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Jenn McClellan
Jennifer McClellan.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 71
Incumbent
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Richmond, 1994
J.D.University of Virginia Law School, 1997
Personal
Birthday12/28/1972
Place of birthPetersburg, VA
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jennifer L. McClellan (b. December 28, 1972) is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 71. She was first elected to the chamber in 2005.

Biography

McClellan earned her B.A. from the University of Richmond in 1994 and her J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1997. An attorney by trade, McClellan currently works as Program Director for the Oliver Hill/Samuel Tucker Prelaw Institute.[1]

Committee assignments

2014-2015

At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, McClellan served on the following committees:

Virginia Committee Assignments, 2014
Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Education

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 legislative session, McClellan served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 legislative session, McClellan served on the following committees:

Issues

  • HB 1980 Family life education; right of parents to review certain materials.
  • HB 2489 Assault and battery; penalty when against family or household member.
  • HB 2600 Transportation-disadvantaged persons; requires State to develop plans and programs to assist.[2]

Campaign themes

2013

McClellan’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Excerpt: "Richmond property values are climbing every day, in some neighborhoods faster than wages. Richmond also has become an economically segregated city, yet neighborhoods with low, moderate and high income housing integrated together lead to the strongest communities. Jennifer understands that stable housing is a significant step to self-sufficiency, and is committed to maintaining affordable housing for all income levels..."

Excerpt: "The Constitution of Virginia guarantees a high quality, free public school system for all children in the Commonwealth. However, Virginia has not always lived up to that promise. As the daughter of a third generation educator, Jennifer understands that a quality education is not just a lofty goal, but the key to success and financial independence. For that reason, Jennifer is committed to ensuring that Virginia provides its children with a high quality, free public education, and that Virginia builds a world-class system from pre-k to higher education."

Excerpt: "As a member of the Commerce & Labor Committee, Jennifer has focused on efforts to conserve Virginia’s natural resources and promote renewable energy and green jobs. She has also consistently supported funding for combined sewer overflow projects in the cities of Lynchburg and Richmond, water quality improvement, cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia’s park system, and conservation of Virginia land."

Excerpt: "All Virginians deserve access to quality healthcare. However, too many are paying more for it, and far too many working Virginians do not have access. Obesity rates are climbing at an alarming rate. Virginia’s infant mortality rate is 32nd in the nation. Jennifer is committed to common solutions to these problems, such as focusing on prenatal care, long-term care for our seniors and making the health care system more affordable and easier for citizens to navigate and understand."

Excerpt: "While the cost of living has increased 27 percent over the past 10 years, many wages have not kept pace. As a result, too many working Virginians are living below the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Jennifer has supported efforts to increase wages by co-sponsoring legislation increasing the minimum wage and supporting efforts to increase state employee, teacher, and higher education faculty salaries. Jennifer has also worked to ensure working Virginians can keep their wages without falling victim to predatory lending practices by seeking meaningful reform of the payday lending industry."

2009

On her official website McClellan states, "My top priorities as your Delegate are supporting our public schools through better pay for our teachers, smaller class sizes for our children, and increased school construction and renovation funding, helping small businesses thrive in the Virginia economy, and ensuring our public safety officials have the tools and training they need to keep Virginians safe."[4]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

McClellan won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 71. McClellan ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. She defeated Matthew Fitch (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.[5]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 71 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJenn McClellan Incumbent 87.8% 18,219
     Republican Matthew Fitch 11.9% 2,468
     Other Write-in 0.3% 67
Total Votes 20,754

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, McClellan won re-election to District 71 of the Virginia House of Delegates. She was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, McClellan was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates.[6]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jean McClellan (D) 11,628
Silver Persinger (I) 2,406

Delegate McClellan on Abraham Lincoln

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, McClellan received $119,174 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jenn McClellan's campaign in 2011
Virginia Democratic Party$13,448
Dominion$4,750
Allen Allen Allen & Allen$4,000
Virginia Bankers Association$3,500
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $119,174

2009

The top five donors to McClellan's 2009 campaign:[8]

Contributor 2009 total
Dominion $10,674
Democratic Party of Virginia $6,271
Virginia Bankers Association $5,000
Virginia Legislative Black Caucus $5,000
Allen Allen Allen and Allen $4,500

Personal

McClellan and her husband, David Mills, have one child, Jackson. They live in Richmond, VA.[9]

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