional district — transcending partisan politics in order to take action on the issues affecting Michiganders every day.
Rep. Slotkin was in her first week of graduate school in New York City when the 9/11 attacks took place. On that day she knew that national service would define her career. She was recruited to join the Central Intelligence Agency as a Middle East analyst, and within a year was deployed to Iraq to serve alongside the military. Her three tours in a combat zone led to various defense and intelligence roles, including at the White House and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. She worked for President Bush as a member of the National Security Council staff and was asked to stay on when President Obama took office. She took on a series of leadership roles at the Defense Department, including serving as Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, where she negotiated some of the Pentagon’s most sensitive national security matters from the fight against ISIS to the U.S. response to Russian aggression. Slotkin serves on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees in Congress. She lives on her family farm in Holly, Michigan with her husband Dave, a retired Army officer and Apache pilot.
REP. ABIGAIL SPANBERGER
SERVING VIRGINIA’S 7TH DISTRICT
“When I ran for Congress, I promised that I’d always put the needs of the American people over hyper-partisanship, political games, and inaction. Our group represents a strong coalition of women leaders who operate under that overarching commitment to public service. Through this new initiative, I look forward to elevating more women service leaders to positions of effective, visible leadership.”
First as a CIA officer and now as the Representative from Virginia's Seventh Congressional District, Representative Spanberger took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Representative Spanberger began her career in public service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. She later joined the CIA as a case officer, where she served abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs. In 2014, Representative Spanberger left the CIA to begin a career in public service before running for Congress in 2017. Currently, she serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee. Representative Spanberger lives with her husband, Adam, and three daughters in Henrico County. She is also a Girl Scout leader.