“When you see the picture of the Statue of Liberty, what do you think about? You think about unbridled optimism and freedom. That’s the kind of America that I believe we want.”
A member of Congress since 2001, Congressman Eric Ivan Cantor represents the Seventh District of Virginia, where he grew up. He serves as House majority leader. After practicing law in Richmond and working in real estate development, he earned a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served from 1992 to 2001.