Glenn Nye

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Glenn Nye currently serves the 2nd Congressional District of Virginia

Glenn Nye has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 2nd district of the State of Virginia, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies


Nye supports creation of alternative fuels, and says that new exploratory drilling is unnecessary.He believes that oil companies should use and expand their current oil fields. [1]

Taxes,Spending and the Economy

Nye supports maintaining the Bush tax cuts [2] He also supports the balanced budget amendment to ensure better spending practices.[3]

Iraq and Foreign Policy

Nye supports a flexible exit strategy in Iraq that should be implemented soon. [3] Nye believes that Iraq should being taking control of their affairs. [2] He also would like to see better use of military and diplomacy in dealing with Iraq and the world. [3]


Nye believes that by providing quality health care, mental health care, job training, educational benefits and appropriate retirement and disability benefits the American military will become stronger.[4]


Nye says he will work to find a way to provide coverage for all Americans, including preventative care. [2][4]


Nye supports conservation efforts in the Virginia Beach area. [3] [4]


On his campaign website, Nye says he will work to make college more affordable for middle class families. [4]


Glenn Nye was a US Foreign Service Officer posted at American Diplomatic Missions in Macedonia, Kosovo, and Singapore. He previously managed a USAID community development program in The West Bank and Gaza.

He also recently returned home to Hampton Roads from Iraq, where he advised a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) program, working closely with military colleagues to stabilize Iraqi neighborhoods by creating employment for over 70,000 Iraqis. [5]

2008 elections

Nye challenged and defeated incumbent Rep. Thelma D. Drake (R-Va.) in the November 2008 U.S. congressional elections[6]

Money in politics

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Campaign contributions

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Committees and affiliations



More background data


Nye for Congress
Post Office Box 68444
Virginia Beach, VA 23471
757) 273-7217


Articles and resources

Related SourceWatch articles


  1. Drake, Nye clash over energy, July 7, 2008 Accessed December 12, 2008
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Glenn Nye,, accessed December 12, 2008
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Meet Glenn Nye", Port Folio Weekly, June 10, 2008
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Vote Glenn Nye for US Congress| On the Issues
  5. Official Glenn Nye for Congress website
  6. Virginia’s primary election results according to the Green Papers

External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Ranking Member On:

Committees: House Committee on Armed Services, House Committee on Small Business
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
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Committees: n/a
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
Previous Political Work?
U.S. State Department
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 4772 Euclid Rd., Suite E, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 326-6201 / Fax: (757) 326-6209

Campaign Contact:

Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 68444, Virginia Beach, VA 23471
Phone: 757-273-7217 / Fax:

Zip Code Affiliations:

Date of Birth: September 9, 1974