Jennifer Boysko
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Jennifer Boysko

Jennifer Boysko
Member of the Virginia Senate
from the 33rd district

January 11, 2019
Jennifer Wexton
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 86th district

January 13, 2016 - January 11, 2019
Tom Rust
Ibraheem Samirah
Personal details
Jennifer Barton

(1966-11-16) November 16, 1966 (age 53)
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Glenn James Boysko
ResidenceHerndon, Virginia
Alma materHollins University (BA)
ProfessionGrassroots activist
CommitteesCounties, Cities and Towns; Privileges and Elections

Jennifer Barton Boysko (born November 16, 1966) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia. She represents the 33rd district in the Virginia Senate. Previously, she represented the 86th district in the Virginia House of Delegates, which is located in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. She is a member of the Democratic Party.[1][2]

Early life and career

Boysko was reared in Alabama and Arkansas. In 1989, she graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Since 1996, Boysko has been a resident of downtown Herndon, Virginia, where she and her husband Glenn have raised two daughters, Hannah and Sophie Claire. She has been a grassroots organizer and leader in her community, volunteering her time for the Herndon High School, the Herndon Fortnightly Club, the Herndon Optimists, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Reston Interfaith, and other political and charitable causes.[3]

Virginia House of Delegates

In 2013, Boysko was narrowly defeated for the House of Delegates 86th district seat, losing to the incumbent Republican Tom Rust, 50.08 percent to 49.92 percent, a difference of 32 votes.[4][1]

The 2015 election, held November 3, featured an open seat after Rust announced his retirement on February 25, 2015.[5] For the primary election, held June 9, Boysko ran unopposed. For the general, Boysko received 54 percent of the vote; Republican Danny Vargas--who ran unopposed in his primary--received 42 percent; and Independent Paul Brubaker received 5 percent.[6] According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Vargas outspent Boysko, $654,725 to $476,322. Brubaker spent $9,100.[7]

In 2018, Boysko sponsored legislation that would require companies to avoid using animals while testing cosmetics or household cleaners.[8]

Virginia Senate

Following Jennifer Wexton's election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 elections, Boysko announced her candidacy for the special election to succeed her in the Virginia Senate.[9] She won the Democratic Party's nomination on November 17,[10][11] and won against Republican Joe T. May in the election on January 8, 2019.[12]


  1. ^ a b Moore, Ken (October 29, 2015). "Every Vote Matters in District 86, Herndon". Connection Newspapers. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Dunn, Ryan (November 5, 2015). "Election Day in Herndon and Reston". Connection Newspapers. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Biography, official campaign website". November 7, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Elections for Boysko, Jennifer". Virginia Public Access Project.
  5. ^ Baratko, Trevor (February 25, 2015). "Delegate Tom Rust retiring". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Archived from the original on February 27, 2015.
  6. ^ Iacone, Amanda (November 4, 2015). "Election brings few changes to Va. legislature; huge shifts to Loudoun Co". WTOP-FM. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Boysko, Jennifer: Overview - VPAP". Virginia Public Access Project.
  8. ^ "Democrat wins Northern Va. state Senate seat vacated by Jennifer Wexton". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Moomaw, Graham (November 7, 2018). "After Wexton's congressional win, Boysko announces run for Northern Virginia state Senate seat | Virginia Politics". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ Baratko, Trevor (November 17, 2018). "Del. Boysko wins Democratic nomination for 33rd Senate District special election | News". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Retrieved 2018.
  11. ^ Cline, Nathaniel (November 20, 2018). "Boysko, May to face-off in special election | News". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Retrieved 2018.
  12. ^ Baratko, Trevor (January 8, 2019). "Boysko wins 33rd Senate District special election". Loudoun Times-Mirror. Retrieved 2019.

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