Krystle Kaul leads VA-10 Congressional race with $567K cash on hand after campaign’s first quarter


First-time candidate Kaul raises more in 2023, than incumbent Congresswoman ever raised in a non-election year.

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Loudoun, VA 

Krystle Kaul–a Virginia small business owner and former Department of Defense senior government official–ends her first quarter as a candidate with $567K cash on hand, the highest of any candidate in the race.

“When I announced my campaign for Congress, many doubted that a first-time candidate would be able to compete with the career politicians in the race. I’ve been told “you can’t do that” many times in life–it didn’t stop me then–and it certainly won’t now. Most Virginians are tired of career politicians and that’s why I’m running.  As a public servant who has spent most of my life helping to keep our country safe in the Department of Defense and now as a defense technology small business owner, I bring a unique perspective and set of skills that will deliver results for this district from day one. I am grateful for all the support we have received and honored by the people I meet daily who believe in this campaign,” said Kaul in a statement.

Kaul is a second-generation Indian-American, a Virginia small business owner, a remote teacher at MIT, and former senior Department of Defense (DoD) official.  She held the highest civilian rank at the DoD serving as a Director (GS-15) at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Additionally, she served at US Central Command under Secretary Austin on the ISIS Crisis Cell during a time of war through Leidos. 

Krystle is running for Congress to make the country and neighborhoods safe, defend women’s reproductive freedoms, champion the rights of senior citizens, and grow Virginia’s economy for everyone. Krystle graduated with a BA from American University and MA degrees from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Brown University where she worked on her Ph D in Political Science.  She speaks 9 languages, including Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, Dari and Kashmiri.  She holds a Top Secret/SCI clearance with polygraph.

VA-10 is a 44% minority district covering Rappahannock County, Fauquier County, and Loudoun County, parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County, and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Incumbent representative Jennifer Wexton has announced she will not be seeking re-election and retiring at the end of this term. The Democratic primary for VA-10 takes place on June 18, 2024.

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