WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Collective PAC – the nation’s largest political action committee dedicated to increasing Black political engagement, representation, and power across all levels of government – endorsed State Senator Jennifer McClellan for Virginia’s 4th Congressional District.
State Senator Jennifer McClellan is running to represent Virginia’s 4th Congressional District in the state’s special election on February 21, 2023. Senator McClellan formerly served in the House of Delegates for 11 years and has spent the last five years representing Virginia’s 9th Senate District. Senator McClellan serves as vice chair of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and chair of the Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission. During Senator McClellan’s tenure in the Virginia’s state legislature, she passed the Reproductive Health Protection Act; expanded tenant rights and protections; and created a state-based health exchange under Obamacare. If elected, Senator McClellan will become the first Black woman to represent Virginia’s 4th Congressional District.
Founders of The Collective PAC, Quentin James and Stefanie Brown James, released the following statement:
“The Collective PAC is proud to support State Senator Jennifer McClellan for election to Virginia’s 4th Congressional District. Senator McClellan has a proven track record of enacting progressive change for the Commonwealth – from passing landmark reproductive health and housing protections to tackling climate change and strengthening public education.
“After 15 years as a legislator and leader, we believe Senator McClellan’s experience and passion will make her the best leader to represent Virginia in Congress. We know Senator McClellan will continue her legacy of delivering change as she campaigns to fill the seat of the late Representative Donald McEachin.”
ABOUT THE COLLECTIVE PAC
The Collective PAC is working to create an America where Black people are equally represented at every level of government. The Collective is strategically focused on creating a truly equitable democracy where our nation’s local, state, and federal governments have diverse and talented elected leadership and Black people are fully represented in positions of power to create the policies necessary to progress our communities forward. Over the past five years, The Collective has successfully helped 423 Black candidates win elections across the United States.