The following announcement is from Norfolk City Council member Andria McClellan, who was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor in 2021. According to VPAP, SD21 is 100% located in Norfolk City; is 42.9% Black, 40.8% White and 9.5% Hispanic or Latino; and is deep-“blue” (went for McAuliffe over Youngkin with 70.6% of the vote in 2021). The other announced Democrat in this district is Mike Pudhorodsky. The primary election will be in June 2023.
I’m excited to announce today that I am running for the Virginia Senate Seat (SD-21), a newly created district with no incumbents that resides within the boundaries of the city of Norfolk.
I’m running because I want to see Norfolk and Virginia do more than change—I want to see our communities transform to meet the needs of all of our residents. That requires the hard work of making Virginia safer, healthier, and more accessible.
While we’ve made good progress as a Commonwealth, there’s still an urgent need to invest more in education, tackle the climate crisis, address gun violence, increase affordable housing, expand access to high-speed internet, and so much more.
Since 2016, I’ve represented 125K residents of Norfolk and fought for them every step of the way. As a mom, policymaker, and community advocate, I have done the hard work and look forward to continuing fighting for resources for Norfolk in the General Assembly.