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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.