American politician Elaine Luria is the current U.S. representative from Virginia’s 2nd congressional district and has been in office since 2019.
Luria’s foray into politics surprised a few due to her background in the military. She was a naval officer for 20 years and rose to become a commander.
For a woman, this is a great deal, and her determination to get things done is what has brought her this far in her political career.
Wikipedia & Biography
Elaine Luria grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She comes from a family that has a history of service, with her great-grandfather helping to establish a Reform Jewish congregation in Jasper.
She enrolled at the United States Naval Nuclear Power School in 2000 and served for much of her years aboard a ship, operating nuclear reactors as an engineer.
She was commander of a combat-ready unit named Assault Craft Unit TWO, and remains one of the first female American sailors to spend their entire career on combat ships.
Luria retired from the navy in 2017 and a year later, defeated Karen Mallard to become United States House of Representatives in Virginia’s 2nd congressional district. She was re-elected in 2020 and will contest again in 2022.
Age and birthday
Elaine Luria was born on August 15, 1975, and is currently 47 years old.
Height and weight
She is 1.7 meters tall and weighs 64 kilograms.
Nationality & ethnicity
She is of American nationality and Jewish-American ethnicity.
Elaine Luria had part of her education at the Indian Springs School before graduating from the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science.
She also attended Old Dominion University, where she earned a Master of Science (MS) degree in engineering management.
Political party and views
Elaine Luria is a member of the Democrats with a strong voice on domestic and foreign policy. During the federal government partial lockdown, she withheld her salary until federal workers were paid.
She also voted against the repeal of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. She, however, supported the construction of a border wall to check illegal immigration but backs climate action.
Parents and siblings
Elaine Luria’s mother was called Michelle. However, not much is known about her father’s and siblings’ identities.
Husband and children
The American politician is married to retired navy commander Robert Blondin. She has a daughter with her husband and two stepchildren.
Salary and net worth
Elaine Luria takes home a base salary of $174,000 per year and is estimated to be worth around $2.5 Million.
Social media: Instagram & Twitter
She has over 96,000 followers on Twitter but has no Instagram page.