RICHMOND – Today, the Virginia League of Conservation Voters formally endorsed Jennifer McClellan in her bid to represent the 9th District in the Virginia State Senate.
As a Delegate, representing Virginia’s 71st District, McClellan consistently earned Virginia LCV’s highest marks on conservation issues in the organization’s annual General Assembly scorecard. As a member of the House Committee on Commerce and Labor, McClellan has been a reliable ally on some of the most important conservation issues to make their way through the legislature. Virginia LCV has named McClellan a Legislative Hero multiple times and she holds a career score of 98 percent, which reflects her strong dedication to protecting the environment in the Commonwealth.
“Throughout her career as a Delegate, Jennifer has been one of the most reliable lawmakers in the General Assembly on conservation issues, working steadfastly to protect Virginians’ clean air, clean water and open spaces, and we are proud to endorse her for State Senate,” said Michael Town, Executive Director of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters. “We will surely face an uphill battle on many of our core conservation priorities in the legislature and I can think of no one better to continue the strong environmental legacy established by my friend Don McEachin in the 9th District.”
“I am honored to receive the support of the Virginia League of Conservation Voters, an organization for which I have great respect,” said McClellan. “As a member of the Senate, I vow to continue the 9th District’s strong environmental legacy and continue my work as an ally to protect Virginia’s clean air, clean water, and natural resources.”
About Virginia LCV: The Virginia League of Conservation Voters serves as the political voice of the state’s conservation community, working to make sure Virginia’s elected officials recognize that our natural heritage is an environmental and economic treasure for all. For more information, visit www.valcv.org.