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Henrico, VA – December 1, 2016 - The 9th Senate District Legislative Nominating Committee (LNC) is pleased to announce that Delegate Jennifer McClellan will be the Democratic nominee for the 9th Senate District Special Election taking place on January 10, 2017.

"It is a distinct honor to be named the Democratic nominee for the 9th State Senate District," said McClellan. "I humbly accept the nomination and am looking onward to the Special Election on January 10th." 

Jennifer has served in the House of Delegates since 2006. She represents the 71st District of Virginia, which includes parts of Richmond City and Henrico County.


The Democratic nomination caucus has been set!  There will be an unassembled caucus to select the Democratic candidate for the 9th State Senate District. The caucus will take place on Saturday, December 3rd. from 10 a.m until 2 p.m and will be open to all registered voters in the 9th State Senate District who consider themselves to be Democrats. 


Today Governor Terry McAuliffe issued the writ of the Special Election to replace Congressman-Elect Donald McEachin in the 9th State Senate District. The date of the Special Election has been set for January 10th. We are waiting to learn the process for the Democratic nomination. Stay tuned for details.


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat A. Donald McEachin has resigned his state senate seat as he prepares to become a U.S. congressman.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( McEachin resigned Monday. The Richmond-area Democrat easily won election to Congress earlier this month in a newly drawn, court-ordered congressional district.

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The General Assembly adjourned Sine Die on March 11th, one day early, after completing work on thousands of bills and a $105 billion two-year budget.   The Governor has until midnight, April 11th to sign, amend, or veto the legislation on his desk.  On Wednesday, April 20th, the General Assembly will return for Reconvened Session to consider the Governor's amendments and vetoes.

We are nearing the finish line for the 2016 General Assembly Session, with a little over a week to go.  Last week, the House and the Senate acted on their respective budgets. The House budget proposal, outlined below, has a number of positive items, including pay increases for state employees and increased spending on public schools. However, both the House and Senate budgets remove funding for Medicaid expansion, leaving hundreds of thousands of Virginians without access to quality health care services.

Today marks the mid-way point of the session, known as "Crossover". This is the date by which each chamber must complete work on its own bills. Before the end of the day, we will vote on hundreds of bills on the House floor, covering charter schools, juvenile justice reform, economic development, certificate of public need reform for hospitals, ethics, guns, and early childhood education.  We will address the biennial budget next week.

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