In First TV Ad, McClellan Urges New Perspective in Governor’s Office

New ad, ‘Perspective,’ on broadcast TV 


RICHMOND, Va. — Today, candidate for governor Senator Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) released her campaign’s first TV ad, “Perspective,” emphasizing the need for a fresh perspective in leadership and highlighting how her perspective has shaped the experience she will bring as governor.


McClellan opens the ad sharing how her history and experience have shaped her perspective as photos of her family appear. She then talks about how her 15 years in the General Assembly have helped her usher generational progress from ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment and expanding voting rights with the Voting Rights of Virginia to strengthening workers’ rights through the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and Pregnant Worker Fairness Act and expanding health care through the Reproductive Health Protection Act and creating the state health exchange.


But for 245 years, the perspectives of Virginia governors, while different in some ways, have had more in common than not,” McClellan says in the ad. “This moment demands something different to rebuild with no one left behind. The time for a new perspective is now.”


Virginia has the worst record in the country for electing women, only voting one woman into statewide office.


WATCH: McClellan’s First TV Ad “Perspective”


Find the full transcript below.


“Perspective, my history and experience shaped mine. 


“For 15 years, my perspective and experiences helped Virginia’s legislature make meaningful progress. 


“But for 245 years, the perspectives of Virginia governors, while different in some ways, have had more in common than not. 


“This moment demands something different to rebuild with no one left behind. 


“The time for a new perspective is now. 


“I’m Jennifer McClellan, candidate for governor, and I sponsored this ad.”


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