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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.