Debra O. Maddrell

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Maddrell received a B.A. in history and French from Capital University in 1975, before continuing her studies of American History at the University of Virginia. Maddrell then entered the United States Navy, where she served for 28 years in various roles, including Pol-Mil Planner with the Joint Staff and Executive Director of the Defense Task Force on Sexual Assault in the Military Services [3, 4].

Following her retirement from the Navy, Maddrell’s experience in politics include running for Virginia’s 8th Congressional Seat in the 2010 general elections and serving as the Hunter Hill Magisterial District Chair for the Virginia Republican Party. Maddrell has also involved herself in advocacy for issues such as abortion and education policy in Northern Virginia [6, 7].

Key Issues


Maddrell supports pro-life policy and was a participant in the 2017 March for Life, where she expressed admiration for then-Vice President Mike Pence’s pro-life beliefs [6].


Maddrell opposes educational policy which limits the influence of parents in their student’s academics. She wants to preserve both the “nuclear family dynamic” and ensure that teachers are protected from having their careers threatened because of policies involving transgender students [6].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Fairfax Republicans
2 X
3 LinkedIn
4 Inside NOVA
5 League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area Education Fund
6 Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
7 USA Today