This article shares information about Elissa Slotkin, an American politician and her ex-husband Dave Moore.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Lansing, announced that she was divorcing her husband, Dave Moore, she told the Free Press in a statement.
“After careful consideration, we are saddened to announce that we are divorcing after 12 years of marriage,” Slotkin and Moore said in a joint statement. “We’ve reached this decision together after much reflection and we do it on agreeable terms.”
“We appreciate everyone’s respect for our privacy on this matter during this time,” they said.
Slotkin, 46 and a former U.S. intelligence officer, and Moore married in 2011, having met in 2009 while both were in Iraq. She was on her third tour of Iraq and a Pentagon adviser at the time; Moore, a retired Army colonel and former Apache helicopter pilot who also specialized in counterterrorism planning, was part of a U.S. team negotiating with the Iraqis.
Who is Elissa Slotkin?
Elissa Blair Slotkin (born July 10, 1976) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative from Michigan’s 7th congressional district since 2019. The district, numbered as the 8th district from 2019 to 2023, is based in Lansing and stretches into Detroit’s outer western suburbs.
She is Jewish. Slotkin spent her early life on a farm in Holly, Michigan. She attended Cranbrook Kingswood School in Bloomfield Hills. Her family farm was part of Hygrade Meat Company, founded by her grandfather, Hugo Slotkin. Hygrade was the original company behind Ball Park Franks which is now owned by Tyson Foods.
Slotkin earned a bachelor of arts in sociology from Cornell University in 1998 and a master of international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 2003.
Slotkin is a member of the Democratic Party. Before entering politics, she served as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst and Department of Defense official. She is a candidate for the U.S. Senate in the 2024 election to succeed Debbie Stabenow.
Elissa Slotkin career
Slotkin was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency after graduate school. Fluent in Arabic and Swahili, she served three tours in Iraq as a CIA analyst. During the George W. Bush administration, she worked on the Iraq portfolio for the National Security Council.
During Barack Obama’s presidency, she worked for the State Department and the Department of Defense. Slotkin was acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs from 2015 to 2017.
After leaving the Defense Department in January 2017, Slotkin moved back to her family’s farm in Holly, where she owned and operated Pinpoint Consulting.
Who’s the husband of Elissa Slotkin; Dave Moore?
Elissa Slotkin was married to Dave Moore, a retired Army colonel and Apache helicopter pilot. They met in Baghdad during the Iraq War and resided in Holly. The two filed for divorce in 2023.