Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan

Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan

Fourth District of Virgina | Congreswoman

Jennifer McClellan entered the U.S. Congress in 2023 after winning a special election to replace the late Congressman A. Donald McEachin. A lifelong Virginia native, McClellan was born in Petersburg to parents who served the community: her father worked as a professor at Virginia State University and her mother worked as a counselor at VSU. McClellan attended Matoaca High School in Chesterfield County, where she was valedictorian. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond, where she served as a Charter member of the Rho Rho Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She then obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. McClellan has served the greater Richmond area in elected office for nearly twenty years. She was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2005 and served in that post until she was elected to the Virginia State Senate in 2017, where she succeeded A. Donald McEachin after his election to the U.S. House of Representatives.   In Congress, she sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. A principled and progressive legislator, McClellan has always worked to ensure Virginians’ voices are heard in government. Throughout her eighteen sessions in the Virginia General Assembly, McClellan passed over 370 pieces of legislation, including landmark bills to protect and expand voting rights, combat climate change, preserve reproductive health care, and enhance workers’ protections and labor rights. McClellan lives in Richmond with her husband, David Mills, and their two children, Jackson and Samantha.

All Sessions by Congresswoman Jennifer McClellan

Thursday September 21, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Member Issue Forum with Rep. Jennifer McClellan: The Power of Unity: Black Sisters and Brothers Standing Together (CBCF Registration Required)

Room 202 A - Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC

Overview: Join Congresswoman McClellan and 100 Black Men of America, Inc. for a panel discussion that delves into the unique health challenges faced by the Black community, emphasizing the importance of mutual support and solidarity. From reproductive health and freedom to public health and safety, and mental and behavioral well-being, this panel aims to shed light on the intersecting struggles that disproportionately affect our community. By bringing together experts, activists, and community leaders, we will explore how the Black community can come together to uplift one another. Together, we will embrace the power of unity.

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