Jennifer Wexton

Jennifer Lynn Wexton is an American lawyer and politician serving as the United States representative for Virginia's 10th congressional district since 2019. The district is anchored in the outer portion of Northern Virginia, and includes all of Fauquier County, Loudoun County, and Rappahannock County, parts of Fairfax County and Prince William County, and the independent cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. A member of the Democratic Party, Wexton was a member of the Virginia Senate from 2014 to 2019, representing the 33rd district, which includes parts of Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. In the 2018 election, Wexton defeated Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock with 56% of the vote. Some commentators have called her a moderate Democrat. She announced in September 2023 that she will not seek re-election in 2024, after being diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy.

Women in the United States House of Representatives - Women have served in the United States House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the United States Congress, with the Senate being the upper chamber, since 1917 following the 1916 election of Republican Jeannette Rankin from Montana, the first woman in Congress.
William & Mary Law School alumni
Female members of the United States House of Representatives
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