Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton unseated Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock in 2018, becoming the first Democrat to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District since 1980. Rep. Wexton has served the people of Northern Virginia for almost two decades as a prosecutor, an advocate for children, and as a state legislator focusing on issues of concern to families. From 2001 to 2005, Rep. Wexton served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County, and in 2010, she was selected by the Chief Judge of the Loudoun Circuit Court to serve as a Substitute Judge in the District Court. In 2014, the Congresswoman was elected to the Virginia Senate, earning 53% of the vote in a three-way race. In Congress, she sits on the Financial Services Committee and the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She is a member of the New Democrat Coalition.
As an elected official in Virginia, Rep. Wexton has been keenly aware of and disturbed by the recent spike of anti-Semitism and neo-Nazism that was tragically displayed during the events in Charlottesville in 2017. Rep. Wexton understands that Israel fills a crucial need for a Jewish homeland, and she is dedicated to strengthening the US-Israel relationship. As such, she sees an important role for the US to play in brokering a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Wexton also views foreign aid as an important tool of US foreign policy, and she is committed to reinstating this vital aid to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. She cosponsored House Resolution 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to a two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.