April 11, 2023 News & Press Releases

Statement From DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker On Congresswoman Wexton’s World Parkinson’s Day Statement

by Democratic Party of Virginia

RICHMOND, VA – Today, World Parkinson’s Day, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton of Virginia’s 10th District announced that she has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

After Congresswoman Wexton’s announcement, DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement:

“I am struck by Congresswoman Wexton’s extraordinary bravery. Her courageous disclosure of her Parkinson’s diagnosis serves as a beacon of inspiration for everyone whose life has been touched by this disease.

Congresswoman Wexton has been an outstanding leader in Virginia – first as Loudon’s Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, then as a State Senator, and now as a U.S. Congresswoman. Her advocacy for LGBTQ civil rights, gun safety reform, and affordable healthcare has had far-reaching impacts in the lives of every Virginian.

I am confident that Congresswoman Wexton’s incredible work on behalf of her constituents will continue unabated, and I look forward to watching her deliver for all Americans.”