Home 2023 Elections Lamont Bagby Elected to Succeed Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan in Virginia Senate

Lamont Bagby Elected to Succeed Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan in Virginia Senate

Bagby wins over his right-wing-Republican opponent by an 8:1 margin.


Congratulations to Senator-elect Lamont Bagby on his overwhelming (around 88%-12%) victory this evening in the special election to succeed former Senator (now Congresswoman) Jennifer McClellan!

Lamont Bagby Elected to Succeed Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan in Virginia Senate

RICHMOND, VA – Tonight, Virginia Delegate and Senator-elect, Lamont Bagby, won the special election to fill the unexpired term of Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan, who resigned from the Virginia Senate after voters elected her as the first Black woman to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. House.

“Senator-elect Bagby’s experience in the House of Delegates and his leadership as the Chair of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus will guide him well as he continues his service on behalf of Virginians in SD-09,” said Liam Watson, Press Secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia. “The Senator-elect will build on Congresswoman McClellan’s contributions to the Commonwealth, and we can’t wait to see the great work he does in the Virginia Senate.”

RELEASE: Lamont Bagby Issues Statement On SD-9 Victory

RICHMOND, VA — Today, voters in State Senate District 9 made their voices clear, voting for Lamont Bagby to be their next State Senator. In response to Virginians’ resounding show of support in this special election, Del. Bagby issued the following statement:

“I am grateful for the support we have received throughout the course of this campaign and am honored to be the next State Senator representing the very communities that raised me,” said Lamont Bagby. “To all those who joined us, and to those who didn’t, know that this seat belongs to you and my door will always be open. Together, we are going to do great things for Virginia families — from lowering costs for hardworking Virginians and protecting workers’ rights, to ensuring more accessible housing and fortifying Democrats’ brick wall against Republican attacks on reproductive rights, voting rights and public education, we will get it done. Now, it’s time to get to work.”


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