And…we’re back from the Thanksgiving break, with another announcement for the VA07 Democratic nomination, this time from Prince William County Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin. Franklin joins Yevgeny Vindman, Del. Briana Sewell, Del. Elizabeth Guzman, and likely numerous others in this race to succeed Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA07), who is not running for reelection but instead is running for governor of Virginia in 2025. For more information on VA07 (Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Orange, etc.), including that it went 52.2%-47.6% Democratic in 2022, see here.
Supervisor Margaret Angela Franklin Launches Campaign for Congress to Build on Progress in Virginia
Prince William County Supervisor Enters Open Race for Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District with Federal and Local Endorsements
WOODBRIDGE, VA – Today, Democrat Margaret Angela Franklin launched her congressional campaign to build on the progress made in her role as supervisor, and take her experience working on Capitol Hill to fight for the future of our community. Margaret is a policy expert with nearly a decade of Congressional experience in legislative leadership positions, where she worked to stand up for progressive values. Margaret enters the race with numerous high profile endorsements, including that of Congresswoman Alma Adams and former Congressman Al Lawson.
Margaret is an experienced public servant who has served as both a local elected official and senior staffer on Capitol Hill. She has served as Woodbridge County Supervisor since 2019, where she has championed the creation of the Child Advocacy Center, which serves the victims of child abuse. Prior to her time as supervisor, Margaret served as legislative director for former Congressman Al Lawson and on the legislative teams of Senator Gillibrand and Congresswoman Alma Adams for over a decade. She received her Master’s Degree in public policy from Howard University
Statement from Supervisor Franklin:
“From protecting our families from gun violence to standing up for women’s reproductive rights, we deserve leaders who know how to deliver on our Democratic values now more than ever. Whether it’s as a county supervisor or as a public servant working In the halls of Congress, I have always been about one thing: delivering real results for working families. On the County Board of Supervisors, I championed our families by reducing costs and investing in our children. In the House of Representatives, I wrote laws to boost small businesses in our communities. There will be no on-the-job training for me when it comes to delivering for the people of this district, and I look forward to building on the incredible work that Congresswoman Spanberger has done already.”
Statement from former Congressman Al Lawson:
“As my legislative director for many years, Margaret worked tirelessly to advance our Democratic values in Congress and pass policies that have improved the lives of people across the country. I know firsthand that her immense dedication and work ethic will make her an incredibly effective member of Congress. In such a divided Washington, Margaret won’t let partisan bickering get in the way of her ability to get things done on behalf of Virginians.”
Margaret Franklin is also endorsed by Neabsco County Supervisor Victor Angry.
Virginia’s Seventh Congressional District is consistently ranked one of the most competitive Congressional Districts in the country. Margaret’s announcement comes on the heels of incumbent Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger’s announcement that she will run for Governor of Virginia rather than seeking reelection.