FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2018
Associate, Marketing and Communications
Northern Virginia Chamber’s NOVABIZPAC Endorses Delegate Jennifer Boysko in Special Election for Senate District 33
Tysons, Va. – The Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee (NOVABIZPAC), the political action committee of the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), today announced its endorsement in the special election for Virginia Senate District 33, the seat vacated by Congresswoman-Elect Jennifer Wexton. Using the Northern Virginia Chamber’s legislative agenda as their guide, NOVABIZPAC trustees spent considerable time interviewing and evaluating the candidates for office. Candidates must meet a 60% threshold of members voting to earn NOVABIZPAC’s endorsement. As a result of their review, NOVABIZPAC voted to endorse Delegate Jennifer Boysko (D-Fairfax) for election to the Senate of Virginia.
“Delegate Boysko has been a strong working partner with the Northern Virginia Chamber in pursuing policies that advance our region and its business community,” said Julie Coons, President and CEO, Northern Virginia Chamber. “The Northern Virginia Chamber is confident that Delegate Boysko will be a strong advocate in the Senate for those issues that impact Northern Virginia’s economic growth and success – specifically, a 21st Century talent pipeline from Virginia’s world-class education system, a reliable and efficient transportation network, and a balanced, regional approach to economic development.”
“The trustees of NOVABIZPAC voted to endorse Delegate Boysko because of her experience serving our region in the House of Delegates and her support of the Northern Virginia Chamber’s legislative priorities,” said Scott McGeary, Director, State Public Policy, Washington Gas, and Chairman of the NOVABIZPAC Board of Trustees. “We have confidence in Delegate Boysko’s ability to champion the solutions that will advance Northern Virginia and its business climate so that Virginia can once again be the best state in the nation to do business.
Since 2002, the Northern Virginia Chamber’s NOVABIZPAC has interviewed and supported candidates for local Boards of Supervisors, the Virginia General Assembly, and for statewide office who champion issues of importance to our community.
The Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce (Northern Virginia Chamber), the Voice of Business in Northern Virginia™, represents more than 650 member companies with nearly 500,000 employees throughout the region. Since 1925, the Chamber has been working to build a strong business community by providing unparalleled access to business development & thought leadership opportunities; professional development & mentoring; business advocacy and strategic community partnerships. To learn more about the Chamber, please visit www.novachamber.org.
The Northern Virginia Business Political Action Committee (NOVABIZPAC) was established in 2002 by the Northern Virginia Chamber to support Virginia legislators and policymakers who promote a favorable business climate and a high quality of life in Northern Virginia. NOVABIZPAC is administered by a Board of Trustees composed of top executives and government affairs professionals from Chamber member companies. Using the Northern Virginia Chamber’s legislative agenda as their guide, NOVABIZPAC Trustees spend considerable time interviewing and evaluating candidates for office, educating candidates about Northern Virginia's business community and their policy priorities, and making candidate endorsement and financial support decisions. To learn more about NOVABIZPAC, please visit http://www.novachamber.org/novabizpac.html/.