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}}{{tnr}}'''Jennifer Boysko''' {{2013is}} a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013#District 86|District 86]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].
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}}{{tnr}}'''Jennifer Boysko''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013]] [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013#District 86|District 86]] of the [[Virginia House of Delegates]].<ref>[http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Cast%20Your%20Ballot/Candidate%20List/2013StatewideandHODJunePrimaries.pdf Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Primary Candidates," Accessed April 8, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Boysko has worked as a legislative aide for Alabama Senator [[Richard Shelby]] and Dranesville Supervisor John Foust.  
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Boysko graduated from Hollins College, in Roanoke, VA. She worked as a legislative aide for [[United States Senate| U.S. Senator]] [[Richard Shelby]] of Alabama and Dranesville Supervisor John Foust.
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==Issues==
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===Campaign themes===
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====2013====
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Boysko’s [http://www.jenniferboysko.com/page/issues website] highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://www.jenniferboysko.com/page/issues ''Jennifer Boysko for Delegate'', "Issues," accessed September 18, 2013]</ref>
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*'''Transportation
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:Excerpt: "Creating new Transit Oriented Development regions, with multi-modal access will help get cars off the road and allow residents to live, work and play closer to home.  In my capacity as aide to Supervisor Foust I worked to ensure that surrounding business leaders and residents have also been a part of the conversation. ...I oppose any legislation that would require transfer of secondary road maintenance to the counties, especially if it is not accompanied with adequate revenue enhancements. ...VDOT has failed because there is not adequate funding. The state has to fulfill its responsibility to its citizens."
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*'''Education
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:Excerpt: "Teachers have lost autonomy in the classroom and students are learning how to take standardized multiple-choice tests instead of being able to focus on critical thinking and problem solving. Lawmakers in Richmond continue to block legislation that would allow localities to set start times before Labor Day. This significantly limits the time students have to prepare for their Advanced Placement exams, which handicaps them as tests are scheduled nationwide."
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*'''Health & Human Services
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:Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of the expansion of Medicaid and recognize individuals who need extended services beyond the standard benefits. I support increasing the Medicaid eligibility in Virginia to 133 percent of the federal poverty level as envisioned by the federal health care reform law.  Physical and mental health services, as well as dental services, should be included in the Medicaid expansion.  Virginia’s eligibility requirements are so strict that although we are eleventh in the nation for population and seventh in per capita income, we rank forty-third in Medicaid enrollment in proportion of our population and forty-seventh in per capita Medicaid spending"
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*'''Women’s Rights
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:Excerpt: "I support Roe vs. Wade and the right to a safe, legal abortion and access to contraception.  I believe it should be a settled issue. Contraception should be available to all who need it."
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*'''Immigration
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:Excerpt: ."..I would work towards comprehensive immigration reform that includes the DREAM Act.  Young people who have lived here for years and were brought here through no fault of their own should be able to earn citizenship through military service or the pursuit of higher education."
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013]]''
  
Boysko {{2013isrunning}} in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 86. Boysko is opposed by [[Herbert C. Kemp]] in the June 11 Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Boysko ran in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 86. Boysko defeated [[Herbert C. Kemp]] in the June 11 Democratic primary. She was defeated by incumbent [[Tom Rust]] (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' "Unofficial Primary Results," Accessed June 13, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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{{Election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates, District 86 General Election
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|party1= Republican
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|party2= Democratic
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|party3= Other
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|winner1 = Tom Rust
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|Inc2=
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|votes1 = 10389
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|candidate2 = Jennifer B. Boysko
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|candidate3= Write-in
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|votes2 = 10335
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|votes3=51
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}}
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{{Primary election box 2013
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|Chamber= Virginia House of Delegates District 86
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|party= Democratic
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|winner1 = Jennifer Boysko
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|candidate2 = Herbert Kemp
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|votes1 = 1226
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|votes2 = 360
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}}
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====Race snapshot====
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
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This suburban Washington, DC, district awarded [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|R]]) with 53 percent of the vote in 2009 before swinging heavily to grant President [[Barack Obama]] ([[Democratic|D]]) 60 percent of the vote in 2012. [[Tom Rust]], the [[Republican]] incumbent since 2002, ran unopposed in 2011 but faced Democracy for America-supported challenger Boysko during the 2013 campaign. Rust is a moderate, but a spirited campaign by Boysko and her [[Democratic]] supporters had the potential to put this seat in the Democrat's column on election night 2013. Based on the 2012 presidential vote, this seat was the most [[Democratic]] seat held by a [[Republican]] officeholder heading into the 2013 House of Delegates elections.<ref>[http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/articles/republicans-certain-to-retain-control-of-virginia-house-of-delegates/ ''University of Virginia Center for Politics, Sabato's Crystal Ball'', "Republicans Certain to Retain Control of Virginia House of Delegates," August 8, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/223 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 86," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2700-boysko-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Boysko for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
In 2013, Boysko's endorsements include the following:  
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In 2013, Boysko's endorsements included the following:<ref>[http://www.jenniferboysko.com/page/endorsements-jennifer-boysko Jennifer Boysko for Delegate, Accessed May 9, 2013]</ref>
 
