Elaine Luria Biography

Elaine Luria is an American politician and also a navy veteran from the commonwealth of Virginia and has served as a representative of Virginia’s 2nd congressional district in the representative house of the United States. Before running for congress, she was serving as a Navy Officer. She then rose to the rank of commander and spend most of her career life in developing navy ships. She, once, defeated Scott Taylor- the Republican incumbent. Luria won the second term against him in the rematch also.

She is the congresswoman who has been named for the “select committee to investigate 6 attacks on the United States Capitol”. This committee is supposed to investigate and report upon the causes of the attack and all the findings charged to the attack including the recommendations for the prevention of the future attack. The committee is recently supported with thirteen members who were all appointed by the speaker, five out of thirteen will be appointed after the consultation with the minority leaders.

Early Life

Elaine Luria was born on 15 August 1975 in Alabama. Her mother Michelle immigrated with her family to Jasper, Alabama in 1906. To run their livelihood, the family sold the goods of their house to coal miners in Walker County, Alabama. In the early 1990s, Elaine’s great grandfather helped spawn a reform Jewish congregation in Jasper. Then her immediate family joined the Temple Emanu-El in Birmingham. Elaine’s mother and grandmother worked actively in the National Council of Jewish Women to which her mother was the single president in Hadassah.

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Elaine graduated from Indian Springs School in 1993. She then graduated her studies with a Bachelor of Science from the United States Naval Academy in 1997. In 2000, she attended the United States Naval Nuclear Power School. Then she earned a degree of Master of Science while serving for the Navy and being stationed abroad with the flagship of USS Blue Ridge. She earned her degree of Masters from Old Dominion University and that to be in the year of 2004. Elaine always remained an active person which excited her for politics. In 2019, she served her longest active duty tenure with the current member of the House Democratic Caucus.

Elaine Luria Career

In 2018, Elaine Luria ran for the United States House of Representatives for the 2nd congressional district of Virginia. Luria earned 62% of votes in the Democratic primary of June 10 and defeated Karen Mallard who received 38% of the votes. In the 2020 elections, Luria ran for the second term and again she defeated the opposition in a rematch while receiving 51% of the total votes. As in 2018, Elaine Luria now carries six of the nine country-level jurisdictions of the district. She is the first Democrat who won the full term in the district after Owen Pickett who won his last term in 1998.

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Elaine Luria Biography

Real Name Elaine Goodman Luria
Birth Date 15 August 1975
Age (as of 2021) 46 Years
Birth Place Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Nationality American
Profession Politician
Religion Jewish
Sun sign Leo

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Green
Body Type Slim


Father Herb Luria
Mother Michelle


School Indian Springs School
College United States Naval Academy, Old Dominion University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Husband Robert Blondin
Children Three

Personal life

Elaine Luria’s husband Robert Blondin is retired from Navy commander and had spent almost 27 years of his life in the services. She has two stepchildren along with her daughter who was born in 2009. She resides in Norfolk with her family and also made a commencement speech at Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach in May 2019.

Elaine Luria Net Worth

Elaine Luria’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million as she is a navy veteran who worked for two decades in it. Apart from serving her nation in the forces, she is an active representative who has won the hearts of the people along with her name in politics.

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  • Elaine served as a Navy Officer for almost 20 years while operating nuclear reactors as an engineer where she was ranked as a commander.
  • She became the first female American sailor to spend her entire career on combat ships.
  • She pursued one of the projects with Assault Craft Unite TWO from 2014 to 2017 until the year of her retirement.
  • According to Elaine Luria workforce development of shipbuilding and repair is the big issue in the country.
  • She has shown her thoughts about the issue and has justified that the country does not have enough skilled tradesmen but still, the work is needed to be done.
  • She has collected her thoughts about the sea level rise and recurrent flooding about which the authorities need to be sure and get the impacts soon.

1 thought on “Elaine Luria Biography”

  1. A Jewish girl from Alabama says enough, but not to Elaine! She went on to earn a degree from the US Navel Academy! This woman is a exceptionally brilliant woman and certainly one that can be trusted to do the right things when voting in congress.


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