Senator Jennifer B. Boysko

Senator Jennifer B. Boysko An active leader in Herndon and Northern Virginia who's built partnerships to solve transportation, education, and health and human services challenges.

Jennifer B. Boysko was elected in a special election on January 9th, 2019 to fill the 33rd District seat in the Senate of Virginia. She serves on the Senate Committee on Transportation, the Committee on General Laws and Technology, and the Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services. The 33rd Senate District is comprised of eastern Loudoun County and western Fairfax County including Towns of Leesburg and Herndon, Dulles Airport, as well as parts of Broadlands, Broad Run, Oak Hill, Ashburn, Sterling and Chantilly. Boysko served in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 86th District from 2016 until January of 2019. Before serving in the Virginia General Assembly she worked in local government serving a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors as staff aide. She was appointed by Governor McAuliffe as a Citizen Member of the Virginia Board of Real Estate. Jennifer also previously served on the NARAL Pro Choice Virginia C-4 Board, 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, The Rotary Club of Herndon, 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.

05/15/2019
Alabama just passed a near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest

The Alabama Senate passed the most restrictive anti-abortion bill to take away a woman's right to make decisions for herself. This is a dangerous precedent. Politicians should not be making medical decisions for us PERIOD. The Woman, her health care provider and her faith leader - if she wishes - should be the ones to assess what is best for her in her own situation. I will always stand up so that women and families have that right.

05/14/2019

Join me in wishing my Chief of Staff, Karen Harrison, a very Happy Birthday!

Family Friendly Economy Virginia
05/14/2019
Family Friendly Economy Virginia

Family Friendly Economy Virginia

Sen. Jennifer Boysko and Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy are leading the effort for paid family and medical leave in Virginia. Show your support and sign a thank you letter to these champions!

05/12/2019

Today as we celebrate Mother's Day, I am reminded about my motivation to run for office. My mom Dianne struggled as a single mom. You may have heard my story. She dropped out of college to marry my dad when she was 19. The marriage was not a success and when I was about 8 years old, my mom found herself on her own with 3 children to care for with no job experience. Long story short, working to make ends meet she suffered wage theft and a series of minimum wage jobs with no sick leave. With help from her father, she was finally able to go back to school to become a nurse. When I was in the 6th grade I was so proud to see her graduate.

As she raised me, she made sure that I didn't make the same mistakes. She made it her mission to see me graduate from college. Seeing my mother struggle, like so many other women who are forced to manage with no resources, is what has motivated me to spend my life in public service.

Thank you Mama, and thank you to the countless other women who are living paycheck to paycheck to take care of their children. Your love and sacrifice does not go unnoticed.

Congratulations again to everyone who worked tirelessly to open Heronview! Heronview is providing 96 units of affordable...
05/09/2019

Congratulations again to everyone who worked tirelessly to open Heronview! Heronview is providing 96 units of affordable and workforce housing in beautiful Kincora. I am grateful to be included today and look forward to seeing Heronview’s positive impact on Loudoun County!

Thank you for your support! I am so grateful that EMILY’s List has stood by my side in every race I’ve run."EMILY's ...
05/07/2019

Thank you for your support! I am so grateful that EMILY’s List has stood by my side in every race I’ve run.

"EMILY's List is proud to endorse Sen. Jennifer Boysko because she will continue to fight for access to affordable health care for all Virginians," said Geri Prado, senior director of state and local campaigns at EMILY's List.

Happy National Nurses Day to the hardworking professionals who provide care when we most need it! Special appreciation f...
05/06/2019

Happy National Nurses Day to the hardworking professionals who provide care when we most need it! Special appreciation for two of the nurses in my life - my mom, Dianne Coleman, and my stepmother, Jan Wayland.

Happy National Nurses Day to the hard working nurses across the Commonwealth and the country. Thank you for the amazing care you provide everyday! #NationalNursesDay

Please join us and Hassan Ahmad's campaign next Thursday for an interfaith canvass launch. Our volunteers will drive our...
05/03/2019
Interfaith Canvass and Iftar with State Senator Boysko · Hassan for Virginia

Please join us and Hassan Ahmad's campaign next Thursday for an interfaith canvass launch. Our volunteers will drive our fasting volunteers door to door to ease their burden. And at sunset, we'll break bread together to conclude the day's fast.

