Alexandria, Va. – Today, on the heels of historic gains by Democrats in the midterm elections, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia announced its endorsement of Delegate Jennifer Boysko for the next state Senator from Virginia’s 33rd District, before the upcoming Democratic primary this Saturday, November 17.
With the resounding November 6 victory of Congresswoman-elect Jennifer Wexton over Representative Barbara Comstock, an open state Senate seat has emerged in Virginia’s 33rd Senate District. NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to support Jennifer Boysko for this nomination. We know Delegate Boysko will serve as a steadfast champion for reproductive freedom in the Senate, as she has throughout her entire political career.
Jennifer is a proud mother of two daughters and has been a vocal and effective reproductive rights advocate in the General Assembly since she first was elected to the House of Delegates in 2016. She has sponsored proactive legislation from the very beginning, including the Essential Health Benefits: Abortion Coverage bill and was a leader in efforts to pass Medicaid expansion. Since then, Delegate Boysko has become a bold, leading voice in the House of Delegates for reproductive rights. In 2017 and 2018, she introduced the Whole Woman’s Health Act to eliminate medically unnecessary requirements such as the 24-hour waiting period and mandatory ultrasound for a woman seeking an abortion.
Tarina Keene, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia, issued the following statement:
“NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to endorse Delegate Boysko because she has proven time and time again to be an effective and unapologetic defender and advocate of reproductive freedom in Virginia. Jennifer has a strong record of standing up and fighting for women and families across Virginia, and at this critical juncture in Virginia, we need her leadership in the State Senate.”
“I am thrilled to earn NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s endorsement” said Delegate Jennifer Boysko. “I’ve been an activist standing up for reproductive health since I was a college student and will continue that fight into the state senate. Women and families should be trusted to make decisions for themselves. I will continue to work to make sure that politicians get out of these most personal and private decisions.”