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Herndon, VA – Candidate Jennifer Boysko filed a petition yesterday in Fairfax County Circuit Court seeking a recount to thoroughly examine all of the votes cast in the November 5th election for the 86th House of Delegates district.

“Given the closeness of the outcome of this race, we owe it to both candidates and to the voters to make sure that every tally is recorded correctly and every vote accounted for so the process leaves no lingering questions,” said Boysko. “Everyone who voted and all of the constituents of the 86th district deserve no less.”

After nearly 21,000 votes were cast on Election Day in the 86th district, the margin between the two candidates was 54 votes, a mere two-tenths of one percent. Boysko won the majority of the votes cast in Fairfax County, which accounts for 87% of the district.  Her race was the closest of any election in Virginia this year.

"I applaud my opponent, Tom Rust, on running a spirited campaign and I can only hope that he, like me, wants to make sure the votes of all those who cast ballots in the 86th are counted."





I just wanted to drop you a quick line about tomorrow's election. I'm sure you've been getting a lot of emails about it, people knocking on your door and calling you. I want to take this opportunity to remind you to remind your friends and neighbors about the rest of the ticket. Specifically, about making sure that everyone who's voting for Terry McAuliffe tomorrow also votes for Jennifer Boysko.

Jennifer will be Terry's and my ally in Richmond next session because the three of us want to bring the focus of the General Assembly back to the issues that matter most to Virginians. We don't want to see the Commonwealth ridiculed on comedy shows because of some of these far-right bills we've not only considered, but in too many cases actually passed.

With Terry as Governor and Ralph Northam as Lieutenant Governor, I'll have a stronger vote in the Senate to keep some of this stuff at bay. But as it stands right now, the Republicans have a veto-proof majority in the House of Delegates.

This is why electing Jennifer is critical, because one flipped seat can make a huge difference. If you support Terry as I do, then you should support Jennifer, too.


Senator Dave Marsden



I've seen Jennifer in action first-hand. She was my go-to person in Herndon and I can attest to the dedication and devotion she put into serving the residents of Dranesville. There are few individuals who can have that kind of direct impact on a whole community and Jennifer really excelled at it. Losing her from my staff was certainly a huge loss but the silver lining is that we have the opportunity to have more people benefit from her incredible work ethic.

Whether it was helping seniors age in place, finding immediate transportation solutions by using our secondary roads more efficiently, or closing the funding gap for our area schools, Jennifer's work has been about finding creative and cost-effective solutions to a whole host of challenges our region faced.

Thankfully, as Delegate her work will continue to produce pragmatic solutions that all Virginians will benefit from and experience first hand. That's exactly the kind of focus we need right now. As we continue to recover from a slow economy, our officials' concerns need to come back to the kitchen table from the ideological cloud.

Jennifer's priorities will always begin and end with the 86th district's voters in mind. She and her family live those kitchen table issues every day. Having worked with her I can assure you she won't back down from a fight and will stick by her convictions to do what is right. That's exactly the steady voice we need in Richmond.

I ask you to talk to your friends and neighbors and help Jennifer close out the campaign by reaching as many people as possible. But most of all, I ask you to vote for Jennifer Boysko tomorrow, Tuesday, November 5th.



John Foust

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Dranesville District


Dear Friends,

I’ve been a teacher, PTA member, and school board member, I fight for our kids every day to make sure they have what they need to succeed and a big part of that is making sure our teachers have the tools and flexibility they need. Our future is in our teachers’ hands, which is why education policy is so critical to any community.

Tom Rust's votes have not always been in the best interest of our schools. For example, just this year he supported a school takeover plan that would strip our local school boards' authority and put our schools in the hands of political appointees in Richmond.

It's not enough to say you want to reform the SOLs, you need to give an indication of where you think they need to go. That's why I support Jennifer Boysko, because she has been clear and concise about empowering teachers to teach. Our teachers spend years honing their craft to propel our youth forward, they’re literally on the front lines of our future, and they need a champion who understands and appreciates what they do, not someone who would reduce them to doing test preparation.

What these women and men do is fundamental to our communities, our state, and our country. Their sole professional desire is to make sure our kids are well-educated, well-prepared, and well-established to face the changing landscape of tomorrow. Jennifer knows that the best way for them to do that is to let them teach. Simply to let them teach, to practice their art.

Critical thinking, problem solving--that’s the basis for an innovative society. If our children can learn how to achieve a solution rather than just fill in a Scantron sheet, we will have done our jobs as educators. If we help elect Jennifer Boysko this Tuesday, November 5th, we will have done our jobs as responsible community members.


Patricia Hynes

FCPS School Board

Hunter Mill