Great to see Colette McEachin, the widow of Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA04), endorsing State Senator Jennifer McClellan for the VA04 special election. Also note McEachin’s pointed criticisms of Joe Morrissey, about whom she says:
“I know him well. The Fourth District deserves better. The Fourth District deserves to be represented by someone of the highest moral character. The Fourth District deserves to be represented by someone who will not embarrass its hard-working residents.”
Colette McEachin Endorses Senator Jennifer McClellan for Virginia’s Fourth Congressional District
Richmond – Today, Colette McEachin, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Richmond and wife of the late Congressman A. Donald McEachin (VA-04), issued the following statement:
“While I would prefer to continue to privately mourn my beloved husband of 34 years, Donald McEachin, he would want me to speak out for the Fourth Congressional District that he worked for zealously from 2016 until his dying breath a few weeks ago. I know that Donald would whole-heartedly support Senator Jennifer McClellan to be a forceful and principled successor to him. Donald and I have known Jennifer for many years and she is conscientious, ethical, dedicated to her constituents and an advocate for the values of the Democratic Party. I know that she will carry on my husband’s legacy of environmental justice, social justice, voting rights expansion, and criminal justice reform. She is a trustworthy successor to Donald’s years of commitment to the Fourth District and his passionate support of its people.
“Over the course of our marriage, Donald and I followed and discussed the political careers of many individuals, including Senator McClellan and Senator Joe Morrissey. In addition, I have had over 30 years of personal and professional interactions with Senator Morrissey since we both worked in the Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office. I know him well. The Fourth District deserves better. The Fourth District deserves to be represented by someone of the highest moral character. The Fourth District deserves to be represented by someone who will not embarrass its hard-working residents. The Fourth District deserves to be represented by the best, and that is Senator Jennifer McClellan. I encourage you to vote your conscience. I endorse Senator McClellan and she has my vote.”