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U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan Secures Democratic Nomination in Re-election Campaign

McClellan pledges to "turn out voters to re-elect me, Senator Tim Kaine, and President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.”

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From Rep. Jennifer McClellan (D-VA04)’s office:

U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan Secures Democratic Nomination in Re-election Campaign

After Filing Deadline, McClellan Becomes Democratic Nominee in Virginia’s 4th Congressional District

Richmond, VA – Today, 4th District Democratic Chair Alexsis Rodgers announced that U.S. Rep. Jennifer McClellan (D-04) is the 2024 Democratic nominee in Virginia’s 4th congressional district.

Thursday at 5 p.m. marked the passing of the filing deadline to run for Virginia’s 4th congressional district. No other Democratic candidate filed to enter the race.

“I’m honored to represent the 4th District and grateful for the support I have received from Virginia Democrats in my race for re-election,” McClellan said. “In my first year in Congress, I have worked to create jobs, lower costs, increase access to affordable health care, prevent gun violence, and protect voting rights, civil rights and reproductive freedom. But we have more work to do. I’m proud to run for re-election to continue fighting on behalf of the Fourth District and to turn out voters to re-elect me, Senator Tim Kaine, and President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.”

Rep. McClellan is the first Black woman from Virginia to serve in the U.S. Congress. She was elected in February 2023 in a special election for the 4th Congressional District to fill the vacant seat left by the passing of Rep. Donald McEachin. She previously served for 18 years in the Virginia General Assembly.

McClellan also serves on the Biden-Harris National Advisory Board, where she works with a  team of Democratic leaders to help deliver President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ message and engage voters across the country. She will also help turn out voters in VA-04 to re-elect Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.

McClellan was born in Petersburg and graduated from Matoaca High School in Chesterfield County. The daughter of community leaders and educators, McClellan has focused on servant leadership and a drive to better her community.

In Congress, McClellan sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, where she is focused on supporting our servicemembers and bolstering America’s innovation and development. In the FY2024 National Defense Authorization Act, McClellan secured major legislative wins like her NATO Resolution and provisions to improve servicemembers’ quality of life. McClellan is continuing her leadership on the issues that matter to Virginians and has introduced nine bills during her first year in Congress to address the maternal health crisis, access to child care, the cost of higher education, and more. She has closed over 1,000 cases for constituents who need assistance with federal agencies, returning over $1 million to those constituents. Through the FY2024 appropriations process, she secured over $15 million in Community Project Funding on a wide variety of projects from water infrastructure to housing for survivors of domestic violence.

McClellan was elected to the House of Delegates in 2005, and succeeded Rep. McEachin in the State Senate in 2017, after McEachin was elected to Congress. As a state legislator, McClellan passed more than 350 bills, including landmark legislation such as the Reproductive Health Protection Act, the Virginia Clean Economy Act, the Voting Rights Act of Virginia,the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, creating the School Construction and Modernization Commission to fix crumbling K-12 public schools, and creating the Virginia Health Benefit Exchange under Obamacare.

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