US House, VA-7

Eugene Vindman

ON THE ISSUES 

  • Supports conservation in agriculture
  • Will fight to protect family farms that produce crops and maintain livestock
  • Advocate for open space preservation

WHY THIS RACE MATTERS

  • Open seat previously held by Rep. Abigail Spanberger 
  • Keeping this seat under pro-environment leadership will help win a pro-environmental majority in the House, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the federal level

CANDIDATE BACKGROUND

Eugene Vindman is running to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Eugene Vindman was born in Ukraine and arrived in New York City with his family as refugees in 1979.  After graduating high school, he attended SUNY Binghamton and enrolled in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at Cornell. He spent the first half of his career in the Army as a Paratrooper and Infantry officer, then after putting himself through Law School he became an officer in the JAG Corps. 

In 2016, Eugene was assigned to the Pentagon, and he and his wife, Cindy, settled near family in Dale City, Virginia. Later, he joined the National Security Council (NSC) as a Legal Advisor focused on international partnerships, human rights, and ethics, and eventually became the NSC’s Senior Ethics Official in the White House. He is running on a platform of refusing money from Big Oil, supporting conservation in agriculture, and open space preservation. 


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