Jennifer McClellan is running for Governor to build a strong, inclusive, and resilient economy that gives everyone an opportunity for prosperity while meeting the changing demands of technology and the marketplace.
In the legislature, Jenn has worked to grow Virginia jobs and foster new industries, including: creating benefit corporations to make Virginia a hub of social entrepreneurship, removing red tape for local craft breweries to enable them to create jobs, and passing the Virginia Clean Economy Act to make Virginia a national leader in the clean energy sector by creating thousands of clean energy jobs across the Commonwealth. She also fought to extend worker protections through measures such as the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, the Pregnant Worker Fairness Act, the Virginia Values Act, raising the minimum wage, expanding unemployment insurance, and establishing paid family and medical leave.
Virginia’s economy faces its greatest crisis in at least a generation, and every community across the Commonwealth has been hurt. This crisis has exposed inequities in Virginia’s economy, weaknesses in our economic safety nets, and the importance of strong worker protections. Jenn will take a holistic approach to the economy by focusing on businesses owners, workers, families, and communities together.