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Audra Grassia
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Audra Grassia

Political Strategist, Emily’s List
Audra Grassia has spent her career working in electoral politics, with a focus on state and local candidates and campaigns. Currently, Audra works for a digital-organization, focused on winning back state legislative seats ahead of 2020. In 2017, Audra was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for EMILY’s List, focusing on state and local races. She has also worked on campaigns up and down the ballot, including for Hillary for America in 2016 and as the Deputy Political Director for the DGA in 2014.  In addition to electoral work, Audra has managed client relations for multiple tech start-ups, both in analytics and cybersecurity and served as a Reserve Intelligence Officer in the military for over a decade. Audra is a proud Longhorn and holds a BA from The University of Texas at Austin. (Hook 'em!) Audra was raised in Texas, though she currently resides in Virginia with her spouse and infant daughter.