Leslie cockburn

Position Sought

U.S. Congress Virginia 5th District



Date of General Election

November 6, 2018

U.S. Congress Virginia 5

Leslie's distinguished career in journalism spanned thirty-five years. A producer for CBS News “60 Minutes," a correspondent for PBS “Frontline," a Ferris Professor of journalism at Princeton, a writer and author, Leslie has won two Emmys, two George Polk Awards, two Columbia Dupont journalism awards, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award. Leslie wants to put health care back on a sound footing and treat women as full citizens, with the right to control their own bodies. She is committed to making senior citizens a top priority. She wants to ensure students, their parents, and grandparents don’t have to take student loans to the grave and to make community college affordable for all. She and her husband, Andrew, celebrated their 40th anniversary this year and have three children and four grandchildren.

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