|Virginia House of Delegates District 71|
|2006 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Bachelor's||University of Richmond, 1994|
|J.D.||University of Virginia Law School, 1997|
|Place of birth||Petersburg, VA|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Personal
- 7 Additional reading
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
In the 2012-2013 session, McClellan served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, McClellan served on the following committees:
- Teachers and Administrative Action Subcommittee
- Higher Education and Arts Subcommittee
- Commerce and Labor
- Subcommittee #2
- Courts of Justice
- Civil Law Subcommittee
- Constitutional Law Subcommittee
- 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.
McClellan’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
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."
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."
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.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 71 General Election, 2013|
|Democratic||Jenn McClellan Incumbent||87.8%||18,219|
In 2009, McClellan was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District (2009)|
|Jean McClellan (D)||11,628|
|Silver Persinger (I)||2,406|
Delegate McClellan on Abraham Lincoln
In 2011, McClellan received $119,174 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jenn McClellan's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Democratic Party||$13,448|
|Allen Allen Allen & Allen||$4,000|
|Virginia Bankers Association||$3,500|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||$3,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$119,174|
The top five donors to McClellan's 2009 campaign:
|Democratic Party of Virginia||$6,271|
|Virginia Bankers Association||$5,000|
|Virginia Legislative Black Caucus||$5,000|
|Allen Allen Allen and Allen||$4,500|
McClellan and her husband, David Mills, have one child, Jackson. They live in Richmond, VA.
- The Richmond Times-Dispatch, "Jennifer McClellan: Voter ID bills deter a basic right," February 24, 2013
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- Full Metro Business Calendar for Dec. 9 - Richmond Times Dispatch
- Montgomery County and Frederick County home sales - Washington Post
- Virginia Caucuses Continue Through Saturday - Metro Weekly
- Delegate Jenn McClellan official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Jenn McClellan
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005
- Delegate McClellan Facebook profile
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Sorensen Institute profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Vote VA profile
- Wikipedia page
- Candidate Twitter feed
- Influence Explorer
- The Farm Team reception invite
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate McClellan
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- Jennifer McClellan, "Issues," accessed September 9, 2013
- Jennifer McClellan Issues
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
- Project Vote Smart, "Jenn McClellan - Biography," accessed September 9, 2013
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