UPDATED 1:16 pm: See below for Jennifer Boysko’s announcement as well…we’re off and running!
Believe it or now, we’re already off and running for 2019 already! With Jennifer Wexton’s win last night, it’s time to think about choosing her replacement in the State Senate. See below for a press release from Charlotte McConnell. For more on this Democratic nominating election, which will be most likely happening VERY soon (e.g., two Saturdays from now!), see my post After 11/6, Special Election for Jennifer Wexton’s State Senate Seat Could Move Really Fast AND Really Slow. Personally, I’m leaning heavily towards McConnell, but we’ll see. Note that this is a solidly blue district, so Democrats should nominate the strongest progressive and environmentalist, in my opinion.
New voice from our community, for our community.
Charlotte McConnell is running to fill the 33rd Senate seat which was recently vacated when Jennifer Wexton was elected to Congress. Charlotte has been living within the district for over 7 years. She lives with her husband and 2 sons in Sterling.
Charlotte believes in the importance of service to others and engaging in difficult conversation. She is an end of life doula and hospice volunteer. She also works with the nonprofit, Stomp Out the Silence. Their goal is to end the sexual abuse of children through training and legislation.
For 18 months, Charlotte served as Sterling District chair of the Loudoun Democrats. Additionally, she is an active member of Equality Loudoun, the Loudoun Chapters of the NAACP, League of Women Voters, and Moms Demand Action. She is also a member of Better Angels, and Our Revolution Northern Virginia. She has been serving as an ambassador for Planned Parenthood Metropolitan Washington since January 2017. Charlotte received the 2017-2018 Friend of Education award from the Loudoun Education Association for her efforts on bringing attention to LGBTQ issues in Loudoun County Public Schools.
Charlotte will work to expand affordable housing options, fully fund our schools, and expand Medicaid to all Virginians who want to apply. Charlotte is committed to common sense gun reform and protecting our environment. She would like to see a future powered by renewable energy. She understands these goals cannot be achieved fully achieved without campaign finance reform. Charlotte wants to represent her community, not corporate interests.
There will be a campaign kick off on Friday night, November 9th at Twinpanzee Brewing Company in Sterling from 7-9.
The Democratic primary for the special election will be held on Saturday November 17th from 10am-4pm. There will be 4 polling locations.
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DELEGATE BOYSKO LOOKS TO EXTEND DEMOCRATIC MOMENTUM – ANNOUNCES RUN FOR SENATE DISTRICT 33
November 7, 2018 (Herndon, VA) – Delegate Jennifer Boysko announced that she will seek the Democratic nomination to replace Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton as the progressive voice for Northern Virginia in the State Senate. Boysko has been a vocal and effective advocate in the General Assembly, leading efforts to expand Medicaid, expand broadband access, protect reproductive freedom, pushing back against excessive tolls, and introducing legislation aimed at combating gun violence and the opioid crisis.
“I am proud to announce my candidacy to run for the Democratic nomination to succeed my friend Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton,” said Boysko. “I look forward to expanding my efforts to ensure quality healthcare for Virginia families, protect reproductive freedom and invest to improve our transportation infrastructure.”
Along with her candidacy, Boysko announced the endorsements of Democratic party leaders from across the district as well as state Democratic leaders. The Democratic Primary will be held soon.
Federal and State elected leaders:
Governor Ralph Northam, Attorney General Mark Herring, Congressman Gerry Connolly, Congressman Don Beyer, Congresswoman-Elect Jennifer Wexton.
Every member of the House of Delegates who represent portions of the 33rd Senate District:
Delegates John Bell, David Reid, Wendy Gooditis, Kathleen Murphy, Ken Plum, and Karrie Delaney.
Local leaders who represent the 33rd Senate District:
Leesburg Supervisor Kristen Umstattd, Dranesville Supervisor John Foust, Leesburg Mayor Kelly Burk, and Herndon Mayor Lisa Merkel.