Jennifer Boysko Endorsed by LGBT Democrats of Virginia in 33rd District Special Election

November 29, 2018

Jennifer Boysko

Jennifer Boysko

With the successful campaign of another LGBT Democrats of Virginia endorsed candidate Congresswoman-Elect Jennifer Wexton, citizens of Virginia’s 33rd Senate District will return to the polls on January 8th in a special election to fill the seat being vacated by Wexton. The Executive Board of LGBT Democrats of Virginia unanimously approved the endorsement of Delegate Jennifer Boysko in this election.

From Boysko’s website:

Jennifer Boysko is the current Delegate for the 86th district (Herndon, Oak Hill, Chantilly, and Sterling Park) of the Virginia General Assembly. She currently serves as a member of the Cities, Counties, and Town Committee, the Education Committee and The Privileges & Election Committee in the House. She is also a member of the Broadband Advisory Committee. As Delegate, she has worked to improve our schools and the economy here in Northern Virginia. She has fought to expand Medicaid to thousands of Virginians and will continue to work to improve access and quality for everyone. In the House of Delegates, she has sponsored a number of bills from working to improve access to reproductive rights for women’s health to improving the traffic situation on I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road. Delegate Boysko seeks to find common ground and work with both Republicans and Democrats to get things done. However, finding common ground does not mean we abandon our priorities and values. She will always stand up and speak out for the issues most passionately held where there are stark differences that cannot be negotiated.

Last session, Boysko introduced legislation aimed at helping transgender Virginians change their legal documentation to reflect their true gender and to forbid private employers from varying pay based on the sexual orientation of their employees. Unfortunately, both bills were left in their perspective committees.

About the Author

Joel McDonald
Joel McDonald served as the Vice-Chair for Technology and Communications of LGBT Democrats of Virginia from 2009 to 2019. He's served in a number of roles within the Virginia Beach Democratic Committee, including webmaster, treasurer, and precinct and elections director. He also helped start Hampton Roads Young Democrats, serving as their first finance director and then as vice president. In 2012, he was elected to the Virginia Beach School Board, was reelected in 2016, and served as vice chair in 2018. Joel holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Old Dominion University. Professionally, he is the webmaster and English content manager for Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends and provides web design, development, hosting, and maintenance services through his business, McDonald Web Works.