Virginia Board of Elections confirms Jenkins will be on the ballot in November
SUFFOLK – On Tuesday, the Virginia Board of Elections declared that Clinton Jenkins is the official Democratic Nominee in HD-76 and will appear on the ballot in November. Jenkins ran unopposed in the Democratic primary with the full support of the district’s legislative committee. The Board of Elections issued the decision today after a minor paperwork error from the district committee in filing Jenkins’s candidacy.
“Suffolk is my home, and it is an honor to be on the ballot in the 76th House of Delegates district,” said Clinton Jenkins. “Service to my community has always been my priority, and I will spend this campaign speaking with and listening to the hard-working Virginians throughout our district so that I may represent their interests in Richmond.”
A true native of Suffolk, Jenkins was raised in the heart of the 76th district and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School. After graduating, Clint enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country. Upon returning to Suffolk, he earned his BA at Saint Leo University and continued his graduate studies at Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary. Jenkins worked at the BAE Systems Shipyard and now manages a local real estate company with his daughter.
Jenkins is running for the House of Delegates to be a fighter for working families in the community. As a Delegate, he will work to expand Virginians’ access to quality, affordable health care, including protecting coverage for pre-existing conditions and essential health benefits like maternity and mental health care. A small business owner, Jenkins will support local businesses and fight to make sure every full-time worker earns enough to support their family. Having raised three children in Suffolk, Jenkins is committed to strengthening public education, including raising teacher pay to at least the national average, securing funding for new constructing, and ensuring every child in Virginia has access to pre-K at no cost.
The 76th district was redrawn by a federal court earlier this year after Virginia’s legislative map was found to be racially gerrymandered in violation of the Voting Rights Act. Also appearing on the ballot in November is a 21-year Republican incumbent at the heart of the defense in court of the racially gerrymandered map that cost millions of taxpayer dollars.
“As a leader in the community and a Suffolk native, Clinton truly embodies the spirit of the newly drawn 76th District. I am confident that he will continue to be a champion for the people of 76th as their Delegate,” said House Democratic Campaign Chair Delegate Rip Sullivan. “We are proud Clinton is part of our impressive slate of candidates and look forward to flipping the district this November.”
About Clinton Jenkins
A father, military veteran, and small business owner who at one time worked three jobs while attending school full-time to support his family, Clinton Jenkins is a proven leader who understands the value of hard work. He has spent his entire adult life serving his country and his community, and it is that same spirit of service that motivates him to represent the people of the 76th district in Richmond. Jenkins lives in Suffolk with his wife, Karen, a member of the school board. They are the proud parents of three adult daughters.