Chair at-Large: Deshundra Jefferson

  • The Honorable Deshundra Jefferson

    Deshundra Jefferson

    Deshundra Jefferson assumed office on January 1, 2024, making history as the first person of color to serve as Chair of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors. 

    A single mom, Chair Jefferson lived in a one-bedroom apartment with her young son so that she could save up for her first home. She made that dream come true when she moved to Prince William County in 2015.   

    Chair Jefferson often refers to Prince William as "a hidden gem," thanks to its proximity to its nation’s capital, strong school system, and cultural diversity. She ran for office to address the rising cost of living, prioritize education in the county’s budget, and create more opportunities for affordable homeownership.  

    Chair Jefferson began her career as a reporter, having worked or written for major news outlets such as CNN/Money (now CNN/Business), the Associated Press, and New York Magazine. She is now a strategic communications consultant with over 20 years of experience in public affairs and journalism.  

    Chair Jefferson sits on the Finance Committee and Governance and Personnel Committee of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) and on the Board of Directors and Transportation Planning Board for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). 

    A graduate of Leadership Prince William, Chair Jefferson also serves on the board of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, a non-profit that breaks down systemic barriers that trap low-income Virginians in the cycle of poverty. 

    She graduated cum laude with a BA in political science from Columbia University and a MA in communication from Johns Hopkins University. 

    1 County Complex Court
    Prince William VA 22192