We will have shifts on Thursday, May 9 at 4 PM and 9 PM. To sign up for a shift please use the link below!

https://www.mobilize.us/jenniferboysko/event/91527/

In a few days, Muslims around the world will welcome the sacred month of Ramadan. We abstain from food and drink - yes, water, too! - from dawn to sunset. But it can be hard to canvass doors in the heat. And so, our interfaith partners showed up. On Thursday, May 9, join us and State Senator Jennife...

Glad to join VACOLAO for their 2019 Legislative Debriefing. Yanet Amado of the Virginia Intercollegiate Immigrant Allian...
04/29/2019

Glad to join VACOLAO for their 2019 Legislative Debriefing. Yanet Amado of the Virginia Intercollegiate Immigrant Alliance and VICPP, and I spoke about education equity for immigrant students. Ensuring that students who’ve grown up in Virginia are able to continue their education and achieve their dreams is a family value we can all support.

I have sponsored equal pay for equal work legislation for several years and am often told it would simply be too hard to...
04/28/2019
Female faculty at U.Va. earned $33,939 less than male faculty in 2018-2019, on average

I have sponsored equal pay for equal work legislation for several years and am often told it would simply be too hard to address. There are concrete steps we can take to address pay inequity by: 1. Allow employees to share wage and salary information 2. Stop asking for salary history as a first step in the interview process. 3. Post all job opportunities publicly. These three concrete steps would not pose a burden on businesses but data shows that by implementing them it would help make for a more fair process.

The Law School saw the largest discrepancy in faculty salary, with men on average earning $54,100 more than women.

Glad to see that this large solar farm project has been approved. We need local support for solar - whether it’s panel...
04/12/2019
Virginia League of Conservation Voters

Glad to see that this large solar farm project has been approved. We need local support for solar - whether it’s panels on your neighbors roofs or solar farms. Working together we will make the transition to clean energy.

Good news for clean energy in Virginia with the approval of the soon-to-be largest solar array on the East Coast!

I enjoyed providing a legislative update with Supervisor Koran T. Saines and the Dulles Chamber yesterday at RocketFrog ...
04/11/2019

I enjoyed providing a legislative update with Supervisor Koran T. Saines and the Dulles Chamber yesterday at RocketFrog Brewery in Sterling!

I'm honored to chair the Sterling Committee for the Official Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to our meeting host Rocket Frog Brewing Company and our food sponsor Domino's Pizza Sterling.

We learned so much great info from Senator Jennifer B. Boysko and Supervisor Koran Saines.

Join us at our next meeting on May 8.

04/05/2019
EMILY's List

Thank you Emily’s List for your long time support. Happy to be included in this video along with several of my favorite House colleagues.

Representation. It matters, but we're just getting started! #WeAreEMILY

04/01/2019
Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics

Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics

Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics - Local 2068 is accepting donations for the students affected by the 5 alarm apartment fire in Harrisonburg, VA that displaced at least 43 JMU students.

Items requested by student groups include the following:

- Personal hygiene products
- Toiletries
- Non-perishable food
- Bottled water
- Blankets and bedding
- Towels and washcloths
- Socks and underwear
- Clothing
- Suitcases or duffel bags
- Chargers for phones and laptops

One of the students affected by the fire is the son of one of our brother #IAFF2068 #FairfaxFirefighters. We are accepting monetary donations, preferably in the form of Walmart Gift Cards (per family request) for his son.

Donations can be dropped off until 5pm, April 1, 2019 at:

Fire Station 40
4621 Legato Rd
Fairfax, VA 22030

Thank You!

Fairfax County Professional Firefighters and Paramedics - Local 2068

The last couple of weeks have been the right kind of busy - visiting constituents, meetings with community groups, legis...
03/31/2019

The last couple of weeks have been the right kind of busy - visiting constituents, meetings with community groups, legislative work and my campaign kickoff. I’m honored to serve as your Senator. Please tag yourselves.

Thank you Governor Northam for giving our schools the ability to start earlier. Especially those students taking nationa...
03/25/2019
Northam signs bill allowing schools to open before Labor Day

Thank you Governor Northam for giving our schools the ability to start earlier. Especially those students taking nationally scheduled AP exams, moving the start date for the first day of school can give students and teachers two more weeks to prepare. Good job!

