County Supervisor Yesli Vega Announces Candidacy for Congress | News
Prince William County Supervisor Yesli Vega runs to Congress in new Virginia 7the Piece. She announced her candidacy on Social media just hours after the newly drawn district boundaries were released by the Virginia Supreme Court.
“Despite our historic victory last month, Washington has proven that it still does not listen to you, the people. This is why I am announcing my campaign for Congress in the Seventh Congressional District of Virginia, ”Vega said. “From Prince William to Culpeper, Virginians are battered by current policies and decisions emanating from DC”
Vega, a Republican who represents the central district of Coles, was first elected in 2019. She works part-time as the Prince William County Sheriff’s Deputy. Previously, she was a police officer for the Alexandria and Manassas Park Police Departments. She is the first Latina to serve on the Prince William County Board of Supervisors.
The 7th District seat is currently held by Representative Abigail Spanberger, a Democrat.
Spanberger is so far the only Democrat to have applied to the Federal Election Commission to run for the seat in 2022. Vega’s name is not yet on the list. official list of candidates, but the FEC website already includes 10 other Republican candidates for the 7th arrondissement seat.
Under new decoupage cards finalized by the Supreme Court of Virginia on Tuesday, December 28, Prince William County is now divided into the 7th and 10th Congressional Districts. The 10th district is held by Democratic Representative Jennifer Wexton.
Prince William County was previously divided into the 1st, 10th and 11th Districts. The county is no longer part of the 11e District, which has been held by Rep. Gerald Connolly, a Democrat, for several terms.
The 7th Arrondissement, once centered around the Richmond suburb, now encompasses eastern Prince William County; the City of Fredericksburg; the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, Culpeper, Greene, King George, Madison and Orange; and part of Albemarle County. The seat is classified “upside down” by the Public access project in Virginia.
The new 10th district encompasses western Prince William County, part of Fairfax County, the towns of Manassas and Manassas Park, and all of Loudoun, Rappahannock and Fauquier counties. It is classified as a democratic district by the VPAP.
Former Virginia Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy, Prince William County School Board Chairman Dr. Babur Lateef, Former Delegate Hala Ayala and Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st, all said they were considering a Democratic nomination contest in the reconfigured 7th arrondissement.