Jennifer Wexton

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Jennifer Wexton
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Virginia State Senate, District 33
Incumbent
In office
January 24, 2014-Present
Term ends
January 11, 2016
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$18,000/year
Per diem$180/day
Elections and appointments
First electedJanuary 21, 2014
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland
J.D.The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Personal
BirthdayMay 27, 1968
Place of birthWashington, D.C.
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jennifer T. Wexton is a Democratic member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 33. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on January 21, 2014.

Biography

Wexton obtained her B.A. at the University of Maryland and her J.D. at the College of William and Mary and Marshall-Wythe School of Law. She is an attorney.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Wexton served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
General Laws and Technology
Privileges and Elections
Rehabilitation and Social Services

Elections

2014

See also: Virginia state legislative special elections, 2014

Jennifer Wexton (D) defeated John Whitbeck (R) and Joe T. May (I) in the special election, which took place on January 21.[2][3][4]

The seat was vacant following Mark Herring's (D) election as Attorney General of Virginia.

A special election for the position of Virginia State Senate District 33 was called for January 21. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was December 26, 2013.[5]

Virginia State Senate, District 33, Special Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJennifer Wexton 52.7% 11,431
     Republican John Whitbeck 37.5% 8,133
     Independent Joe T. May 9.8% 2,117
Total Votes 21,681

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2014-2015

In 2014, the Virginia General Assembly was in session from January 8 through March 10. In 2015, the Virginia General Assembly will be in session from January 14 to February 28, 2015.

  • Legislators are scored based on their support of pro-business issues during the 2014 legislative session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on business and quality of life issues.

Personal

Jennifer is married to Andrew L. Wexton.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Herring (D)
Virginia Senate District 33
2006-2014
Succeeded by
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