Full Name: Eileen Filler-Corn

Nick Names: 

 

Office Sought: House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District of Virginia

 

Party Affiliation: Democrat

 

 

Campaign Website: https://eileenforcongress.com/

Campaign POC: Unavailable

Phone Number: (571) 239-3454

Campaign Email:
Eileen@eileenforcongress.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: Refused 2024.

Structured Interview Response and Date: Refused.

Vetting Panel Selected: Refused

Structured Interview Completed: Refused

Biography: Eileen Filler-Corn didn’t start out thinking she’d run for office. But a life-changing moment started her public service journey. In 1996, Eileen was carjacked and threatened with a gun while with her children in the parking lot of the Springfield Mall. While Eileen moved quickly to pull her 6-month-old and 2-year-old to safety, her life was changed forever. In that moment, she became a mom-on-a-mission. She started by advocating for better security at the mall, and eventually ran for office on a gun safety platform. Fast forward to today, Eileen was the first woman Speaker of the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 400-year history — leading the charge to pass some of the most transformative gun violence prevention legislation in the country.

When Eileen was first elected to the House of Delegates, she won a seat that the Republican governor had swept by 10 points. She was determined to do more than just talk, she wanted to get things done. Despite Republican control in Richmond, she worked across the aisle to pass the first pro-reproductive health bill in more than a decade, expanding access to birth control for Virginia women. As Speaker, Eileen spearheaded the roll back of extreme right-wing abortion restrictions that had shut down clinics and endangered women’s lives, bringing a new era of reproductive freedom to Virginia.

Eileen has always had the courage to take decisive action, even in the face of grave threats — from being carjacked with her kids to domestic terrorists plotting against her life. While Eileen was leading the fight on new critical gun safety legislation, two white nationalists — who are now in prison today — plotted to assassinate her. But Eileen was undeterred, passing new laws expanding background checks, implementing mandatory reporting for lost or stolen firearms, and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people, including domestic abusers.

While Trump was stirring division and chaos in Washington, Eileen took decisive action again. After three Republican members of the House of Delegates spearheaded an effort to deny the results of the 2020 election, Eileen swiftly kicked them off their committees. Eileen also ordered the removal of Confederate busts and a statue of Robert E. Lee from the state capitol building because she knows these monuments to treason have no place in our Commonwealth. As Speaker, she protected our democracy and expanded voting rights by passing same-day voter registration and greater early voting access. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

 

Why you? I’m running to represent northern Virginia in Congress to stop the chaos, extremism, and gridlock MAGA Republicans are bringing to Washington. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

What are your priorities?

Now, Eileen is running for Congress because she believes we need to bring that fearlessness to Washington to stand up to Trump and MAGA extremists and build on the powerful work she’s done in Virginia, including:

– Protecting reproductive freedom: She’ll codify Roe to protect reproductive rights and stand strong against any new national abortion ban.
– Passing gun safety laws: She’ll make our communities safer, including passing a federal assault weapons ban.
– Ensuring voting rights: She’ll restore the Voting Rights Act and expand access to the ballot nationwide. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

Endorsements: 

Former Governor Ralph Northam
Former Attorney General Mark Herring
Former First Lady Pam Northam
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Former Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
Senator Saddam Salim
Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette McEachin
Chairman Walter Tejada
Delegate Delores McQuinn
Former Minority Leader David Toscano
Former Congressman L.F. Payne
Ellie Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation
Former Senator Emilie Miller
Former Delegate Karen Darner
Former Delegate Ken Plum
Former Delegate Kristen Amundson
Former Delegate Martha Mugler
Former Delegate Matthew James
Former Delegate Nancy Guy
Former Delegate Paula Miller
Former Delegate Roslyn Tyler
Former House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong
Former Senator Janet Howell
Former House Majority Leader C. Richard Cranwell
Former Delegate Margi Vanderhye
Former Delegate Robert H. Brink
AFSCME
Feminist Majority PAC
DMFI PAC
Everytown Moms Demand Action
Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

Education: No mention of education on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

Relevant Employment History: See biography above.


Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge:
No mention of military service on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

Past Offices Held and Tenure: Eileen was the first woman Speaker of the House of Delegates in Virginia’s 400-year history. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

Community Service: See biography above.

Leadership Experience: See biography above.

Personal Strengths: Refused to answer. 

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? Refused to answer.

How would your friends and family describe you? Refused to answer.
 

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? Refused to answer. Demonstrated values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

“While Trump was stirring division and chaos in Washington, Eileen took decisive action again. After three Republican members of the House of Delegates spearheaded an effort to deny the results of the 2020 election, Eileen swiftly kicked them off their committees.” (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on religious liberty? Refused to answer. No reference to religious liberty on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

    

What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? Refused to answer. Demonstrated values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. Eileen also ordered the removal of Confederate busts and a statue of Robert E. Lee from the state capitol building because she knows these monuments to treason have no place in our Commonwealth. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thought on government transparency? Refused to answer. No reference to government transparency on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on national defense? Refused to answer. No reference to veterans or national defense on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Refused to answer. No reference to the free enterprise system on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? Refused to answer. Demonstrated values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. She worked across the aisle to pass the first pro-reproductive health bill in more than a decade, expanding access to birth control for Virginia women. As Speaker, Eileen spearheaded the roll back of extreme right-wing abortion restrictions that had shut down clinics and endangered women’s lives, bringing a new era of reproductive freedom to Virginia. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? Refused to answer. No reference to the role or importance of the family  on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? Refused to answer. No reference to equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes on website. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

   

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? Refused to answer. Demonstrated values contrary to the values of Chasing Freedom – Virginia. Passed new laws expanding background checks, implementing mandatory reporting for lost or stolen firearms, and keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people, including domestic abusers. (Source: https://eileenforcongress.com/)

  

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