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Nelson County Supervisor Connie Brennan has accepted the nomination of the Democratic Party for the 59th District House of Delegates seat following the decision of Jasper Hendricks to withdraw from seeking the party’s nomination. “Jasper Hendricks is a fine young man who has represented our party and his community with enthusiasm, integrity and commitment. I want to thank him and wish him every success in his future endeavors, ” Brennan shared in an email to her supporters.
A formal announcement was made, Tuesday, August 2, at a Conversations with Connie event previously scheduled by Brennan’s campaign for Brennan to meet with Campbell County voters by 59th District Chair Carter Elliott. Elliott said he had notified all County chairs that a planned Aug. 9 caucus to choose the party’s nominee had been cancelled.
Connie Brennan is a Nelson County supervisor, retired nurse practitioner and long-time community leader. She is serving her third term on the Nelson County Board of Supervisors. She was the first woman elected to the board and has served as chair twice in her ten years of service.
As a member of the Board, Connie has advanced growing existing businesses and bringing new ones to the county, establishing a broadband network, enhancing emergency services, and is a strong advocate for seniors, schools and health care providers. She has also served Nelson County as a member of the Planning Commission, the Seniors’ Issues and Ag-Forestal District Committees, and the Dental Advisory Board. She represents Nelson on the Planning District 10 Workforce Council, the Community Criminal Justice Board, the Jefferson Area Board of Aging, and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Sexual Assault Resource Agency and the Nelson Chamber of Commerce.
Brennan told supporters, “Now we begin our general election campaign to win this seat for the hard-working members of the 59th. I promise you that I will represent you and support the issues important to our community. Currently, government is working very well for the powerful and privileged, but I want to ensure that it works for all of us.” She further stated, “To be successful, I need your support, your ideas, and your input. So I ask you to join me in an effort to return prosperity to all Virginians, by volunteering, by hosting a neighbor-to-neighbor event in your home, or by donating to my campaign.” On-line contributions to the Brennan for Delegate campaign may be made at ActBlue. Please visit Connie’s website.