Virginia state Sen. Jennifer McClellan (R-Richmond) will succeed the late-Congresman A. Donald McEachin in the U.S. House of Representatives after she defeated her Republican challenger on Tuesday in a special election.
McClellan defeated Leon Benjamin by a 74.3-25.7 percent margin. McEachin, who represented Virginia’s 4th Congressional District, died on Nov.
28, 2022. McClellan is the first Black woman from Virginia in Congress. The post Jennifer McClellan wins special election to succeed Va.