Race to Congress Announced by Supervisor Lawson of Brentsville
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VA – Supervisor Jeanine Lawson, who represents Brentsville on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, will run for Congress in 2022. Lawson plans to challenge outgoing Rep. Jennifer Wexton for the 10th Congressional District of Virginia.
Supervisor Lawson, who is Republican, has served as Prince William County Supervisor since 2014. She has been re-elected twice so far.
The 10th Congressional District of Virginia, which encompasses all of Clarke, Frederick, and Loudoun counties, also includes parts of Prince William and Fairfax counties. The neighborhood has been represented by Jennifer Wexton since 2018.
Wexton defeated then-titular Barbara Comstock in 2018 by a 9-point margin. Prior to 2018, the seat of Congress had been held by a Republican since 1980.
“On the supervisory board, I fought for lower taxes, limited government and proven myself in the deep blue of northern Virginia,” Lawson wrote on Facebook as she announced her application. “Next year we have to resume Congress at Pelosi and The Squad.”
“I’m a proven curator with a record of success,” Lawson wrote in her ad. “I’m ready to take on Jennifer Wexton and win back the 10th.”
Lawson is against abortion, believes in funding a border wall on the country’s southern border, and believes voter fraud was “rampant” in the 2020 election.
More information on Lawson’s positions, including his belief that public schools “Have pushed a liberal agenda on our children,” can be found on his website.
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Lawson lives in Gainesville with her husband and son. She has resided in the area since the 1990s, according to her campaign website.
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