Nancy Soderberg, an American foreign policy strategist and former Ambassador, is running for Congress to represent the state of Florida in the 6thdistrict. The winner of the Democratic primary on August 28 will face off against a Republican candidate in the November 6 general election. The Republican front-runner is John Ward, a Navy veteran and investor. Nancy Soderberg, a front-runner in this high-stakes race, has been added to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s Red to Blue program.
Background and Achievements
Nancy Soderberg was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and Tulsa, Oklahoma. After completing her undergraduate education at Vanderbilt University, she continued to receive her Master of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She joined Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, and after he won the election, she was the Staff Director at the National Security Council. She became the Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and she was the first woman to hold that position. She is currently President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions.
Positions on Key Issues
- Advocates expanding economic opportunity;
- Advocates for stricter gun laws;
- Supports the Affordable Care Act.
Prospects & Opponents
Nancy Soderberg is running against two other Democratic candidates in the August 28 primary. Soderberg is a front-runner. She has the capability to flip the seat in the House from red to blue. The winner of this primary will face the Republican primary winner. Currently, John Ward is the Republican front-runner. He has received the most contributions, but Fred Costello, a former state representative, and Michael Waltz are running as well. This high-stakes race is a big opportunity to flip a seat in the House.
- Feminist Majority
- EMILY's List
- Former Vice President Joe Biden
- Florida State Representative Patrick Henry
- Volusia County Council At-Large Representative Joyce Cusack