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Wexton won’t seek reelection after diagnosis and more Va. headlines

By: - September 19, 2023 7:30 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Loudoun, announced that she won’t seek reelection in her competitive Northern Virginia district next year after being diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy, an incurable neurological condition. “People I know know I’ve struggled for a long time,” Wexton said. “I’ll be able to relax and enjoy the time I have left and the time I have left in Congress.”—Washington Post

• The Virginia Department of Education approved a newly developed AP African American studies course after concluding none of the material it covers violates Gov. Youngkin’s efforts to ban critical race theory and other concepts the governor has deemed “inherently divisive.”—WTOP

• Longtime Republican Del. Rob Bell, R-Albemarle, is resigning early to take a job in the office of Attorney General Jason Miyares. Bell, who had already decided not to seek reelection after redistricting left him facing much tougher odds for keeping his seat, will serve as deputy attorney general for health, education and social services.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• A former Virginia Beach massage therapist was sentenced to 16 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting multiple clients.—Virginian-Pilot

• “Close friendship leads to celebration of ‘Brunswick 15’ who desegregated Virginia school.”—CBS News


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