For Immediate Release
February 22, 2022
EMILY's List Endorses Jennifer Wexton for Reelection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jennifer Wexton for reelection to Congress to represent Virginia’s newly redrawn 10th District. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“In her time as Congresswoman, Jennifer Wexton has been a champion for the families and working people in her district. She has been a leader on addressing the opioid epidemic, expanding economic opportunity and affordable health care, and protecting the rights of women, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ+ community. With redistricting, Congresswoman Wexton is facing a tough reelection campaign. It is essential that we reelect her to the House of Representatives so she can continue to work tirelessly for Virginians. EMILYs List is proud to stand by Rep. Wexton in her reelection fight.”
Jennifer Wexton was elected to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District in 2018. She previously served as a Virginia state senator, a Loudon County substitute judge, special justice, and assistant commonwealth’s attorney. As a legislator, she worked to expand Medicaid and empower vulnerable communities. A former attorney, Wexton believes in equality and justice for all Virginians. She lives in Leesburg, Virginia with her husband, two sons, and two rescue dogs.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 159 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40% of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.