For Immediate Release
November 20, 2018
EMILY’s List Endorses Jennifer Boysko for Virginia State Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Jennifer Boysko in a special election for Virginia state Senate District 33, a seat most recently held by Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton. Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILY’s List, released the following statement:
“EMILY’s List is proud to endorse Jennifer Boysko for the Virginia state Senate because she has proven her commitment to serving her community and championing the rights of women and families. We are confident she will continue to be a progressive voice and leader of change in Richmond once elected in January. Congresswoman-elect Wexton is leaving some big shoes to fill, but Jennifer Boysko is absolutely the right candidate to fill them. EMILY’s List is excited to stand with her in her campaign.”
Delegate Jennifer Boysko currently represents the people of Herndon, Oak Hill, Chantilly, and Sterling Park in Virginia’s 86th Assembly District. As a delegate, Jennifer has sponsored and cosponsored legislation ranging from bills seeking to expand access to affordable health care and protect women’s reproductive rights, strengthened economic opportunity, and addressed failing infrastructure including improving traffic conditions. Jennifer previously served as an aide to Dranesville Supervisor John Foust and acted as his representative for all issues facing the Herndon area regarding land use and transportation, Metro area planning, town government, and constituent services. Jennifer lives with her husband and their two daughters in Historic Downtown Herndon.
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.