|Member of the Virginia Senate|
from the 33rd district
January 11, 2019
|Member of the Virginia House of Delegates|
from the 86th district
January 13, 2016 - January 11, 2019
November 16, 1966
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
|Spouse(s)||Glenn James Boysko|
|Alma mater||Hollins University (BA)|
|Committees||Counties, 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.
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.
The 2015 election, held November 3, featured an open seat after Rust announced his retirement on February 25, 2015. 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. According to the Virginia Public Access Project, Vargas outspent Boysko, $654,725 to $476,322. Brubaker spent $9,100.
In 2018, Boysko sponsored legislation that would require companies to avoid using animals while testing cosmetics or household cleaners.
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. She won the Democratic Party's nomination on November 17, and won against Republican Joe T. May in the election on January 8, 2019.