On Wednesday Leesburg attorneyÂ Jennifer Wexton declared her candidacy for Mark Herring’s senate seat in district 33. Â Herring has not vacated his senate seat because he has not been declared the winner of the race for Attorney General. Â It’s unlikely that the recount in that race will be finished before mid to late December. Â No winner will be declared until then. Â That has not stopped Jenny Wexton from declaring that she’s running for Herring’s seat. Â Â Wexton previously ran for Commonwealth Attorney in 2011, losing to Jim Plowman. Â She was previously Jim Plowman’s assistant in the Commonwealth Attorney’s office.
In addition to running for a state senate seat that is occupied, Â Wexton has another problem running in the 33rd district. Â Jennifer Wexton does not live in 33rd district. Â She’s a western Loudoun gal who has lived in the same house with her husband and two young sons for the last 10 years. Â The house is out in the country, off Rt 15, smack in the middle of Dick Black’s district, the 13th senate district, not the 33rd district. Â That would help explain her logo:
Jennifer Wexton is running for a state senate seat that hasn’t been vacated in a district she doesn’t live in!
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