* Democracy for America
 
* Democracy for America
 
* EMILY's List
 
* EMILY's List
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Boysko and her husband, Glenn, have two children. They currently reside in Herndon, Virginia. Boysko has been involved with the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Safe Community Coalition.  
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Boysko and her husband, Glenn, have two children, Hannah and Sophie Claire. They currently reside in Herndon, Virginia. Boysko has been involved with the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Safe Community Coalition.  
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==Additional reading==
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* [http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/democrats_run_for_a_chance_to_challenge_rust543 ''The Loudoun Times'', "Democrats run for a chance to challenge Rust," June 3, 2013]
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* [http://politics.blogs.timesdispatch.com/2013/03/26/dean-group-targets-va-house-of-delegates-seats/ ''Richmond Times-Dispatch'', "Dean group targets Va. House of Delegates seats," March 26, 2013]
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* [http://herndon.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/three-candidates-running-for-86th-district-delegate ''Herndon Patch'', "Three Candidates Running for 86th District Delegate," March 14, 2013]
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* [http://www.loudountimes.com/index.php/news/article/two_democrats_file_to_challenge_rust_in_the_86th_district543/ ''The Loudoun Times'', "Two Democrats file to challenge Rust in the 86th District,' January 21, 2013]
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* [http://www.farmteam.org/2012/12/04/boysko-announces-for-house-of-delegates-district-86/ ''The Farm Team'', "Boysko Announces for House of Delegates District 86," December 4, 2012]
  
 
==Recent news==
 
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==External links==
 
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* [https://www.facebook.com/BoyskoForDelegate Facebook page]
 
* [https://www.facebook.com/BoyskoForDelegate Facebook page]
 
* [https://twitter.com/JenniferBoysko Twitter page]
 
* [https://twitter.com/JenniferBoysko Twitter page]
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Jennifer Boysko
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 86
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sHollins College, in Roanoke, VA
Personal
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Campaign website
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Jennifer Boysko was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 86 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

Boysko graduated from Hollins College, in Roanoke, VA. She worked as a legislative aide for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama and Dranesville Supervisor John Foust.

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Boysko’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Creating new Transit Oriented Development regions, with multi-modal access will help get cars off the road and allow residents to live, work and play closer to home. In my capacity as aide to Supervisor Foust I worked to ensure that surrounding business leaders and residents have also been a part of the conversation. ...I oppose any legislation that would require transfer of secondary road maintenance to the counties, especially if it is not accompanied with adequate revenue enhancements. ...VDOT has failed because there is not adequate funding. The state has to fulfill its responsibility to its citizens."
  • Education
Excerpt: "Teachers have lost autonomy in the classroom and students are learning how to take standardized multiple-choice tests instead of being able to focus on critical thinking and problem solving. Lawmakers in Richmond continue to block legislation that would allow localities to set start times before Labor Day. This significantly limits the time students have to prepare for their Advanced Placement exams, which handicaps them as tests are scheduled nationwide."
  • Health & Human Services
Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of the expansion of Medicaid and recognize individuals who need extended services beyond the standard benefits. I support increasing the Medicaid eligibility in Virginia to 133 percent of the federal poverty level as envisioned by the federal health care reform law. Physical and mental health services, as well as dental services, should be included in the Medicaid expansion. Virginia’s eligibility requirements are so strict that although we are eleventh in the nation for population and seventh in per capita income, we rank forty-third in Medicaid enrollment in proportion of our population and forty-seventh in per capita Medicaid spending"
  • Women’s Rights
Excerpt: "I support Roe vs. Wade and the right to a safe, legal abortion and access to contraception. I believe it should be a settled issue. Contraception should be available to all who need it."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: ."..I would work towards comprehensive immigration reform that includes the DREAM Act. Young people who have lived here for years and were brought here through no fault of their own should be able to earn citizenship through military service or the pursuit of higher education."

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

Boysko ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 86. Boysko defeated Herbert C. Kemp in the June 11 Democratic primary. She was defeated by incumbent Tom Rust (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[3][4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 86 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Rust Incumbent 50% 10,389
     Democratic Jennifer B. Boysko 49.7% 10,335
     Other Write-in 0.2% 51
Total Votes 20,775

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

This suburban Washington, DC, district awarded Governor Bob McDonnell (R) with 53 percent of the vote in 2009 before swinging heavily to grant President Barack Obama (D) 60 percent of the vote in 2012. Tom Rust, the Republican incumbent since 2002, ran unopposed in 2011 but faced Democracy for America-supported challenger Boysko during the 2013 campaign. Rust is a moderate, but a spirited campaign by Boysko and her Democratic supporters had the potential to put this seat in the Democrat's column on election night 2013. Based on the 2012 presidential vote, this seat was the most Democratic seat held by a Republican officeholder heading into the 2013 House of Delegates elections.[5][6][7]

Endorsements

In 2013, Boysko's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Democracy for America
  • EMILY's List
  • Farm Team
  • LUNA! Mid-Atlantic
  • Gerry Connolly

Personal

Boysko and her husband, Glenn, have two children, Hannah and Sophie Claire. They currently reside in Herndon, Virginia. Boysko has been involved with the Council for the Arts of Herndon and the Safe Community Coalition.

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