Two Democrats file to challenge Rust in the 86th District
Two Northern Virginia Democrats will face off in a primary in June for a chance to unseat incumbent state Del. Tom Rust (R-86th) in November’s elections.
Jennifer Boysko and Herbert Kemp, both of Fairfax County, have filed with the state Board of Elections to vie for the seat Rust has held for more than a decade.
Boysko is the legislative aide to Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust and has received the endorsement of local state Sen. Mark Herring (D-33rd), while Kemp retired from the military in 2001 with the rank of colonel. Kemp serves and the president and CEO of OneAlpha Corp., a consulting firm for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations.
Rust, a former mayor of Herndon, has held the 86th District seat since 2001. He ran unopposed in 2011 and defeated former Loudoun County Supervisor Stevens Miller by nearly 8 percent in 2009.
The district is located predominately in Fairfax County, though 13 percent of the voters, approximately 6,200, are in eastern Loudoun County around Sterling.