Two days after a big election in Virginia, candidates for congressional districts are already making moves for a race taking place a year from now.
State Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D) announced Thursday morning that she is running for the Democratic nomination in VA-10. Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) will not be seeking reelection next year for health reasons
“As a lifelong, relentless problem solver, I’ve proudly represented Loudoun County and delivered for all Virginians as a State Senator,” Boysko said Thursday. “I’ve fought and won tough battles for women, families, the LGBTQ community, and animals in Richmond. Like Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, I’m dedicated to working hard every day to uplift our community and make life better for our working families.”
Shortly after Boysko’s announcement, former House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn announced the endorsement of two-term Attorney General Mark Herring. Filler-Corn announced her candidacy for VA-10 last month.
The endorsement from Herring carries weight as he is a fairly popular Democrat and represented Loudoun County for two terms between 2006 and 2014. “Eileen Filler-Corn is a trailblazer and an unstoppable force for progress in Virginia,” Herring said in the announcement. “From her first years in the House of Delegates to her tenure as Speaker, she was a key partner in tackling the most pressing issues facing communities throughout the 10th District and across Virginia. Thanks to her leadership, Virginia took action to expand justice, equality, and opportunity for all. We need Eileen’s skills and values representing us in Congress.”
The VA-10 race will likely be more competitive during the Democratic primary than the general election. Wexton won the general by 13 points in 2022.
Other potential Democratic candidates include Sen. Suhas Subramanyam, Del. Dan Helmer, Ibraheem Samirah, Loudoun Supervisor Phylliss Randall, Del. David Reid, and former Education Secretary Atif Qarni.