Elissa Slotkin

Elissa_Slotkin

ELISSA SLOTKIN

CANDIDATE FOR MICHIGAN DISTRICT 8

 

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BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

EDUCATION: Cornell University (B.A.) Columbia University (M.A.)

OCCUPATION:  Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense

FAMILY: Married, 2 Children

RELIGION: Jewish

CAREER:

  • 2015-2017: Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • 2012-2015: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • 2011-2012: Senior Advisor on Middle East Transition
  • 2009-2011: U.S. Department of State Senior Advisor on Iraq
  • 2007-2009: National Security Council Director for Iraq
  • 2006-2007: CIA Team Leader, Iran in Iraq Cell
  • 2005-2006: Senior Assistant to the Director of National Intelligence
  • 2004-2005: CIA Intelligence Briefer to the U.S. Ambassador
  • 2003-2004: CIA Political Analyst

 

 

ISRAEL


  • Helped facilitate deal to sell F-35 fighter jets to Israel 
  • Worked on U.S.-Israeli missile defense programs including Iron Dome
  • Supports a two-state solution
  • Worked as a grant writer for Isha L’Isha—Haifa Feminist Center, a grassroots feminist organization in Israel

 

CHOICE


  • Endored by EMILY's List
  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Supports Affordable Care Act’s contraception insurance coverage policy

 

In Her Own Words


[On American leadership as part of a two-state solution] “The only way that this gets done is through strong American leadership. The only way that the two sides even come to the table is if the U.S. with a very strong lead pushes both sides to make forward progress on the issue. 1

“People in Michigan feel like Washington is broken and they don’t have representatives who remember that they are public servants first. I know something about being a public servant.” 2

SOURCES: 1)  www.jewishinsider.com 2) www.jewishinsider.com

Interesting Facts


Slotkin's family founded Hygrade Foods, which created the Ballpark Frank. 

Slotkin was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service.