Jennifer Wexton has a proven record of promoting commonsense clean energy legislation and holding polluters accountable in Virginia.
Wexton was elected to the Virginia Senate in 2014, where she was an environmental champion, sponsoring a strong community solar bill and has consistently voting in favor of clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives and to protect Virginia’s land and waters. Previously, she served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Loudoun County and has served as a member of the Loudoun Community Services Board. She has received the “Environmental Freedom” Award from Sierra Club Virginia and the “Legislative Hero” Award from Virginia LCV.
In Congress, Wexton will continue to advocate for clean water, clean air, and public lands. She will work to combat climate change, oppose drilling off of the Virginia Coast, and support the Paris Climate Agreement.
Wexton joins the U.s. House after defeating Representative Barbara Comstock, who was named to LCV’s House Dirty Dozen and earned a 5% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
In her own words:
“Fighting to protect our environment has been a priority for me in the State Senate…With Donald Trump in the White House and Scott Pruitt as the head of the EPA, it’s more important than ever to elect members of Congress who will protect our planet for this and future generations.”
Source: LCVAF Press Release.