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.