Sen. Jennifer McClellan launches bid for governor with mission not to ‘leave anyone behind’

Democratic state Sen. Jennifer McClellan has formally launched her bid for Virginia governor, pitching herself as the candidate best suited to steer the commonwealth out of crises and onto a path forward.

“We are at a turning point of are we going to rebuild our economy and all of our safety nets — which are stretched, if not broken — in a way that finally addresses systemically inequity created over 400 years or not?” said McClellan, who represents the Richmond area. “I’m running for governor to make sure we are rebuilding in a way that addresses those inequities and doesn’t leave anyone behind and rebuild the trust in Virginians that their government is listening and cares and is ready and willing and able to solve their problems now and in the future.”