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Dec3
Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic Party's candidate for Virginia's Ninth District state Senate seat by the Legislative Nominating Committee of the Democratic Party. The party canceled a planned caucus Dec. 3 because McClellan was the only candidate who filed for the nomination.
A special election for the seat, vacated by Donald McEachin after his election to Congress Nov. 8, will be held Jan. 10.
Dec3

HENRICO COUNTY, VA. – Virginia State delegate Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic nominee for the 9th Senate District Special Election in January.

McClellan currently represents the 71st District in the House of Delegates, which she has served in since 2006.

“It is a distinct honor to be named the Democratic nominee for the 9th State Senate District,” said McClellan. “I humbly accept the nomination and am looking onward to the Special Election on January 10th.”

Dec3

Virginia State delegate Jennifer McClellan has been declared the Democratic nominee for the 9th Senate District Special Election in January.

McClellan currently represents the 71st District in the House of Delegates, which she has served in since 2006.

“It is a distinct honor to be named the Democratic nominee for the 9th State Senate District,” said McClellan. “I humbly accept the nomination and am looking onward to the Special Election on January 10th.”

Dec1

Henrico, VA – December 1, 2016 - The 9th Senate District Legislative Nominating Committee (LNC) is pleased to announce that Delegate Jennifer McClellan will be the Democratic nominee for the 9th Senate District Special Election taking place on January 10, 2017.

"It is a distinct honor to be named the Democratic nominee for the 9th State Senate District," said McClellan. "I humbly accept the nomination and am looking onward to the Special Election on January 10th." 

Jennifer has served in the House of Delegates since 2006. She represents the 71st District of Virginia, which includes parts of Richmond City and Henrico County.

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Last week, the 2018 Virginia General Assembly Session convened for 60 days.  It was a historic week!  In the House of Delegates, 19 new members were sworn in, and the Republican majority shrunk to 51-49. On Saturday, Ralph Northam was sworn in as the 73rd Governor of the Commonwealth, Justin Fairfax was sworn as the 40th Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Herring was sworn in for a second term as Attorney General.  
 
Against this historic backdrop, the General Assembly began work on thousands of bills and the state biennial budget. I look forward to providing an update on this an other issues over the next six weeks.
On Monday, Governor McAuliffe unveiled the two-year budget covering July 2018 through June 2020. 

You can read the Governor's remarks at the joint money committees meeting here. You can read the Richmond Times-Dispatch's article on the budget here.

Last month we saw a Democratic wave election in which Ralph Northam, Justin Fairfax, and Mark Herring were elected Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General, respectively, and Democrats in the House of Delegates climbed from 34 to 49!   
 
Majority control in the House is still up in the air, as four races go to recount.  In HD-94, Democrat Shelly Simonds trails Republican David Yancy by only 10 votes!  In HD-40, Donte Tanner trails Republican Tim Hugo by 106 votes.  And in HD-28, where 147 voters were given the wrong ballot, Democrat Josh Cole trails Republican Bob Thomas by only 82 votes.  Locally, in HD-68, Republican Manoli Loupassi requested a recount after conceding to Democrat Dawn Adams twice.  Dawn leads by 336 votes.  
 
In local upsets, Courtney Lynch was elected to serve as the Brookland representative on the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, flipping control of the Board to Democrats for the first time in decades.  In Chesterfield County, which voted for a Democratic Governor for the first time in over 50 years, Jenefer Hughes was elected to serve as Commissioner of the Revenue.

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