Spanberger takes office as first woman elected to Virginia’s 7th District


Democrat Abigail Spanberger has been sworn into Congress as the first woman to ever represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District.

The former CIA officer and political newcomer defeated two-term Republican Dave Brat in November.

“I’m ready to work to make healthcare more affordable, ensure all of our communities are connected to broadband, & build stronger opportunities for Central VA’s young people,” Spanberger tweeted.

This is the first time a Democrat has been elected in the 7th District since 1971.

Spanberger moved to Henrico County as a child and graduated from Tucker High School. She says she always knew she wanted to pursue a career in public service.

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