Jennifer Boysko is the current Delegate for the 86th district (Herndon, Oak Hill, Chantilly, and Sterling Park) of the Virginia General Assembly. She currently serves as a member of the Cities, Counties, and Town Committee, the Education Committee and The Privileges & Election Committee in the House. She is also a member of the Broadband Advisory Committee. As Delegate, she has worked to improve our schools and the economy here in Northern Virginia. She has fought to expand Medicaid to thousands of Virginians and will continue to work to improve access and quality for everyone. In the House of Delegates, she has sponsored a number of bills from working to improve access to reproductive rights for women’s health to improving the traffic situation on I-66 and the Dulles Toll Road. Delegate Boysko seeks to find common ground and work with both Republicans and Democrats to get things done. However, finding common ground does not mean we abandon our priorities and values. She will always stand up and speak out for the issues most passionately held where there are stark differences that cannot be negotiated.
Her priorities as a Delegate are working to continue to build the New Virginia economy here in Virginia that supports both working families and small businesses in her district. She has actively sought to restore funding to our public schools and has worked on legislation that would make sure everyone has access to affordable healthcare.
She previously served as an aide to Dranesville Supervisor John Foust. She staffed the Supervisor on all matters related to Economic Advisory Committee and Audit Committee and for all Virginia Department of Transportation Maintenance and Housing issues. She served as liaison to help solve district challenges, address constituent issues, and to find solutions to problems. Working with various homeowners associations and local organizations she provided connections between constituents, groups, and organizations to County agencies and officials. She joined the Supervisor’s staff in 2008 when he was elected, and for the first five years of his term served as his Herndon Aide, Education, Human Services, Utilities and Consumer Affairs Aide. She served as Supervisor Foust’s representative on all issues relating to the Herndon area regarding land use and transportation, Metro area planning, liaison with Town government and constituent services.
Governor McAuliffe appointed her as a Citizen Member of the Virginia Real Estate Board. The Real Estate Board licenses salespersons, brokers, and firms representing others in property transactions. The Board also enforces Fair Housing Law in cases involving real estate licensees and their employees.
Jennifer also serves as a board member for NARAL Pro Choice Virginia, working to educate Virginians and policymakers about the broad range of issues encompassing reproductive choice and lobby our legislature to pass pro-choice policies and defeat anti-choice laws.
Jennifer was part of Emerge Virginia’s inaugural class of 2014. Emerge Virginia is changing the face of Virginia politics by identifying, training and encouraging women to run for office, get elected and to seek higher office. The intensive, cohort-based six-month training program is unique.
Jennifer’s first job was in the US Senate office of Richard Shelby from her home state of Alabama when he was a Democrat. She also covered federal legislative and regulatory issues for Bayless, Boland, Madigan, and Barrett as the legislative assistant in the early 1990’s in Washington, DC. Policy issues: NAFTA, telecommunications deregulation, aviation, financial derivatives, Superfund, and alternative fuels.
A veteran campaigner, Jennifer has given her time and talent on every Democratic campaign in the Herndon area since 2003, several statewide races in the Commonwealth of Virginia and at the national level, including serving as the State Director for Governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign.
Jennifer is married to Glenn Boysko a software engineer and they have raised their two daughters in Historic Downtown Herndon, where they have lived since 1996. A leader in her community, she has volunteered in a number of capacities including the Herndon High School PTSA Board and Sports Boosters, the Herndon Fortnightly Club, the Herndon Optimists, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Reston Interfaith, the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Virginia and is a founder of the Dulles Area Democrats. Jennifer has been a grassroots activist her entire life, supporting efforts to make her community a better place for all. She is a graduate of Hollins University in Roanoke, VA and was raised in Alabama and Arkansas. She was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates on November 3, 2015.
The 86th District
Virginia's legislature--the General Assembly--meets in Richmond every year for either 45 or 60 day sessions starting in January. The lower chamber of the GA is the House of Delegates, which first met in 1619, making it the longest continuously meeting legislative body in the Western Hemisphere. The body comprises 100 delegates elected every two years on odd-numbered years. Each represents about 80,000 residents from districts that change as needed based on the federal census taken every ten years.
The 86th District is in western Fairfax County and eastern Loudoun County. The Loudoun part of the district has two precincts in Sterling Park and the Fairfax part of the district has 13 precincts in Herndon, Oak Hill and Chantilly stretching from Route 50 north along the border of Fairfax County to Route 7, roughly bounded on the east by the Fairfax County Parkway.