Candidate for Second Congressional District

Party: Republican

City of Residence: Virginia Beach, Va

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Rigell, founder and Chairman of Freedom Automotive in Va. Beach, won the GOP nomination in June, beating four others.

Rigell's platform includes an energy independence plan featuring traditional and renewable sources. Rigell created a list of 10 commitments to voters if elected. They include bringing accountability to Washington, D.C., letting America's founding documents guide his decisions and always being accessible to his constituents, even at home.

Rigell served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for six years.

He received a B.B.A. from Mercer University and an M.B.A. from Regent University.

He's endorsed by Virginia Republicans, including former Senator and Va. Governor George Allen, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and several Va. Beach city officials.

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