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|Vice Chair of the United States House Committee on Armed Services|
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Anthony G. Brown|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Scott Taylor|
Elaine Goodman Luria
August 15, 1975
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Robert Blondin (m. 2005)
|Education||United States Naval Academy (BS)
Old Dominion University (MS)
|Branch/service||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1997–2017|
|Commands||Assault Craft Unit TWO|
Early life, education, and military service
U.S. House of Representatives
- See also: 2018 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia#District 2
Luria ran for the United States House of Representatives in VA's 2nd congressional district. In the June 10 Democratic primary, she got 62% of the vote, defeating Karen Mallard, who got 38%.
In the general election, Luria defeated Republican incumbent Scott Taylor with 51% of the vote to Taylor's 49%. She carried six of the district's nine county-level jurisdictions, including all but one of the district's five independent cities. She also carried Taylor's hometown of Virginia Beach.
- See also: 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Virginia#District 2
Luria ran for reelection. She defeated Taylor in a rematch with 51% of the vote. She was likely helped by Joe Biden winning the district in 2020; Biden carried Virginia Beach, the first Democrat to do so since 1964.
|Republican||Scott Taylor (incumbent)||133,458||48.8|
|Democrat gain from Republican|
|Democrat||Elaine Luria (incumbent)||185,733||51.6|
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