Candidate Details

Jennifer Wexton

House - Challenger

State Senator Jennifer Wexton is the Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District to take on Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock. Wexton has been serving the people of Northern Virginia for almost two decades, as a prosecutor, an advocate for children, and as a legislator focusing on issues of concern to families. From 2001 to 2005, 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, Wexton was elected to the Virginia Senate, earning 53% of the vote in a three-way race. She won re-election in 2015. During her four-year tenure, she has passed 39 bills, all with bipartisan support.

As an elected official in Virginia, 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 this summer. 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 maintaining this vital aid to Israel and the PA.