The Democrats gained a bit of ground in Loudoun County on Tuesday when they captured two of Virginia’s sought-after House of Delegates seats.
The 87th District, which straddles the Loudoun-Prince William counties border, turned blue, as did the 86th District, which includes western Fairfax County and eastern Loudoun County.
After losing her 2013 bid by just 54 votes out of more than 20,000 cast, Democrat Jennifer Boysko is making a second run for Richmond in Virginia's 86th House District.
But rather than facing the well-known Republican incumbent, former Herndon Mayor Tom Rust, Boysko this year squares off against Danny Vargas, a well-funded businessman making his first run for public office.
A national Republican group on Friday pledged to pump a total of $100,000 into races for Virginia’s House of Delegates as part of the GOP’s national bid to boost its appeal to women and minorities.
One of Northern Virginia’s political heavyweights is stepping down.
Del. Thomas D. Rust (R-86) announced his retirement on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates this morning.
Democrat Jennifer Boysko, who lost election to incumbent state Del. Tom Rust (R-86th) by less than 60 votes out of roughly 20,500 cast in 2013, will again challenge the veteran GOP lawmaker in 2015, Boysko told the Times-Mirror today.
Last year was Boysko's first bid for public office. She previously served as a former legislative aide to Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust, who last week lost Virginia's 10th Congressional District election to Republican Barbara Comstock.
A senior House of Delegates Republican is working on a unique-to-Virginia proposal to expand health care coverage for low-income Virginians that he hopes will break the standoff over Medicaid expansion.
Del. Thomas Rust, R-Herndon, plans to offer legislation for a complicated package of ways to tap Affordable Care Act dollars to expand coverage that are linked to key reforms fellow Republicans have demanded for Medicaid, the taxpayer-funded health insurance coverage for the poor and disabled.