Senate District 009

State Senator

Jennifer McClellan
Democrat
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Incumbent Senator Jennifer McClellan is a Democrat who grew up in Petersburg. She serves on the board for both the YWCA of Richmond and the Richmond NAACP. She is also on the board of the Children’s Museum of Richmond and the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

Senator McClellan was elected in 2017 and is the only Senator that has been pregnant while in office. Prior to her election, she served in the Virginia House of Delegates for 11 years. She has proven herself to a pro-choice champion, sponsoring multiple bills to protect and expand reproductive rights. She has voted to raise the minimum wage and to increase teacher salaries. Senator McClellan also voted to expand Medicaid in Virginia and fought to put protections for breast feeding into state law.

Her opponent, Libertarian Mark Lewis, advocates for eliminating the minimum wage and expanding access to guns. He would repeal Medicaid expansion and supports school voucher schemes.

Senator Jennifer McClellan is the progressive choice in this race.

House District 074

Delegate

Lamont Bagby
Democrat
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Incumbent Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is a former member of the Henrico County School Board. He received his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his master’s from Virginia Commonwealth University.

During his time in office, Bagby proposed a bill to ensure additional affordable housing in Richmond. He also co-sponsored sensible gun laws including one which mandated that authorities must be notified if a gun is lost or stolen. Additionally, he supported adding funding to the Housing Trust Fund, increasing the number of school counselors, and addressing healthcare billing, while also providing additional tax relief for Virginia. Bagby also played an important role in ensuring that Virginians no longer have their driver’s licenses suspended for failure to pay court fines and fees.

Delegate Bagby is running unopposed and is the progressive choice in this race.

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