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Biographical Profile for Jennifer L. McClellan
Currently Elected House Of Delegates 71st District, Virginia
Age: 42
Party: Democratic Party of Virginia
Phone: (804) 772-1512
Address: PO Box 47
Richmond VA 23218
Jennifer L. McClellan's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
I am honored to represent the citizens of the 71st House of Delegates District. I am eager to hear from you and learn where you stand on important issues. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent you..
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Jennifer was born in Petersburg and attended public school in Chesterfield County. Jennifer is married to David Mills, and lives in the Fan District of Richmond with their son Jackson.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond in 1994. In 1997, she received her law degree from the University of Virginia.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Jennifer is an Assistant General Counsel at Verizon Communications, focusing on state regulatory matters for the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West regions.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Jennifer's community service extends to a wide variety of state and local organizations. She serves as Vice President of the State Board of the Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership, and is a graduate of the Institute's 2001 Political Leaders Program and 2005 Candidate Training Program. Jennifer is a member of several non-profit boards, including the Richmond SPCA, Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia, the Virginia Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, and Boaz & Ruth. Jennifer is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Junior League of Richmond, the Fan District Association, the Fan Women's Club, the League of Women Voters, and the Richmond Crusade for Voters. She is a member of the 2004 Class of Leadership Metro Richmond. Jennifer's past board memberships include the Metro Richmond Boys & Girls Club, Flagler Home at St. Joseph's Villa, the Oliver White Hill Foundation.

Jennifer has also been a longtime Democratic Party activist. She currently serves as 1st Vice Chair, Organization for the Democratic Party of Virginia, and is a member of the Democratic National Committee and the Association of Democratic Chairs. Jennifer previously served as Vice Chair for Outreach and Chair of the 3rd Congressional District Democratic Committee. She has been active with local Democratic committees in Richmond, Chesterfield County, and Charlottesville. She served three consecutive terms as president of the Virginia Young Democrats (1994-1997), and is the founding president of the Metro Richmond Area Young Democrats (1997-2004).

Jennifer is a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus and the Capital Region Caucus (Co-Chair 2008-2010). She also serves on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission (Vice Chair), the Virginia Center on Aging Advisory Committee, and Governor McDonnell’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board. Previously, she served as a member of the Civil Rights Memorial Commission, Governor Kaine’s Poverty Reduction Task Force, and Governor Kaine’s Commission on Sexual Violence. Since 2008, she has served as a guest [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Jennifer McClellan was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates from the 71st District in 2005. She serves on the House Commerce & Labor, Courts of Justice, and Education Committees. She is Vice Chair of Outreach for the House Democratic Caucus.

She also serves on the Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education, the Commission on Youth Advisory Committee, the Civil Rights Memorial Commission, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission, and the Board of Trustees of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center. In 2007 she served as a member of Governor Kaine's Commission on Sexual Violence.

Prior to elected office, Jennifer served Governor Mark Warner on the Virginia College Building Authority (2002-2005), serving two years as Vice Chair. She also served on the Board of the Richmond Metropolitan Authority from 2004-2008.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
The Virginia Education Association Legislative Champion and Solid as a Rock Awards (2013)
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood Mary Anne Reynolds Award (2012)
Virginia Commonwealth University Student National Medical Association Health Policy Award (2012)
Resolve Infertility Hero Award (2012)
Virginia League of Conservation Voters Legislative Hero (2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006)
Better Housing Coalition Golden Hammer Special Recognition for Neighborhood Design & Planning (2011)
Virginia PTA Child Advocate of the Year Award (2011)
Democratic Black Caucus of Virginia Leadership Award (2011)
Virginia AARP Older Virginians Champion Award (2011)
Chesterfield Public Education Foundation School Bravo Award (2010)
Upsilon Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Citizen of the Year Award (2010)
Girls for Change It Girl Award (2009)
National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) Civil Rights Justice by Action Award (2009)
Virginia Housing Coalition Housing Leadership Award (2009)
Sorensen Institute of Political Leadership Expression of Ideals Award (2009)
Politico’s 50 Politicos to Watch (2009)
Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law (2008)
Richmond NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Award (2008)
Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine Top Young Lawyers in Virginia (2007)
Virginia Jaycees Outstanding Young Virginian (2006)
Leadership Metro Richmond Servant Leader Award (2005)
Style Weekly’s Top 40 Under 40 (2005)
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference Edward R. Burnett Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2002)
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