Elaine Luria (D-VA-02)

Elaine Luria

Elaine is challenging incumbent Republican Scott Taylor to represent Virginia’s second congressional district. Elaine has demonstrated that she can fight for women both abroad and domestically, having recently retired from a twenty-year stint in the Navy.

Background and Achievements

Elaine first enlisted in the Navy when she was just seventeen years old, where she served as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer. After her retirement in 2017, she founded the Mermaid Factory, a store which uses local products to create model mermaids and has donated $50,000 of their profits to Virginia charities.


Positions on Key Issues

  • Strongly supports women’s rights, including equal pay, ending workplace harassment, and a woman’s right to choose
  • Gun control, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons, universal background checks, and repealing the Dickey Amendment, which prevents CDC funds from researching gun control
  • Expanding access to public education
  • Protecting Medicare and social security access for Virginians

Prospects & Opponents

She outraised her primary competitor by over $400,000 and is the most qualified candidate for this seat. She won her primary race with over 60% of the vote. The district is rated as lean Republican, as the percentage share of votes that Republicans have achieved the past elections has continuously declined. We believe that Elaine has a good chance at flipping the district, which is highly populated by members of the Department of Defense.



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