Prince William, VA- Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson (R) has announced her candidacy for the 10th Congressional District.
In her announcement, Lawson lists her key issues as opposing the Democrat’s “high tax and spend agenda,” and “insidious agendas,” such as defund the police and “Critical Race Theory.”
She said she would “work tirelessly to advance conservative values” while also “working across the aisle.” She said she would work on behalf of her constituents, Virginia families and children.
She describes her style as responsive leadership rather than divisive. “I will stand firm on my values, while getting results.”
“As a mom and a proud conservative who raised her family in Northern Virginia, I am concerned for America’s future. The high tax and spend agenda coming from Washington, D.C. penalizes hardworking families while efforts to defund police departments and push insidious agendas, like Critical Race Theory on our kids, are putting our Commonwealth and Country in crisis.
"Virginia’s 10th Congressional District deserves a champion for the people and a leader who has a record of bringing people together rather than a record of division and deep partisan politics,” said Lawson.
“When elected, I will work to rein in spending and cut taxes, defend our police and first responders, and fight for our Constitutional Rights," said Lawson. "As a member of the Board of Supervisors, I have worked tirelessly to advance conservative values and oppose tax hikes on Prince William families, while finding real solutions and working across the aisle on behalf of my constituents. In Congress, I will stand firm on my values, while getting results.”
In a Facebook ad, Lawson said she would take on Nancy Pelosi and "The Squad" in Congress.
Jeanine Lawson was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2014, where she has been re-elected twice. She lives in Gainesville with her husband and son. According to her news release Jeanine is active in Grace Life Community Church, is an animal lover and a sports fan.
As Supervisor as the Brentsville District Lawson has voted against property tax increases, has conistently voted to protect the Rural Crescent from incursion and has worked to limit the sprawl of residential development.
Lawson is currently facing resistance from the current board of supervisors of which she is in the minority as a Republican. During the past year and a half, the board has approved many of the projects within the Brentsville District despite her opposition .
Lawson has been a controversial figure in the county due to her conservative points of view. She opposed proclamations to assert Prince William County is an allie of LGBTQ+ people. **
Democrat Jennifer Wexton currently holds the 10th District Congressional seat, having won reelection in 2020. Wexton defeated encumbent Republican Congresswoman Barbara Comstock in 2018.
The next Congressional election will be held on November 8 of 2022 with the next representative taking over the seat in 2023.
Lawson would first have to win the Republican Primary to become the party's official candidate. Other candidates according to BallotPedia are John Beatty, Monica Carpio, Paul Lott and Clay Percle. This list may be incomplete and there is still plenty of time for new candidates to register.
The 10th Congressional District includes parts of Fairfax and Prince William Counties and all of Clarke, Frederick and Loudoun counties. It does not include Bristow and Nokesville (east of Rollins Ford Road) which falls within the Brentsville Magisterial District in Prince William County and within the 1st Congressional District. *
According to her newly launched campaign website, Jeanine Lawson grew up in small town Iowa. She moved to Prince William County in 1995 with her husband, Dan. She lives in Gainesville with her husband and son. ***
In addition to being the Brentsville Supervisor, she serves as Vice-Chair of the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Operations Board and Chairman of the Innovation Owner’s Association Board of Directors.
We will update with more information when available.
*Added July 15 at 1:12 p.m.
** Added at 1:22 p.m.
*** Added 1:29 p.m.