April 11, 2023

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Fairfax Democrats Chair Responds to the Announcement
of Congresswoman Wexton’s Diagnosis

FAIRFAX COUNTY – Fairfax County Democratic Committee Chair Bryan Graham released the following statement following the announcement of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton’s Parkinson’s disease diagnosis:

“Congresswoman Wexton is a great servant to the people of Fairfax County, Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, and the Commonwealth. We are saddened to hear the news about her diagnosis, and we support the Congresswoman as she navigates the steps to live well and overcome the challenge. Her dedication to her constituents and tireless efforts to improve the lives of our community will no doubt be unchanged.

“As Democrats, we are committed to advancing policies that improve access to and affordability of healthcare for all Virginians. We must continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our communities and ensure that everyone has access to the resources they need to manage their health.

“And on this World Parkinson’s Day, I hope this announcement will raise awareness about a disease affecting millions worldwide. As Democrats, we are committed to better access to healthcare, advancing scientific research, and supporting policies that improve the lives of people with diseases like Parkinson’s. We stand with Congresswoman Wexton and the Parkinson’s community today, echoing the need for greater understanding, better treatments, and a cure for this devastating disease.”

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