Every school in Virginia will now be able to start before Labor Day.

Third times a charm!I am thrilled to see passage of my bill, The Dignity Act. Lowering the tax on these necessities is t...
03/20/2019
Governor Northam Signs Legislation Cutting Sales Tax on Essential Personal Hygiene Products

Third times a charm!

I am thrilled to see passage of my bill, The Dignity Act. Lowering the tax on these necessities is the right thing to do. I am so glad we have made progress on the issue of menstrual equity and at long last will have tax relief for these products that women and families have to purchase. We are working together to get things done!

Virginia Governor, Governor73,

I believe that paid leave will be a bipartisan effort. We will work with the business community and welcome your input! ...
03/18/2019

I believe that paid leave will be a bipartisan effort. We will work with the business community and welcome your input! I look forward to a time when all working families can care for their loved ones. With Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy

Telephone Town Hall tonight with Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy - sharing stories of the times we had to choose between p...
03/18/2019

Telephone Town Hall tonight with Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy - sharing stories of the times we had to choose between paying bills and caring for our loved ones.

I have carried equal pay for equal work legislation for 3 years in a row. Each time, I am told by the business community...
03/11/2019
ProgressVA

I have carried equal pay for equal work legislation for 3 years in a row. Each time, I am told by the business community that it would simply be “too difficult”. Come on, we are smarter and more innovative than that. Work with me to help make equal pay for equal work a reality for all Virginians. We can do it!

The gender pay gap occurs across almost all occupations and industries.

Sign & Shine
03/11/2019
Sign & Shine

Sign & Shine

Fairfax County homeowners can now take advantage of the 2019 Sign and Shine solar program. Go solar for $0 out of pocket + save money on your electric bills. 1,000's of Virginia homeowners have already signed up. Click below to learn more and find out if your home qualifies.

Full house for the BRAWS screening of the OSCAR-winning short film, “Period. End of Sentence.” and the panel discuss...
03/09/2019

Full house for the BRAWS screening of the OSCAR-winning short film, “Period. End of Sentence.” and the panel discussion that followed. I’ll be back for the 2020 General Assembly Session with legislation requiring schools to provide free menstrual supplies. Proud of the students who spoke up: Natalie from Justice HS, her teacher Jen Gobulic, and Jamie and Morgan from the BRAWS Teen Council. With our moderator Catherine Read, Holly Seibold and her BRAWS team, FCPS School Board Member Karen Keys Gamarra and Delegate Mark Keam.

Enjoyed meeting with the Loudoun County Democrats; with Delegate John Bell, Senator Favola, Delegate Reid, and Delegate ...
03/08/2019

Enjoyed meeting with the Loudoun County Democrats; with Delegate John Bell, Senator Favola, Delegate Reid, and Delegate Gooditis.

With the Sully District Democrats for a post session update, joined by Delegate Samirah
03/08/2019

With the Sully District Democrats for a post session update, joined by Delegate Samirah

Post session update at Ashby Ponds in Ashburn with Delegate Reid
03/08/2019

Post session update at Ashby Ponds in Ashburn with Delegate Reid

03/06/2019

Happy to be back home in the 33rd Senate District. The Grow with Google Partner Program provides nonprofits, libraries, government agencies, educational institutions and specific for-profit companies, such as co-working spaces, with the tools needed to teach digital skills on their own. Today they taught classes at the Herndon Fortnightly Public Library.

02/24/2019
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus

Delegate Jay Jones gave one of the most moving speeches I’ve ever heard in the General Assembly. Please watch.

Listen to Delegate Jerrauld "Jay" Jones deliver a speech about his personal and family experiences growing up Black in Virginia.

02/21/2019

Stand with the advocates for ERA and let the VA House of Delegates know that you support equality for all.

Thrilled to share the news that Jim Crow laws that enable folks to pay porters, ushers, domestics and others less than m...
02/20/2019
Paul Krizek for Virginia

Thrilled to share the news that Jim Crow laws that enable folks to pay porters, ushers, domestics and others less than minimum wage will no longer stand!

Good news. This discriminatory language has been in the minimum wage section of the code for over fifty years. But not anymore.

