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Dec24

As soon as Jennifer McClellan set foot on the block in Richmond's Fan District, a man in a Santa hat called out to say he'll vote for her. A couple took a break from wrapping presents to chat with McClellan, telling her she'll be just fine.

"With a special, anything can happen," said McClellan, who says she's taking nothing for granted amid the unusual rhythms of a holiday special election to fill an opening in the state Senate.

Others are more certain.

"This is going to be Senator McClellan," Mimi Herington said as McClellan moved down the West Avenue sidewalk. "And then maybe..."

After spending most of her adult life in Democratic politics and activism, McClellan, 44, expected big things from 2016. Hillary Clinton was set to beat Donald Trump, a man McClellan said she feared like no other candidate before, and make history as the first woman to become president.

Tim Kaine - McClellan's political guide, who won his race for governor on the same 2005 night when she was elected to the House of Delegates - would take his brand of uplift and optimism to the national stage as vice president.

 
 
Dec24

Today the Brookland Park Area Association formally endorses Jennifer McClellan in her bid to represent the 9th District in the State Senate. As the 71st District Delegate she has been a constant and consistent advocate for the people of Richmond. She has been a huge advocate for the improvement of the lives of  our children. 

As one of the largest business associations in the City, we know that  she has been a constant support in our efforts to revitalize the Brookland Park Historic District and the City as a whole. As a Delegate she has been tireless in her advocacy for quality education and vibrant communities that are the staples for the enrichment of lives in this City.

Because of her continued work on behalf of our City we fully support her and we ask that you all get behind Jennifer as she takes our interests into the State Senate. So on January 10, 2017, make sure to vote for Jennifer McClellan for the 9th District Sentence seat. Our City needs her. Thanks

Willie Hilliard, President 

 
Dec13

RICHMOND, VA- Today, Mayor-Elect Levar Stoney declared his support for Jennifer McClellan. Stoney released the following statement on his endorsement of McClellan:

“I wholeheartedly support Jennifer McClellan to be the next State Senator from the 9th Senate District. She is a proven, effective problem solver who is laser-focused on tackling Virginia’s critical issues. When the tough decisions are being made, Jennifer is who you want in the room making them. Jennifer has spent the past decade in the House of Delegates opposing bias and discrimination and advocating for working families, high quality education, and vibrant communities. Jennifer’s leadership has inspired me and she has encouraged my work in public service. I am proud of what she has accomplished for Richmonders and all Virginians in the House of Delegates, and I am eager for her to build on her work in the State Senate.”  


 
Dec13

Congratulations to soon-to-be state Sen.-elect Jennifer McClellan. Her potential Democratic, Republican and independent challengers have all declined to run, leaving her to face only Libertarian Corey Fauconier in her Jan. 10 special election to replace Donald McEachin, who is moving up (or perhaps down) to Congress. McClellan — like McEachin — is a star, and will serve the Senate well.

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Like many of you, I was devastated by the results of Tuesday's Presidential election.  I share the anxiety I've heard from so many people about how divided the country is and how we move forward.  But Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine reminded us that while we did not achieve the result we wanted, we still have work to do to advance the causes and values we cherish.  

The 2016 General Assembly Session adjourned on March 11th and returned on April 20th for Reconvened Session to act on Governor McAuliffe's vetoes and amendments to bills and the biennial budget. A summary of major bills passed this year and budget highlights are included in this newsletter.

The General Assembly reconvened on April 20th for "Veto Session" to consider the Governor's amendments and vetoes to the over 800 bills passed this year.  All of the Governor's vetoes were sustained.  The General Assembly also considered the Governor's 45 amendments to bills. Of those, 40 were accepted, including the Go Virginia economic development program.

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