|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd district
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2011
|Preceded by||Thelma Drake|
|Succeeded by||Scott Rigell|
|Born||Glenn Carlyle Nye III
September 9, 1974
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Profession||former Foreign Service officer|
Glenn Carlyle Nye III (born September 9, 1974) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He was defeated in his attempt to attain re-election on November 2, 2010.
Early life, education and career
Nye was born in Philadelphia, but his family has lived in the Hampton Roads area for five generations. He grew up in Norfolk and graduated from high school at Norfolk Academy. A graduate of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., he volunteered on medical education missions to the Middle East while in college. He began his foreign service career focusing on economic development in war-torn Eastern Europe while working for the U.S. Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Nye joined the U.S. State Department in 2001, where he served in Kosovo and Macedonia as a member of the Foreign Service. During the Macedonian Conflict in 2001, he helped organize the evacuation of Albanian insurgents fighters, along with 26 U.S. military contractors who were trapped in the village of Arachinovo. The American citizens were reported to be working for MPRI, and provided training and consulting to the Albanian insurgents. For this, Nye received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, although the incident is considered to be highly controversial within Macedonia.
Nye was then posted to the U.S. Embassy in Singapore, where he helped protect U.S. intellectual property rights during the negotiation of the U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. From there he volunteered to go to Afghanistan, spending almost a year as part of a U.S. government sponsored team managing the historic Afghan Constitution Commission and supporting the country's first Presidential election.
He also managed a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) community development program in the West Bank and Gaza. He served as Operations Director in the Middle East by registering eligible voters in major U.S. cities for Iraq's Transitional National Assembly election. In Iraq, Nye led operations to create jobs for Iraqis as part of the counter-insurgency effort. After returning to Virginia, he advised a USAID program working closely with military colleagues to stabilize Iraqi neighborhoods by creating employment for over 70,000 Iraqis. In an interview with CQ Politics, Nye explained why he decided to run for Congress: "There is only so much one can do on the executing end of foreign policy in terms of advancing American interests, and there’s only so much you can do to influence the policy from the outside. I was frustrated with the course of the country, and I was prepared to offer my service to try to bring some expertise into the Congress that I think the Congress is lacking." Nye and Drake had clashed over energy policy. Drake supported new drilling in Alaska and along the continental shelf off the East Coast. Nye stated that oil companies can and should expand existing oil fields which are now economically feasible to exploit.
U.S. House of Representatives
- Committee on Armed Services
- Committee on Small Business
- Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Nye voted with the Democratic majority for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009  and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. Nye joined with 43 other Democrats to vote against the American Clean Energy and Security Act  in June 2009, and in November 2009, Nye voted along with 38 other Democrats against the Affordable Health Care for America Act., saying that the bill did not do enough to reduce health care costs, and that it cut too much money from children's hospitals. Nye also voted against the Stupak Amendment.
Nye won the Democratic nomination for the 2nd District and faced Drake in the November election. Nye's donations from national Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Representative Charles Rangel of New York, reflected the interest of the party in his race. Although they endorsed his opponent in 2006, Nye was endorsed by The Virginian-Pilot in 2008.
In the November election, Nye defeated Drake with 52 percent of the vote. The 2nd District saw a Democratic Party sweep in 2008, with both Barack Obama and Mark Warner winning the district in the Presidential and Senate races, respectively.
|2008||Glenn Nye||141,857||52.40%||Thelma D. Drake||128,486||47.46%||*|
|2010||Glenn Nye||70,306||42.46%||Scott Rigell||88,007||53.15%||Kenny E. Golden||7,158||4.32%|
In September 2011 Glenn Nye joined the Hanover Investment Group as the Senior Political Advisor.
- ”Glenn Nye”. German Marshall Fund of the United States. 2012
- "КАКО ГЛЕН НАЈ ГИ СПАСУВАЛ АМЕРИКАНЦИТЕ ОД АРАЧИНОВО". Борис Георгиевски. Глобус. 2007 
- "Спасавање Американаца у Арачинову". ПОЛИТИКА. 2008
- ”Rep. Glenn Nye (D)”. National Journal. 2011
- Greg Giroux, Frustrated By U.S. Policy, Foreign Service Veteran Challenges Virginia GOP IncumbentCongressional Quarterly, February 21, 2008
- Glenn Nye for U.S. Congress
- Mike Gooding, Drake, Nye clash over energy policy WVEC.com, July 7, 2008
- Melancon, Charlie. "Blue Dog Coalition Members". Charlie Melancon. Retrieved 17 February 2010.
- Nye, Glenn (7 November 2009). "Glenn Nye: "Health Reform Must Reduce Costs for Families & Small Businesses". Retrieved 17 February 2010.
- "House Vote 884 - Restricts Federal Funding for Abortion - NYTimes.com". Politics.nytimes.com. 2010-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-12.
- "Chamber of Commerce endorses Nye". LIN Television Corporation. September 27, 2010.
- Aaron Applegate, Beach's 2nd District race shapes up to be competitive The Virginian-Pilot, July 28, 2008
- For Congress: Glenn Nye, The Virginian-Pilot, October 24, 2008
- November 2008 Unofficial Results Virginia State Board of Elections
- November 2010 Unofficial Results Virginia State Board of Elections
- "Expert Profile of Glenn Nye". The German Marshall Fund of the United States.
- Nye, Glenn. "Hanover Investment Group".
- Glenn Nye for U.S. Congress official campaign site
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 2nd congressional district
|Virginia's delegation(s) to the 111th United States Congress (ordered by seniority)|
|111th||Senate: J. Webb | M. Warner||House: F. Wolf | R. Boucher | J. Moran | B. Goodlatte | R. Scott | E. Cantor | A. Forbes | R. Wittman | G. Nye | T. Perriello | G. Connolly|