EDF Action Congratulates Representative-Elect Jennifer McClellan for Winning the Special Election
Staunch Advocate for Climate and Environmental Justice Joining Congress
(Washington, D.C. – February 21, 2023) EDF Action congratulates U.S. Representative-elect Jennifer McClellan (VA-04) for winning the special election to succeed late Congressman Donald McEachin.
“Voters sent a strong message by electing Jennifer McClellan to Congress,” said EDF Action President David Kieve. “Congresswoman-elect McClellan is the right person for the job. In the State Senate, she made climate and environmental justice a top priority, by championing and helping to pass both the Virginia Clean Economy Act and the Solar Freedom Act. And in Congress, McClellan is committed to continuing this work and building on Rep. McEachin’s legacy by focusing on bold climate solutions that prioritize justice and ensure all Virginia communities can prosper. EDF Action was proud to support Congresswoman-elect McClellan’s historic candidacy, and we look forward to her becoming the first black woman ever to represent the Commonwealth of Virginia when she is sworn in. We look forward to working with Representative-elect McClellan to continue making climate progress and fighting for environmental justice in the months and years to come.”