Elissa Slotkin

A member of the national security staff in both the Bush and Obama administrations who has an extensive career in intelligence.

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ROCHESTER, MI – DECEMBER 16: U.S. Rep Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) speaks with her constituents at a Town Hall meeting where she discuss her decision to vote in favor of the impeachment of President Donald Trump on December 16, 2019 in Rochester, Michigan. House of Representatives will hold a historic vote on the Articles of Impeachment of President Donald Trump later this week. If the vote passes in the House, President Trump will become only the third sitting U.S. President to be impeached in the 243 year history of the United States. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

ElissaSlotkin

45, Michigan — 8, D

Who are they?

A member of the national security staff in both the Bush and Obama administrations who has an extensive career in intelligence.

Pre-Congress?

After finishing her undergraduate and graduate education, Elissa studied Arabic at the American University in Cairo and went on to become an analyst and intelligence briefer at the CIA. She then assumed leadership positions in the CIA before eventually serving on the National Security Council and in the U.S. State Department, overseeing policy for Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. After leaving the State Department in 2017, Elissa moved back to Michigan to own and operate a consulting firm before running for Congress.

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