Catherine Read

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Catherine Read graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in government and politics in 1984. Read has been the host of several Fairfax Public Access shows and has interviewed many civic leaders, activists, and elected officials. Read has also served on the boards of several notable organizations, such as Virginia’s List, Equality Virginia, and NARAL Pro-Choice VA PAC (now REPRO Rising Virginia) and started a social media consultancy [4].

Key Issues

Reproductive Rights

Read believes accessible abortion is essential. She is against banning Medicaid funding for abortions in cases of severe fetal abnormalities [1].


Read supports that everyone is of the gender they identify as [1].

Women’s Rights

Read believes that representation of women in government is important [1].

Gun Policy

Read advocates for gun control [1].


Moms Demand Action


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