Senator Jennifer B. Boysko
02/19/2019

Senator Jennifer B. Boysko

01/17/2019
VACOLAO - Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations

Proud to be working in Richmond for Driver Privilege Cards for all regardless of immigration status. We need safe drivers- who have passed the drivers exam and have insurance. We should all be able to drive to work, to school, to the doctor and shopping.

Great first day serving in the Virginia Senate: proud to introduce SB 1639 - Paid Family and Medical Leave. No one shoul...
01/15/2019
Two Northern Virginia Lawmakers Push Bill Requiring 12 Weeks Of Paid Family Leave For All Workers | WAMU

Great first day serving in the Virginia Senate: proud to introduce SB 1639 - Paid Family and Medical Leave. No one should be forced to choose between paying rent and caring for a new baby, taking time to heal from a medical crisis, or caring for a seriously ill loved one.

https://wamu.org/story/19/01/14/two-northern-virginia-lawmakers-push-bill-requiring-12-weeks-of-paid-family-leave-for-all-workers/

Workers at many private businesses across Virginia could get up to 12 weeks of paid family leave under a bill that could be debated during this year's legislative session in Richmond.

01/13/2019

Congratulations to Ibraheem S. Samirah on his victory today in the House District 86th Democratic caucus. I pledge my full support to Ibraheem for the coming campaign and look forward to working with him in the Virginia General Assembly. I know Ibraheem will continue the great work we have done in working to reduce gun violence, supporting our schools and teachers, and building an economy that works for everyone. I want to thank Mike O'Reilly, Kofi Annan, and Chad Thompson for running in this race and encourage them to stay involved in the political process. I finally want to thank the Fairfax and Loudoun Democratic Committees for so quickly organizing this caucus.

Over 2,000 voters came out to today's caucus, a further marker of how Democratic energy is alive and well. The blue wave continues in Northern Virginia.

01/09/2019

Thank you to the voters of #SD33 for electing me as your next state Senator, I look forward to serving you all and fighting for affordable healthcare, better schools and roads, and continuing our push for gun-violence prevention.
Thank you Joe T. May on a great campaign and your years of service to Virginia. I look forward to working together with my colleagues in Richmond to get things done. Let's get to work!

Incredibly honored to have the support and shoutout from Secretary Hillary Clinton, polls are open until 7pm!
01/08/2019

Incredibly honored to have the support and shoutout from Secretary Hillary Clinton, polls are open until 7pm!

Polls have opened! Be sure to remind your friends and family to vote before 7pm today at their normal polling location i...
01/08/2019

Polls have opened! Be sure to remind your friends and family to vote before 7pm today at their normal polling location in #SD33
If anyone has any questions or concerns throughout the day, feel free to call our voter hotline at: 571-612-0147

Great first day of Get Out the Vote. Thank you to all the volunteers who came from across the district to knock on doors...
01/06/2019

Great first day of Get Out the Vote. Thank you to all the volunteers who came from across the district to knock on doors and make calls to talk about this very important race!

01/04/2019

ELECTION NOTICE: Last day to early vote!

Tomorrow is the last day to cast your early in-person absentee vote. Polls are open from 9-5pm in the following locations:

Loudoun County Elections Center
750 Miller Dr. SE, Suite C, Leesburg, VA

Fairfax County Election Office
12000 Government Center Pkwy Suite 323, Fairfax, VA

Herndon Fortnightly Library
768 Center St. Herndon, VA

Show your support for our campaign by adding this frame to your facebook profile picture and let your family and friends...
12/28/2018

Show your support for our campaign by adding this frame to your facebook profile picture and let your family and friends know to vote Jennifer Boysko on January 8th

New order of yard signs to the Boysko office at 6 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Sterling.Come get yours today!
12/17/2018

New order of yard signs to the Boysko office at 6 Pidgeon Hill Drive, Sterling.

Come get yours today!

Thank you Senators Mark Warner VA, Tim Kaine and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax for your endorsement. I hope you all will j...
12/11/2018

Thank you Senators Mark Warner VA, Tim Kaine and Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax for your endorsement. I hope you all will join them in supporting me for our special election on January 8th!

Virginia House Democrats
12/07/2018

Virginia House Democrats

House Democrats' statement on the release of the proposed remedial maps in the Bethune Hill redistricting case.

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