Community Leader Paul Berry Endorses McClellan for Governor

Berry Endorsed McClellan During Hispanic and Latino Community Conversation, Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

Today, Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s campaign announced the endorsement of Latino community leader Paul Berry of Reston.

“I’m endorsing Senator Jennifer McClellan to be the next Governor of Virginia for all of the experience and creativity she dedicates to the public good,” Berry said. “She is the leader we need to move the Commonwealth forward and I’m proud to support her vision for Virginia that is inclusive, prosperous, and equitable.”

Berry announced the endorsement of McClellan this week during a Hispanic and Latino Community Conversation in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. The conversation also included Douglas Garcia, Sindy Benavides and other community leaders.

McClellan now has a total of 35 endorsements, from across the Commonwealth:

  • Senators: Sens. Mamie Locke (Hampton), Jennifer Boysko (Fairfax), Ghazala Hashmi (Chesterfield), Monty Mason (Williamsburg), and Lynwood Lewis (Accomack)
  • Delegates: Ken Plum (Fairfax), Jeff Bourne (Richmond), Rodney Willet (Henrico), Betsy Carr (Richmond), Paul Krizek (Fairfax), David Bulova (Fairfax) and Kathy Tran (Fairfax).
  • Former Delegates: Minority Leader Ward Armstrong (Henry), Albert Pollard (Lancaster)
  • Mayors: Justin Wilson (Alexandria) and Deanna Reed (Harrisonburg)
  • County Board: Phyllis Randall (Chair, Loudoun), Katie Cristol (Arlington), Faye Pritchard (Hanover)
  • City Treasurer: Daun Hester (Norfolk)
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney: Jim Hingeley (Albemarle)
  • School Board members: Jacinta Green (Alexandria), Lawrence Webb (Falls Church)
  • Democratic Party leaders: Susan Platt, 2017 Lt. Gov. candidate and founder of EmergeVA; Terron Sims, II, Vice Chair of DNC Veterans and Military Families Council
  • Community leaders and advocates: Sindy Benavides, advocate; Rodney Robinson (Richmond), 2019 National Teacher of the Year;  Douglas Garcia, Education Advocate and former Virginia Assistant Secretary of Education; Kati Hornung (Chesterfield), women’s equality activist; Dr. Andrea Douglas (Charlottesville), art & culture historian & community leader; Faith Elizabeth “Liza” Walker Mickens (Richmond), community leader; Amanda Pohl (Chesterfield), community leader; Paul Berry, public advocate and community leader (Reston)
  • Business leaders: Kelli Lemon (Richmond), owner of Urban Hang Suite; Mike Hamlar (Roanoke), owner of Hamlar Properties