Posted by Brandon Jarvis Brandonjarvis@richmond2day.com
Jack Trammell ran against Dave Brat in 2014 for the District 07 seat in the House of Representatives. Brat had just defeated incumbent Eric Cantor in the Republican primary and won with 60% of the vote. Trammell has worked in the procurement area in state government, and as a special education and history teacher in central Virginia’s public schools. He currently works at Randolph–Macon College as the Director of Disability Support Services and as an associate professor of Sociology.
“I’m incredibly honored to have Jack’s endorsement, and I appreciate his belief in our campaign and my candidacy.” said Spanberger in an email announcing the endorsement,
Abigail Spanberger, a former CIA operations officer and current Democratic candidate in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District, announced recently that she has raised more than $243,000 from mostly Virginians in her first quarter challenging Rep. Dave Brat. This initial, early support demonstrates the incredible momentum of her campaign and highlights her strong ties to the community. Spanberger collected more than 900 individual contributions, and more than 70% of Spanberger’s donors are Virginians, with the greatest concentration in Central Virginia.
Abigail began her career of government service as a federal law enforcement officer working narcotics and money laundering cases with the US Postal Inspection Service. Following her love of country, public service, and languages, Abigail joined the CIA as an Operations Officer. She traveled and lived abroad collecting intelligence, managing assets, and overseeing high-profile programs in service to the United States. In 2014, Abigail left government service to begin a career in the private sector and bring her and her family back home to Virginia. Working at EAB – Royall & Company, Abigail has worked with colleges and universities to create diverse student bodies, increase graduation rates, and break down financial barriers to higher education.
Abigail grew up in Short Pump, in Henrico County. She attended J.R. Tucker High School’s Spanish immersion program, served as a Senate Page for US Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA), and graduated from 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.