Fairfax Co. Delegates Plum, Tran Endorse McClellan for Governor

McClellan Now Has Endorsement from 4 Fairfax County Delegates

Today, Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s campaign announced the endorsement of two delegates from Fairfax County: Ken Plum (D-Reston) and Kathy Tran (D-West Springfield).

With those endorsements, McClellan now has the support of four of the Fairfax County delegates: Plum, David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Paul Krizek (D-Mount Vernon) and Tran. McClellan also has been endorsed by Sen. Jennifer Boysko.

Plum is the longest-serving member of the House of Delegates, having served the Reston area for 40 years.

“I have known Senator Jennifer McClellan for more than a couple of decades when she was a citizen activist and Young Democrat, and have worked with her in the House of Delegates and State Senate,” Del. Plum said. “I realized from the beginning that she had a bright future in politics. She has the best command of Virginia’s history than most anyone in public office. She is highly regarded. When Jennifer speaks, everyone listens because they know they are likely to learn something and for the clarity of her understanding of complex issues.”

“Jennifer McClellan is a progressive leader with deep experience delivering results that lift up all Virginians,” said Del. Tran. “During my time in the General Assembly, I have been impressed by her persistent championing of women’s equality and access to reproductive healthcare, racial justice, working families, and climate action. I am proud to endorse Jennifer’s historic candidacy, which would make her the first Black woman to serve as Governor of Virginia. I am confident she will lead us boldly into the future.”

McClellan now has a total of 34 endorsements, from across the Commonwealth.

“I’m honored to have the support of Delegates Plum and Tran,” said Senator McClellan. “I’ve known and learned from Delegate Plum since I got involved in the Democratic Party of Virginia more than two decades ago. And I’ve been honored to work with Delegate Tran on health care and other key issues over the past 3 sessions. Fairfax County will be critical to the 2021 gubernatorial election, and I’m proud to have the support of five members of the General Assembly from the County.”

McClellan’s full list of 34 endorsements:

  • 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.
  • Business leaders: Kelli Lemon (Richmond), owner of Urban Hang Suite; Mike Hamlar (Roanoke), owner of Hamlar Properties