January 9, 2019
Senator-elect Jennifer Boysko (D-33) delivers a victory speech at O’Faolains Irish Pub in Sterling, vowing to fight for the Equal Rights Amendment and redraw Virginia’s legislative maps before this November’s elections.
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Democrats enter the new year with a fresh victory and a full head of steam.
.Virginia’s 33rd state Senate District was once a solidly Republican seat, a place where conservative voters repeatedly rewarded Bill Mims for opposing same-sex marriage and championing homeschooling. But ever since Mims resigned to take a job in the McDonnell administration, the seat has been held by a succession of Democrats on their way to bigger and better things.