February 25th, 2015
HERNDON- This morning Del. Tom Rust announced his retirement on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates. Jennifer Boysko, the Democratic Candidate for the 86th House District, made the following statement regarding Del. Rust’s announcement:
HERNDON— Earlier today, Tom Rust and his fellow Republican delegates voted by party line to kill legislation that would help boost voter participation by moving town elections from May to November.
After extensive outreach, including four public hearings, Herndon Mayor Lisa C. Merkel and the Herndon Town Council voted to petition the General Assembly to move the town elections from May to November in order to increase voter participation and save taxpayer money.
"Jennifer, as you know, is a tireless advocate for our values. In Herndon, she has supported Metro to Dulles - which increases access to jobs and opportunity for all Town residents, LGBT Pride Month - accepting and valuing all who live here, repealing the "English Only" ordinance (passed by my predecessors), and moving our Town elections from May to NOVEMBER - increasing voter access and opportunity for the people of Herndon.