Virginia Beach businessman Paul Hirschbiel (D) announced Monday that he is challenging freshman Rep. Scott Rigell (R) in Virginia’s 2nd district.
Hirschbiel, who grew up in Norfolk, is currently owner and president of Eden Capital consulting firm. As a venture capitalist, he sat on the board of Dell and in 1999 helped found Envest Ventures with now-Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.).
“As a businessman, I’ve helped create jobs in our neighborhood and as a community leader I’ve started bold educational initiatives that provide a bright future for Virginia’s youngest citizens,” Hirschbiel said in a statement.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.