The 2022 Congressional elections must return to the House and Senate strong majorities dedicated to safeguarding the rights of all American citizens, rebuilding trust in public service and restoring confidence in the United States around the globe. To that end, the Steady State group of former national security professionals is announcing today our first endorsements of outstanding candidates, including Representative Abigail Spanberger, who share our values, our commitment to America, and have strong national security experience.

Representative Spanberger ( is seeking reelection to her third term as the representative from the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia. Representative Spanberger’s professional life has been dedicated to serving the people, with a strong emphasis on national security. She began her public service career as a federal law enforcement officer, combating narcotics trade and money laundering with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. She then joined the CIA as a case officer, traveling and living abroad to collect intelligence, manage assets, and oversee high-profile programs.

In 2014, Representative Spanberger left the government to begin work in the private sector and to return with her family to Virginia. When she saw partisan politics threatening the country, she decided to run for Congress in 2018. Representative Spanberger serves on the House Foreign Affairs and Agriculture Committees. Her top priorities include strengthening U.S. security.

Founded after the 2016 Presidential election, the Steady State now includes over 200 national security professionals. Steady State members include former intelligence officers, specialists in defense policy, diplomats, and Congressional staff. We are pleased to endorse Abigail Spanberger and other candidates for the House and Senate who will continue to work tirelessly to strengthen America’s democracy and place in the world.