Abigail Spanberger has always served our communities, our Commonwealth, and our country. Abigail began her career of public service as a federal law enforcement officer — working money laundering cases and tracking narcotics traffickers with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Abigail then joined the CIA as a case officer. She worked undercover her entire time at the Agency — collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs to combat terrorism and keep Americans safe.
In 2014, Abigail brought her family back home to Virginia — where she and her husband grew up — and soon began a career in the private sector. But when she saw division and dysfunction threatening the country she dedicated her life to defend, Abigail decided to run for Congress.
In 2018, Abigail became the first Democrat since 1968 — as well as the first woman ever — to be elected to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House. In Congress, Abigail has developed a reputation for finding common ground, getting things done, and never backing down from her principles. The Washington Post editorial board has called Abigail a “thoughtful, knowledgeable legislator who has taken the trouble to legislate.”
Abigail has led bipartisan efforts that have been signed into law to prevent fentanyl overdoses, protect Virginia’s natural resources, and support our Veterans — and she has fought to lower prescription drug costs, strengthen workforce training programs for Virginia students, clean up Washington, and protect Virginians’ fundamental rights.
Abigail grew up in Henrico County, Virginia. She attended J.R. Tucker High School’s Spanish immersion program and is a proud graduate of the University of Virginia. After college, Abigail moved to Germany and earned her MBA from a dual-degree German-American program between the GISMA business school and Purdue University. Abigail and her husband Adam are the proud parents of three school-aged daughters.