RACE SUMMARY: In 2018 Jennifer Wexton defeated Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock, ending nearly four decades of Republican control of a key Northern Virginia seat. Jennifer is running again in 2020 to keep that seat blue.
VOTING RECORD: Project VoteSmart
EDUCATION: University of Maryland (BA), College of William and Mary (JD)
FAMILY: Married, 2 children
- Supports a two-state solution
- Understands that Israel fills a crucial need for a Jewish homeland
- Will work to strengthen the bond between the U.S. and Israel
- Supports Roe v. Wade
- Stands with Planned Parenthood
In Her Own Words
"I sponsored the Equal Rights Amendment during my time in Richmond, and the General Assembly has a unique opportunity and obligation to take this historic step for our women and girls." 1
"One of the things that is also helping is that in the post-Trump era, I think a lot of people realized just how fragile our democracy is and they realize that it’s important that they get out and vote and make their voices known. People recognize that they can’t just sit on the sidelines and assume everything’s going to be OK." 2
In her legal career, Jennifer served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor criminal and traffic cases in all of the Loudoun Courts.
She has introduced 17 pieces of legislation in her first term, passing four bipartisan bills through the House, including the Retirement Protection Act as a part of the CARES Act Coronavirus response.