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Citing health issues, Wexton decides not to run again

Posted on AllSides September 18th, 2023
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Rep. Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat who flipped a Northern Virginia seat in 2018, will not seek reelection next year after receiving a new health diagnosis that is more challenging than Parkinson’s disease.

Wexton, 55, said Monday that doctors modified her diagnosis to progressive supranuclear palsy, which she described as “a kind of ‘Parkinson’s on steroids.’”

“I’ve always believed that honesty is the most important value in public service, so I want to be honest with you now — this new diagnosis is a tough one,” she said in a statement. “There...

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