About Abigail


U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is proud to represent the people of Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District in the U.S. House.

Abigail’s career has been defined by public service. She first swore an oath to the U.S. Constitution as a federal agent with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. In this role, she investigated money laundering and narcotics cases. Then, as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) case officer, she worked at home and abroad to collect intelligence, keep our country safe from terrorism, and inform policymakers in their national security decisions. Following her time at CIA, Abigail joined the private sector and helped American colleges and universities diversify their student bodies, expand opportunities for Americans entering the workforce, and increase graduation rates.


First elected to the U.S. House in 2018, Abigail serves on the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and U.S. House Agriculture Committee. She is also a member of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus.

On the House Intelligence Committee, she serves on the National Intelligence Enterprise Subcommittee and the Defense Intelligence & Overhead Architecture Subcommittee. On the House Agriculture Committee, she serves as Ranking Member of the Conservation, Research, and Biotechnology Subcommittee and as a member of the Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Subcommittee.

The nonpartisan Lugar Center ranked Abigail as the most bipartisan Member of Virginia’s congressional delegation, and she has received several national awards for her commitment to getting results for Virginia, focusing on constituent services, and working across the aisle.

Abigail grew up in Virginia. She earned her B.A. at the University of Virginia and her MBA through a dual degree program between Purdue University’s Krannert School and the GISMA Business School in Hanover, Germany. She speaks English, Spanish, German, and French.

Abigail and her husband Adam have three school-aged children.