Congresswoman Elaine Luria Sworn In As Virginia’s Second District Representative In Congress

January 3, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Joined by family and friends at the United States Capitol, Congresswoman Elaine Luria was sworn in to office today to represent Virginia’s Second Congressional District.

Coastal Virginians elected Congresswoman Luria last November, and she was formally added to the rolls of the U.S. House of Representatives upon executing the oath of office.

“It is the honor of my lifetime to serve in Congress and represent Coastal Virginia, and I look forward to working on behalf of every person living in my district,” Congresswoman Luria said. “Everything I do will be informed by what makes Virginia and America stronger. I’ll work tirelessly to honor our service members, veterans, and military families; protect Social Security and Medicare; safeguard our environment; speak truth to power; and make affordable health care more accessible.”

A Norfolk resident and retired Navy commander, Congresswoman Luria served at sea on six ships as a nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officer. She culminated her 20-year Navy career – including numerous deployments to the Middle East and Western Pacific regions – by commanding a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors.

Congresswoman Luria was one of the first women in the Navy’s nuclear power program and among the first women to serve the entirety of her career on combatant ships. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy who started her own small business, Congresswoman Luria received a Master’s in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

Congresswoman Luria hosted an open house for visiting constituents today in her Washington office, located at 534 Cannon House Office Building. District office locations are being finalized and will be announced in the coming days.