Elect Democratic Women Congratulates Missy Cotter Smasal (VA-02) on her Victory in the Virginia Primary

WASHINGTON, DC –– Today, Elect Democratic Women (EDW), the Congressional Member-Led committee dedicated to electing pro-choice Democratic women to Congress, congratulates Missy Cotter Smasal on her victory in tonight’s Virginia primary election.

“On behalf of Elect Democratic Women, I am pleased to congratulate Missy Cotter Smasal on her primary election victory. As a mom, veteran, and former small business owner, Missy knows what Virginia families need. She has proven her dedication to protecting reproductive rights and supporting policies that make Virginia a place where all families can thrive. We are delighted to continue working with Missy to ensure her victory in November,” said EDW Chair, Rep. Lois Frankel. 

Missy Cotter Smasal, VA-02: Missy Cotter Smasal is a veteran, former small business owner, and mother. She will face Republican Rep. Jennifer Kiggans in November’s general election to flip this crucial seat from red to blue.


Elect Democratic Women was formed in 2018 by Democratic members of Congress with the purpose of electing more pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and higher office, based on the understanding that democracy is best served by a diverse Congress that reflects the people they represent. 

The Executive Board is made up of six sitting members of Congress: Chair Lois Frankel, Rep. Joyce Beatty, Rep. Julia Brownley, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Annie Kuster, and Rep. Norma Torres.