Jennifer B. Boysko, Democrat represents the 33rd District in the Senate of Virginia. She currently serves as a member of the Judiciary Committee, Transportation Committee, General Laws and Technology Committee, Privileges and Elections Committee, and the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee. She serves on a number of boards and commissions for the Commonwealth.
Senator Boysko’s legislation reflects her philosophy that it is possible to be pro-business and progressive, to seek equal opportunity for all, and to be fiscally responsible. She has been the patron and chief copatron of a number of landmark pieces of legislation including protecting immigrants with the DREAM Act, expansion of financial aid for students, and expansion of access to a driver's privilege card, a bill to amend the Virginia Energy Plan to include an analysis of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, protections for members of our LGBTQ+ community in Housing, employment and accommodations, protections for reproductive freedom, the Dignity Act which greatly reduces the tax on menstrual products and diapers, and protections for animals banning animal testing on personal care and cleaning products and passing the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. She is continuing the work she began as a Delegate to create an even playing field for all Virginians by improving schools and workforce training programs, supporting businesses to create new jobs, and advocating for equal pay for equal work, fair wages, and paid family and medical leave. She embraces the diverse and culturally rich community she represents and works to make sure all Virginians have a voice, no matter where they are from, how they worship, the color of their skin or who they love. She also supports common-sense legislation to prevent gun violence.
Ms. Boysko seeks to find common ground and works with both Republicans and Democrats to get things done. However, finding common ground does not mean abandoning her 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.
As a Senator based in the Dulles Technology Corridor, she continues to seek ways to use technology to improve the lives of Virginians and support the businesses in her district. During her tenure in the House of Delegates, she served on the Broadband Advisory Council. Her work to expand broadband to all areas of Virginia is based on the recognition that an even playing field requires access to high-speed internet for employment, education, commerce, and even medical care. In the House, she also served on the Privileges & Elections Committee, the Education Committee, and Counties, Cities & Towns Committee.
As a Delegate, she successfully fought to expand Medicaid to thousands of Virginians and will continue to work to improve healthcare access, affordability, and quality for everyone. She has continued her decades of work to ensure that women and their doctors can make reproductive healthcare decisions. Senator Boysko is working to build a coalition of businesses and environmentalists to support the transition to renewable energy in Virginia to protect our environment and build our economy with clean energy jobs. Senator Boysko has sponsored bills to improve traffic congestion and ensuring there are affordable transportation options.
Senator Boysko has extensive experience at all levels of public service. She served as an aide to Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust. Governor McAuliffe appointed her as a Citizen Member of the Virginia Board of Real Estate. And her first job was in the US Senate office of Richard Shelby from her home state of Alabama when he was a Democrat.
A veteran campaigner, Boysko has given her time and talent as a grassroots organizer for dozens of other candidates.
Jennifer Boysko and her husband Glenn, a software engineer, 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 Fortnightly Club, the Rotary Club of Herndon, the C4 Board of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, Herndon High School PTSA Board and Sports Boosters, the Herndon Optimists, St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, and Cornerstones.
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 first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2015. In 2019, she was elected to the Virginia Senate in a special election and was reelected in November. Her term runs until 2024.
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