Jeanine Lawson was first elected to the Prince William Board of County Supervisors on Dec. 23, 2014 during a special election. Since the special election, Jeanine has been re-elected twice to continue representing and serving the people of the Brentsville district. Jeanine has been appointed by her peers to represent Prince William County on the Virginia Association of Counties (VACO), Virginia Railway Express Executive Board (VRE), and the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation Commission (OmniRide).
An Iowa native, Jeanine graduated from North Iowa University, majoring in Political Science. Shortly after graduating and marriage, her and her husband moved to Gainesville for job opportunities. They eventually settled in Bridlewood, where they have lived for over twenty years. There they have been raising their two children Catherine and Luke, who have attended Prince William County Public Schools. They attend Grace Life Community Church in Bristow
Her involvement in the Brentsville community included serving on the PTO, the Bridlewood Homeowners Association, Glernkirk Homeowners Association and also being appointed and eventually serving as chair for the Prince William Safe Schools Council.
With the increasing threat of development in the Rural Crescent, and having a desire to preserve the beauty natural beauty of Prince William County, Jeanine again felt called to serve. Answering that call, Jeanine became a leading voice in the fight against unrestricted development and its consequences., and for “Smart Growth”. She strives to maintain a high quality of life for our district while continuing to create opportunities for tourist sites and small businesses that reflect the wonderful county we live in.
As an elected official, Jeanine looks to build on the opportunities the Brentsville District offers in providing strong schools, community services, and business support.