Brady PAC Endorses Abigail Spanberger for Governor of Virginia

WASHINGTON – Brady PAC marked the 30th anniversary of the enactment of the historic Brady Bill that significantly tackled gun violence in America by announcing its endorsement of Abigail Spanberger to serve as the next Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Spanberger, a former federal law enforcement and CIA officer, has been a leading proponent of common-sense gun reform proposals since being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018, including universal background checks and a ban on new assault weapons. Known as a staunch bipartisan leader in the House, Spanberger has brought both parties together on proposals to keep Virginia’s communities safe, including the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.

“If Virginians want to make strides to end gun violence, they need a champion in the governor’s office. Abigail Spanberger is that champion. Brady PAC is proud to endorse her for governor,” said Kris Brown, Chair and Founder of Brady PAC. “Representative Spanberger’s record in Congress illustrates her fierce commitment to ensuring responsible firearm ownership and protecting our communities. We will mobilize our activists on the ground to make sure she is elected to give all Virginians a future free from gun violence.”

“Virginia is home to the NRA headquarters, and their influence is palpable. Prior to Governor Youngkin’s ascent, the commonwealth passed a number of proactive gun safety laws that are still in effect today, but if another extremist is elected, the reach of the gun lobby will only continue to grow threatening any progress to stop this epidemic. We must build on the groundbreaking gun violence protection action in 2020 and usher in reforms that voters want and need. We at Brady look forward to welcoming Abigail Spanberger to Richmond,” stated Martina Leinz, Brady Virginia president.

 “It’s time Virginians had a leader in the Executive Mansion who prioritizes their safety and security. Virginia’s families deserve Abigail Spanberger as their Governor,” said Fred Guttenberg, Parkland survivor and Brady PAC senior advisor.

Brady PAC is in the first group of national organizations to endorse Spanberger for Governor of Virginia.

Brady PAC, the political arm of Brady, was created in 2018 to counter the gun industry lobby’s dark money Super PACs. Brady PAC endorses gun violence prevention champions who support common-sense gun safety policies, including universal background checks, safe storage, and a ban on new assault weapons.


Brady PAC is dedicated to a singular goal: creating a safer America by supporting and investing in candidates who are committed to enacting, improving, and defending Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) policies across the country. It upholds the policy ideals championed by its sister organization – one of the nation’s oldest GVP grassroots advocacy organizations.


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