VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – A 20-year Navy veteran and former small business owner, Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02) released her first television ad of the 2022 cycle today, titled “Oath.”
The one-minute ad highlights the oath that Congresswoman Luria took at 17 years old to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and how she continues to live up to that oath in Congress.
“I first took the oath to support and defend the Constitution at 17 years old, and I lived up to that oath for two decades serving in the US Navy,” Congresswoman Luria said. “As many across the country attempt to subvert the rule of law and undermine our democratic institutions, I will continue to live up to my oath every day in Congress by faithfully executing the laws of the United States, preserving and protecting our democracy, and delivering for Coastal Virginians.”
Congresswoman Luria served for 20 years as a Surface Warfare Officer and nuclear engineer deploying six times—twice forward-deployed on ships stationed in Japan—conducting operations in the Middle East and Western Pacific on destroyers, cruisers, and aircraft carriers.
Whether it was enforcing sanctions by boarding Iraqi oil smugglers in the Arabian Gulf, launching jets off the deck of the aircraft carrier in the Indian Ocean to simultaneously strike terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan, operating complex nuclear reactors, as second in command of a guided-missile cruiser, or in command of a combat-ready unit of 400 sailors, providing assault craft to support the U.S. Marine Corps: Congresswoman Luria never let politics get in the way of doing what was right and getting the job done.
Congresswoman Luria enters the general election with more than $4.2 million cash on hand.