|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Virginia's 7th district
November 12, 2014 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Eric Cantor|
|Succeeded by||Abigail Spanberger|
David Alan Brat
July 27, 1964
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Laura Sonderman (m. 1996)
|Education||Hope College (BA)|
American University (PhD)
David Alan Brat (born July 27, 1964) is an American politician and businessman. He is a member of the Republican Party. He was the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2014 to 2019.
Brat became known when he beat House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the district's 2014 Republican primary. Brat's primary victory over Cantor made him the first primary challenger to beat a sitting House Majority Leader.
References[change | change source]
- "House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses GOP primary to tea-party challenger". Dallas Morning News. Associated Press. June 10, 2014. Archived from the original on June 12, 2014. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
- Eric Linton (June 10, 2014). "House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Challenger David Brat In Virginia GOP Primary". International Business Times. Retrieved June 11, 2014.