Sen. Jennifer McClellan, ‘practical progressive,’ readies campaign for governor

Angling to bring “hope” back into political discourse, Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, says she is “laying the groundwork” for a campaign for governor, with an announcement on her decision coming in April.

“I want to make sure we have a Virginia that is being a positive force for change that doesn’t leave anybody behind,” McClellan, 47, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch in an interview Friday — citing what she sees as “turmoil” at the state level and an economy that is changing quickly due to technological advances.