‘A true civil servant’: McClellan responds to Wexton not seeking reelection in 2024
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‘A true civil servant’: McClellan responds to Wexton not seeking reelection in 2024

Rebecca Barnabi
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Photo: Jennifer McClellan for Congress

Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, who serves Virginia’s District 10, announced in April that she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Today, Wexton announced that she will not seek reelection in 2024, and Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan, Virginia’s District 4 representative, responded with a statement of support.

“Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton has served the Commonwealth of Virginia with dignity and grace for nearly 20 years as a prosecutor, substitute judge, legal advocate for abused children, state senator and member of Congress. I am privileged to have served alongside her for the past decade in the Virginia General Assembly and now the U.S. House of Representatives. From expanding rights for breastfeeding mothers, to extending Virginia’s antidiscrimination laws to protect the LGBTQ community, to fighting to bring the FBI headquarters to Virginia, Jennifer has been a strong partner in serving the needs of all Virginians,” McClellan said.

According to McClellan, Wexton “has tenaciously fought to improve the lives of hardworking Virginians and their families, particularly women and children. Her intellect, determination and ability to deliver real results for her constituents is an inspiration. Jennifer is a true civil servant and has helped make Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, our Commonwealth, and our country a better place.”

McClellan said she calls Wexton her dear friend who became a big sister to her when she joined the Virginia Senate, and who was instrumental in McClellan’s decision to run for Congress after A. Donald McEachin’s death in late 2022.

“Jennifer now faces her toughest fight, which I know she will face with the same tenacity and dignity that has fueled her public service. I look forward to working with her as she continues to serve the Tenth District in the 118th Congress. We still have more work to do together,” McClellan said.

Virginia Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton shares Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis – Augusta Free Press


Jennifer Wexton diagnosed with ‘Parkinson on steroids,’ won’t run for re-election in 2024 – Augusta Free Press


Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca Barnabi

Rebecca J. Barnabi is the national editor of Augusta Free Press. A graduate of the University of Mary Washington, she began her journalism career at The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. In 2013, she was awarded first place for feature writing in the Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia Awards Program, and was honored by the Virginia School Boards Association’s 2019 Media Honor Roll Program for her coverage of Waynesboro Schools. Her background in newspapers includes writing about features, local government, education and the arts.